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Reference : V-P-SO-E-01009
Date : 12/07/2023
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Mogadishu, technical and vocational training institute. A trainer instructs a carpentry class to students whose training is sponsored by the ICRC.
Photographer : MOHAMED, Abdikarim
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Source: ICRC blog Somalia, article 28/09/2023

"In the bustling streets of Mogadishu, lies a technical training institute for students learning a group of skill sets to build their careers. The facility is known for its carpentry, masonry, and plumbing courses, with students drawn from the growing displaced and host communities in the city.
"The institution is run by a dedicated group of trainers and aims to provide the youth with the knowledge and practice experience needed to forge a better future. Among the students participating is Ibrahim Hassan, a carpentry student whose hobby is building chairs and tables.
"The carpentry course has given me the creativity and knowledge to design tables, chairs, and cabinets. With this knowledge, I can open my own store and support the needs of my family," he says.
"A total of 100 students from carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and business courses are now empowered with skills, having graduated as the first cohort of the program this year.
"More than three decades of conflict and the worsening effects of climate change have seen displacement in Somalia soar to record levels. The protracted conflict in the country has prevented people from accessing vocational training and disrupted the traditional social systems through which people learn and build skills. Part of the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is to support the recovery of families affected so they may be able to support themselves. This year, a total of 100 students were sponsored for vocational training in Mogadishu."
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