[ACTED news] - In refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, there is a lack of higher education or skill-based training which reduces opportunities for employment, particularly for the youth.
Vocational training centres that are accessible to the youth of both host and refugee communities were established by ACTED teams, with the support of USAID. During the 3 month training sessions, the students prepare business plans in coordination with ACTED’s technical trainers to ensure their business has the best possible chance of success.
On 7 May, 58 students from Gendrassa refugee camp received the first instalment of their $500 grant to help them start their chosen income generating activity, such as carpentry, tailoring, and brick-making. In the coming weeks, an additional 43 students from Kaya refugee camp will also receive their grants.