Mentors International CEM saluted for providing basic vocational trainings

Country Director of Mentors International in Malawi, Lameck Chisale has praised Mentors International Centre of Education and Mentoring (CEM) for providing trainings that will transform graduating students to be self reliant.

The Centre held its second Group graduation on Tuesday at Golden Peacock in Lilongwe where over 60 students graduated from Lilongwe as well as Kasungu.

Chisale said it was not east for students receiving high quality education, and seeing them graduating hence saluted the Mentors International, for providing with the training sponsored by foreign donors.

CEM second group of graduands

"I am saluting the organization for empowering students especially those from less privileged to be self reliant.

“We all know that accessing education at a university or local college in the country is a bit expensive and one cannot manage the fees." he explained.

Chisale said it was a milestone to the country seeing a number of people improving their business career as well as acquiring better jobs using certificates obtained through their programme.

"I hope the beneficiaries will contribute to the economy of the country. The citizens will be tax payers if they will open up small businesses as well as employing other people, in that way they will boost the economy of the country at large," he added.

Advisor of Special Projects at Mentors International, David Christensen advised the grandaunts not to rely on government and other organizations only to employ them, but to venture into business that would uplift their families.

"The essence is to help people with knowledge that will help them to be self reliant in turn they will help others too and be good citizens. That will help their families as well as their communities," he advised.

One of the grandaunds, Chigozie Ndhlovie thanked the Mentors International CEM for introducing the vocational training programmes saying the certificates obtained would ease them find a better job.

"The journey was not easy, it needed hard work to complete the training, I believe this will help me as well as my friends to acquire better jobs since most of the jobs requires someone to have computer knowledge," she said.

Mentors International CEM, which is a non-profitable Non Governmental Organization (NGO) aims at uplifting those that are less privileged from developing countries like Malawi by providing students with basic trainings.

The students were awarded certificates in Computer Microsoft suit as well as English training programs after completing 15 weeks vocational training.

It is a high quality training centre sponsored by donors who understands that the only way out of cycle of poverty is through education.