Kathiani MP Robert Mbui has witnessed the graduation of 300 students he supported financially at Mumbuni Technical Training College in the constituency and issued them with certificates.
The students had completed two-month short courses in baking and pastry, hair and beauty, and food and beverage.
Collins Kitaka, the institution director, said the students are well-equipped with the necessary skills and can open businesses or get employment.
“This is giving someone a fishing rod rather than a fish and I am sure these students graduating will be self-reliant and find something to do,” he said.
“I want to thank the MP for helping these students, who are mostly women, some of whom got married without any skill. The students are very happy as some have already started getting income from their skills,” he added.
He asked the county MP Joyce Kasimbi to chip in and provide equipment to enable them open businesses of their own.
“This will ensure they are engaged and become productive. I would also like to urge leaders to emulate and begin similar training for the youth and women,” he said.
By Agnes Orang’o