Local organization graduates 14 students after computer course
By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
At least fourteen students have graduated after completing three months advanced computer training course in Bor town after they were engaged by local organization.
The Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (JIPDD), a local civil society organization operating in Jonglei State in collaboration with Project Education South Sudan (PESS) enrolled 14 students in the mid of this year as an attempt to impart them with skills and practical knowledge in computer.
However, the students completed the training course early this month and officially graduated last Friday in Bor town.
Speaking during the event on Friday, Daniel Deng Anyang, Acting Executive Director of JIPDD appreciated the students for tireless commitment they shown during the training term.
Mr. Anyang called on the community to empower young generation and vulnerable group, citing that they will be pillars of change in the societies.
“I am calling upon the communities to support and empower school-aged adolescent girls, young boys and vulnerable women. These groups will become agents of positive change to the societies,” he stated.
The Executive Director revealed that they were working hard to ensuring that young people were brought onboard to discover their own pathways in life.
He figured out that it should be the responsibility of the stakeholders to struggle and explore ways to liberate and raise the locals disadvantaged by the current situation.
“We need to help them to envisage and copy their own pathways in life. As an organization, we are building the mind of this adolescent girls and boys to give them the opportunities and resources to build skills and knowledge,”
“It will also be a chance for them to understand and exercise their rights and develop support networks that would enable them to build peace in, south Sudan as well as Africa at large,” Mr. Anyang stated.
He said that the graduates were drawn from different parts of Jonglei state, south Sudan and neighboring Sudan living in Bor.
He encouraged both local and International partners to join hands and support youth across South Sudan.
Mach Mayen, female trainee applauded the organization for rendering services to the residents of Bor town.
She encouraged the parents to support girl child adduction as oppose to early marriages.
Abel Manyuon Jok, Jonglei Director General for Education affirmed State’s commitment to promoting girls education across the region of Jonglei.
The event was also attended by Jonglei State Governor’s Advisor on Gender and Social welfare, Ms. Lith Aluong and other stakeholders.