One of the vocational institutes in the country, Safer Future, has won the Commonwealth award for the second time, and the manager of the institute Idriss Kamara has presented the medal to the deputy minister of Education Youth and Sports Algassimu Jah.
In his statement, he said they had brought laurels to both the project and government of the country by winning twice the Commonwealth award. “As a project, we feel very proud to make such achievement,” he noted, adding that “it is our desire to ensure the numbers of disadvantaged and deprived young people of our country are given the attention building the capacity of these young people will mark the turning point of having well refined, equipped people that will contribute meaningfully to their development and the development of our beloved nation”.
He went further that they would like to implore the usual cooperation and unflinching support of the ministry in the refine of the attitude of our young people that form the bulk of the country population. “This will contribute to achieve the dream of President Ernest Bai Koroma,” he noted.
He said they started this project in 1993 and that it had been doing all in its ability and power to capacitate young people with valuable skills to make them become independent.
“We have been empowering rural communities with some social amenities in order to bridge the gap between the rural and the urban population thereby minimizing urban migration,” he stated. Minister Jah, in his contribution, said as a government they were investing greatly on the youth as they were the future leaders. He mentioned that what Safer Future Youth has done was in line with the President’s and they should continue to bring more laurels to this nation.