Eritrean refugees receive vocational training
The Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia said on Monday (October 28) said that hundreds of Eritrean refugees in two camps in northern Ethiopia had completed a vocational and skills training. The training, in Mai-Aini and Adi-Harush camps, was managed by the Norwegian Refugee Council, and 500 refugees graduated after receiving a one-year vocational and skills training as part of a Youth Education Pack non-formal education scheme. The refugees were given training in tailoring, food preparation, wood work, general construction, electronics and metal-work received certificates of graduation. The Council’s Education Manager said that some of the graduates would take part on construction and expansion works in newly opened camps; others would be offered jobs with local and international NGOs. The Norwegian Refugee Council now has plans to train over 1,000 refugees in three Eritrean refugee camps in the next year. According to the UNHCR there are currently more than 77,000 Eritreans sheltered in 6 camps in the Tigray and Afar Regional States bordering Eritrea.