Region Ten RDC seeking to boost youth development through ICT, sport
The Region Ten administration is seeking to empower its youth through training in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and sport.
In an interview with DPI, Regional Chairman, Mr. Deron Adams said the Region hopes to continue ICT training to equip the youth with a marketable skill, and softer skills training that would ensure their success in the working environment.
In addition to the ICT training, they would be taught subjects including literacy and numeracy, entrepreneurship, sexual reproductive health, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, micromanagement development, ethics and time management. The Administration believes the initiative is important for youth development and would be particularly beneficial to those who are unskilled and vulnerable, he said.
“Our youths are dear to us as they hold the greatest potential to create so much development, exactly what our region desires, and so we want to continue to provide the ICT training undertaken by the previous administration since many of them, today, are employed,” Mr. Adams said.
Currently, the regional administration is in talks with various organisations and businesses to host the workshop soon. However, it is prepared to go it alone if the support is not forthcoming.
“We want our youths to be equipped with the necessary skills to gain employment and so that is why we are engaging with several governmental and non-governmental agencies to ensure that this will be done. Of course, COVID-19 has provided some difficulties for us but it is our hope to not only this disease to dictate the development of youths,” he said.
The Region also plans to advance sport development, which will cover infrastructural development, sport gear distribution and other aspects. The Region has contacted the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport in this regard and the Minister has promised to visit the Region to discuss the matter.
“The administration has been inspecting the playgrounds in the Region during our various outreaches and so while requests have been made, we are trying to address those. However, we will make representation to the relevant authorities to ensure much-needed gear and equipment are provided,” Mr. Adams said.
To this end, the Regional Chairman is also appealing to business owners to support the administration in this endeavour.