Chadian Youth Receive Skills Training from USAID Peace Through Development Project

USAID Country Program Manager (far let) and mayors from the 7th, 8th and 10th Districts prepare to transfer symbolically paving stone start-up sets to three of the graduates who completed a two-week skills training course
USAID Country Program Manager (far let) and mayors from the 7th, 8th and 10th Districts prepare to transfer symbolically paving stone start-up sets to three of the graduates who completed a two-week skills training course

Fifty youth from three districts in the Chadian capital completed two weeks of skills training in the manufacture of paving stones and were awarded completion certificates at an August 6 ceremony which involved municipal authorities, personnel from the USAID project that funded the training, and the USAID Country Program Manager.  The purpose of the project is to strengthen resilience to violent extremism.  Participating youth were selected by community committees using a set of criteria which included susceptibility to the use of violence.  In addition to completion certificates, each of the 50 participants was presented with a start-up kit of tools and supplies to begin making paving stones.  A theatrical sketch was also presented at the ceremony demonstrating the benefits of skills training.