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Hope of Family Celebrates Return of Youth from TVET School as First Term Concludes for Academic Year 2023-2024

  • December 22nd, 2023

In a heartening display of dedication and perseverance, Hope of Family has welcomed back a group of determined youth who have successfully completed their first academic term 2023-2024 at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) school. These young individuals, part of the "Youth Economic Empowerment Program," have embraced a transformative journey, overcoming economic hardships and rural challenges to reclaim their academic aspirations.

The Youth Economic Empowerment Program, spearheaded by Hope of Family, serves as a beacon of hope for those young individuals who, due to poverty and challenging rural conditions, were unable to pursue normal educational avenues. The program strategically nurtures their potential through comprehensive academic training before enrolling them in various subjects at TVET schools. Its overarching goal is to not only restore hope but also foster confidence among disadvantaged youth.

A primary goal of the initiative is to empower vulnerable youth from struggling families by facilitating their enrollment in technical schools. Post-graduation, these empowered individuals will embark on entrepreneurial ventures, thereby creating a cyclical effect as they contribute back to their families and communities.

As of today, 49 youth have completed their first term at TVET school, marking a significant milestone in their educational journey. The breakdown of their educational backgrounds highlights the diverse challenges they have overcome: 35% had not completed primary school, 27% finished senior one or senior two, 22% attended senior three to senior five, while only 16% had completed senior six.

Despite these challenges, the dedication and hard work exhibited by the youth during the first term have been nothing short of inspiring. Their commitment to their education and personal growth showcase the transformative power of the Youth Economic Empowerment Program.

In the broader context of the Shyogwe sector, where Hope of Family operates, there are 704 youth hailing from impoverished backgrounds, lacking formal education and job opportunities. Today, the NGO proudly announces a 7% reduction in this number as 49 youths have embarked on their educational journey in technical subjects.

The returning youths, who are now on holiday break, expressed their sheer excitement and delight at being able to return to school. They shared their experiences of boarding at the TVET school, highlighting the camaraderie with fellow students from diverse regions and the transformative nature of their academic pursuits.

Hope of Family stands as a beacon of hope, actively reshaping the futures of these young individuals, and fostering a sense of purpose and possibility where there was once desperation and uncertainty. Through their tireless efforts, they are not just educating youths but sowing seeds of empowerment and resilience in communities that need it the most.

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