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Over 4000 people in South Sudan received professional training over 3 years

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Report released by the Project on Improvement of Basic Skills and Vocational Training (SAVOT) in Southern Sudan, showed that over 4000 people have been trained in different fields in southern Sudan from 2006 to 2009. The Chief Advisor of Skills and Vocation Training (SAVOT), Sachio Yamamoto, said the people have been trained in areas such auto- mechanic, electrical engineering and other income generating activities in Juba. Speaking during the occasion marking the completion of the first phase of the project, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor and Human Resource Development in the South Sudan, said that more people need to be trained through the same scheme. SAVOT was established in 2006 and is being supported by Japanese government to build capacity of the people in southern Sudan.