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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