Twenty former street kids have graduated after undergoing vocational training for a year at Samaritan Trust Centre in Blantyre.
The trust trained the young people in tailoring, brick layering, carpentry and electrical installation.
The organization’s aim is to reduce the number of street kids in the country’s cities. In her remarks following the graduation, the trust’s executive director Margret Mukwena said the training is an effective way of dealing with rise in number of street kids.
She further said that it is not easy to take care of the children since they get exposed to different abuses in the streets. “It is difficult to take care of such children as any child because they are exposed to different abuses since they have no one look after them,” she explained.
Mukwena said even though her organisation is facing a lot of problems, it will continue to train more young people.