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Vocational institute in North Darfur for dropouts, ex-rebels

August 21 - 2015 KABKABIYA
In El Geneina, a 22-year-old man shows his skills on welding in a new workshop run by a youth association and supported by the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration programme (DDR) and Unamid, 2013 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
In El Geneina, a 22-year-old man shows his skills on welding in a new workshop run by a youth association and supported by the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration programme (DDR) and Unamid, 2013 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A new training institute for youth in vocational works will target school dropouts in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, and reintegrate the youth from former rebel movements which have signed a peace agreement with the Sudanese government.

The institute was inaugurated on Wednesday with the support of the Unamid. The hybrid peacekeeping mission also renovated and re-opened a popular court in Kabkabiya this week.

A youth activist from Kabkabyia speaking to Radio Dabanga welcomed the inauguration of the institute. He said that the training institute will contribute to the development of Kabkabyia youth who are in need of technical professions and other skills. Their employment and income opportunities can be expanded, he stressed.

The security arrangements stipulated in the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, which was first signed by the Liberation and Justice Movement and the Sudanese government in 2011, include the demobilisation and disarmament of the signatory rebel groups. The Justice and Equality Movement faction JEM-Sudan signed the peace document in April 2013. 


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