Government of Japan Provides 90,588 US Dollars
to Kabwe Institute of Technology
On 28th January 2016, Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia presented on behalf of the Government of Japan, a Grant amounting to 90,588 United States Dollars, or approximately one million Kwacha to Kabwe Institute of Technology to implement The Project for Improvement of Automotive Course Facility in Kabwe.
Kabwe Institute of Technology is a public vocational school founded in 1943, and it provides varieties of skills training for youths under three departments, namely; mechanical, construction, and commercial. Among other training courses, the automotive course has over 250 students, being a popular course to obtain skills for automotive mechanics and machinery maintenance. However, there are still some challenges to be solved, such as lack of classroom for lectures and old or outdated training equipment.
It is expected that the completion of this project will improve the quality of training and upgrade the skills of the students. It is also hoped that the graduates will perform as competent automotive mechanics to cope with the increasing number of used cars in Zambia.
The unemployment rate of the youth in Zambia is still high. Thus, the Government of Japan will make continued efforts towards the support of vocational schools and contribute to youth empowerment.
To read the speech made by H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia at this ceremony, please click here.
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