On Saturday December 1 the Eva Demaya Centre organised a graduation ceremony for the ten young people, six boys and four girls, who had completed their vocational training, which is a successful programme of the Eva Demaya Centre
This is the 13th successive year that the programme has been operating, with a total of 130 teenage boys and girls, all of them orphans, being helped since the start of the programme.
The program traditionally trains the young people in 4 very useful skills: tailoring, carpentry, bicycle repair and tin-smithing. For the tailoring (4) and carpentry (2) students the course lasts six months and for those learning bicycle repair (2) and tin-smithing (2) it was a three-month course. What was very special about this year’s training was that the Centre has trained the first female carpenter, Pyera Chisale. (At the picture top row, second from the left.)
The young people can secure their future with this training and with the starter packs of tools and materials they are each given at their graduation. They expressed their delight and gratitude to Eva Demaya and its donors with a joyful performance of dance, songs, speeches, drama and poetry, as is the custom.