immoral behaviour and prepare them for the next step in their educational pursuits, Youth Net and Counselling (Yoneco) in Balaka is teaching the youngsters computer basics during the school holidays.
Yoneco acting district manager for Balaka Jacob Phiri said his organisation embarked on the initiative to keep the youth occupied.
“We have 30 youths who have been learning computer basics since the start of the school holidays because we know that some of them will be proceeding to colleges and universities where the computer skills will become handy,” he said.
Elizabeth Nazombe, 19, a Bwaila Secondary School alumnus, said it is a lifetime opportunity for her to learn computer skills as she waits for Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination results.
Jimmy Jabesi, an information communication technology expert, who volunteered to impart free computer lessons such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and the Internet, among others, said the skills will help the to do better in their daily activities and in education.
Caption: A cross-section of youths undergoing the training
Credit: Mike Van Kamande. n