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Youth with Special Needs Find Renewed Hope in Vocational Training

Tsega Mekonen pottery training
Eritrean youth with disabilities feel empowered by acquiring new skills through vocational training

By UNDP Eritrea,

Tsega Mekonen is 22 years and the chairperson for the Association of the Deaf in Anseba Region. She is one of the beneficiaries of the pottery training, which is facilitated by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS).

The training takes six months and by the time of interviewing her for this story, she had already been at the training centre for five months and one week.

Out of the 21 trainees in the pottery class 10 are deaf. Her group is the first to be trained in pottery craft in Eritrea. According to NUEYS, there is demand for clay products in Keren, the capital of Anseba region and Asmara, Eritrea’s capital. Continue reading Youth with Special Needs Find Renewed Hope in Vocational Training

Vocational Training to Enhance Employment Skills for Eritrean Youth

The youth employment skills project in Eritrea that was scaled-up form a pilot project (2007 to 2011) is now fully enhancing the capacity of various vocational training institutions and equip the youth with work skills.

By UNDP Eritrea,

The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is equipping the youth with vocational skills to help them engage in economic activities and access employment. The trainings are facilitated through the youth employment skills development project in all the six regions of Eritrea. Currently 198 trainees from Keren town and its environs in Anseba region, Eritrea, have benefited from training in graphics, videography, metalwork, woodwork, pottery and electricity installation. Continue reading Vocational Training to Enhance Employment Skills for Eritrean Youth

World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) – African Commission Meeting to be Held in Eritrea

Eritrean Youth and Students Association (NUEYS) will host the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) – African Commission Meeting in Asmara from 21 – 23 January

By Shabait,

THE National Union of Eritrean Youths and Students (NUEYS) has finalized preparations for hosting the World Federation of Democratic Youths – African Commission meeting from 21 to 23 January here in Asmara under the theme “African Youth United for Peace, Sustainable Development and Fighting Against Imperialism.” Continue reading World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) – African Commission Meeting to be Held in Eritrea

Norwegian Government Delegation Returned After 3 Days Eritrea Visit

AGREED. Mrs. Christine Umutoni, UNDP Resident Representative and Mr.Siw S. Lexau, the Deputy Director General for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

By Yohanes Tesfay,

THE delegation of the Ministry of justice of Norwegian government conducted a 3 day working visit to Eritrea from the 14th to the 17th of December.

The delegation consisted of Mr. Jan Bugge-Mahrt, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreing Affairs; Mr. Siw S. Lexau, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Justice and Public Security; Mrs. Mette Ono Njøten, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Justice and Public Security; Mrs. Anne Siri Rustad, Policy Director/Return Coordinator, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration; Mrs. Bente Scott Amundsen, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. Continue reading Norwegian Government Delegation Returned After 3 Days Eritrea Visit

NUEYS Re-Elected Vice-President of PYU for East Africa

RE-ELECTED. In 2011, the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) was elected as Vice-President of East African sub-region by PYU and African Regional Coordinator by WFDY

By Rahel Sebhatu,

THE National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) has been re-elected as the Pan African Youth Union (PYU) Vice-President for the East Africa/Indian Ocean region on the occasion of the 4th PYU Congress, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 28-29 November 2014.

A Pan African Youth Summit took place simultaneously with the congress under the theme “Youth Moving Africa Forward.” Continue reading NUEYS Re-Elected Vice-President of PYU for East Africa

Africa at Work: Interning in Eritrea to Support Education

Eritrean- American, Mars Keflom talks interning in Eritrea and striving to make an impact in African development through Education

Mars Keflom in Eritrea

By Sesen Paulos,

Mars Keflom’s passion for African development took her to Eritrea in 2012. Over a six month period she interned with the office of the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS), which matches diaspora youth with meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Keflom was placed at the St. Mary’s school in Asmara where she taught English to fourth and fifth graders. Her experience not only drew her closer to her heritage but also solidified her commitment to education.
. Continue reading Africa at Work: Interning in Eritrea to Support Education