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Friday, July 6, 2012

Kyuso Maarifa Centre organise a motivation day

Kyuso Maarifa centre has been offering advisory services to the arid lands communities of Ukambani since 2005 . Most of the advices has been on agricultural , climate change  and marketing information to the farming community in the area. A broad survey carried out by the Field officer Mr. John Njue shows that the youth has not been embracing Agricultural activities since after competing their secondary eduction level they migrate to urban centre. Most of the youth especially Young boys of this area end up in Garissa, Nairobi and Mombasa and less are left to venture in economic activities in the area.

Kyuso Maarifa Centre has decided to be organizing motivational days twice a month especially to the ICT trainees in the centre so that they may embrace development activities such as agribusiness, value addition and self employment.

This month the centre held one where 60 participants (15 Male 45 Female ) participated. The trainees were briefed on the importance of career development since most of the youth thought computer training at ALIN was enough to drive them into employment. What came out of the meeting is that computer skills is a support to a course that one will take.

The trainees were motivated a were told to be aggressive, determined and courage in live. The field officer used a quote by Churchill to put this through: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." – Churchill 

The meeting was coordinated by the ICT trainer Mr. Julius Matei and an Intern Miss Joyce Nafula Wasike.

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