NGO’S challenged to give back to community
Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Limuru should give back to the community by organizing trainings for the youth to tap young talent.
Speaking during the 47th graduation ceremony of the Kenya YMCA college of Agriculture and technology on Saturday Tigoni assistant County Commissioner Mr. Rupare Ole Rinyai said it was important that NGO’s and CBO’s pooled their resources for the benefit of the communities they were serving.
Mr. Rinyai who was representing Limuru deputy County Commissioner Mr. David Kiprop during the function said when the communities were supported, they reciprocated by offering the entities a conducive environment to operate in thus contributing towards the achievement of vision 2030.
The administrator said if institution like YMCA trained farmers in Tigoni which is an agricultural hub for Kiambu County, there were high chances that young people would attend the trainings and benefit.
“When young people attended and benefited by acquiring skills, they would put the skills and knowledge into practice. This would on the other hand help engage them so that they don’t engage in criminal activities” he said.
He said all citizens had a right to a peaceful environment which would propel them to the next level to improve their living standards and those of their families.
The ACC challenged graduands to pursue their dreams by upgrading from certificate, to diploma and even to bachelor degree level in their respective fields.
He said by advancing, they would be sure of being absorbed into the job market without straining as they would be equipped with requisite credentials.
Among courses that registered graduates included Simple livestock treatment techniques, computer packages, motor vehicle mechanics, rabbit rearing, cake preparation and decorations, farm machinery, driving, fish farming, bee farmingand motor vehicle electrical.
At least 65 graduands were conferred with certificates and diplomas.
Kenya YMCA college of Agriculture and Technology is a project of the Kenya Young men’s Association.
It was established in 1968 as Limuru Boys Centre before changing the name to Limuru Agricultural Youth centre and later to the Kenya YMCA college of Agriculture and Technology.
Objective of the project is to turn out sound citizens with training and experience in modern farming and technical competencies to fit in the advanced job market.
It is registered, licensed and accredited by TIVETA and approved to offer certificate and diploma programmes by the Kenya Veterinary board.
By Lydia Shiroya