In a bid to allow young girls and boys access quality vocational training soon after being rescued from various cities and towns, Chisomo Children’s Club has constructed a K20 million Resource Centre.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Chisomo Childrens Club Executive Director, Charles Gwengwe, said the resource centre project will play vital role in accommodating the rescued young prostitutes and streets kids who will be given training in vocational skills.
“This resource centre will play vital role in strengthening capacity building for our young prostitution’s project, since we know that there are some who cannot go back to basic school so what will happen is that we will be giving them vocational training with support from Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA),” said Gwengwe.
Gwengwe said the resource centre has a conference facility which will form part of income generating activities of the centre.
Minister of Gender, child, disability and social welfare Patricia Kaliati has since commended Chisomo Childrens Club for the initiative.
Kaliati said what Chisomo Children Club has done is in line with government effort in making sure that children are given alternative means of living than engaging themselves in prostitute behaviour.
The Minister also blamed some men who deliberate forego their age mate ladies and engage themselves in sex life with young girls.
“As Government under the leadership of His Excellence Peter Mutharika, we will not allow some men to abuse our young girls just because they are not economically empowered so we salute you Chisomo Children Club for the initiative, I understand you earlier invited me to open this but I failed because I was equally doing the same work,” said Kaliati.
The resource centre construction project has been made possible with funding from Danchurch Aid.
The centre will house 50 computers and an E-library.