A total of 1121 youth have graduated with vocational skills in various disciplines at Iwawa Rehabilitation Center.
The Minister for Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi requested the fresh graduates to use acquired skills in building the nation and avoid using drugs and start a new page in their lives.
The 13th intake has been advised to take better choices that will not put their lives in danger.
“In the president’s speech during the swearing-in ceremony he said that he has a pact with youth. So, the next step is your choice because you are going back in the community where you used to belong. You have acquired vocational skills that will help you” she said.
“You will encounter the same community members and these drugs are still there, but we need youth with good choices with your contribution in building the country” she advised.
She urged them to join efforts and create their own jobs and copy a leaf from their r colleagues who have already passed through the center.
Speaking on behalf of graduands, Emmanuel Nsengimana said that after completing the training, they hope to bring positive changes and enable possible development in their communities.
“Now as we graduate, we have learnt many things and acquired skills that will enable us to develop ourselves. We came here for rehabilitation because we had become drug addicts. We have undergone rehabilitation and we promise to change our life style and implement what we have learnt and ensure that we don’t take these skills for granted” he said.