The Kuru Kuru Training Centre is taking up an agricultural initiative to make the centre self-sufficient. This is one of the new initiatives added to the Center’s curriculum by the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport.
Youths enrolled in the Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Programme
Assistant Director of Youth, Leslyn Boyce, said the training centre will produce more of its own food. Boyce said this is in keeping with the government’s push for a green economy and to equip young people to become entrepreneurs.
“We want to commence or establish our agriculture because Kuru Kuru more or less has the capacity as it relates to rearing of livestock and cash crops,” Boyce said.
According to Boyce, the training centre has large land space that will be exploited to the benefit to the students and the centre. She said that the rearing of poultry will begin this year and next year would see cash crops
Assistant Director of Youth Leslyn Boyce
“We already have a capacity to hold over 500 chicks and we have, as I said, large land space and we intend to have our young people more involved,” Boyce explained.
The Kuru Kuru Training Centre provides a ten month training programme which targets youths between the ages of 16 and 25, many of whom were unable to complete school for various reasons.
The youths are trained in the areas of business studies, carpentry, electrical installation, joinery, masonry, motor mechanics, plumbing and sheet metal, welding and fabrication.
Last Friday, a new batch of 240 students from across the ten administrative regions began classes at the Kuru Kuru Training Centre.