One of the organizations that are involved in youth empowerment initiatives, MHub, has observed that equipping the youth with entrepreneurship skills can play a key role in job creation and dealing with youth unemployment.
The organization observed that government alone cannot manage to tame youth unemployment which is at 24 percent.
The organization is thus training Lilongwe-based young people in data management, social media content creation and web designing, just among others.
In an interview Timveni, MHub’s Project Manager Aze Kandiero challenged the youth in the country to embrace entrepreneurship over white-collar jobs in the wake of high youth unemployment.
A graduate from University of Malawi Dennis Chilinga hailed MHub for the good gesture towards young people.
Chilinga said many youths in Malawi do not have the opportunity to learn more on technological businesses.
One of the young people undergoing the capacity building training, Ellark Dyton, said he now has a lot of knowledge.
The project started in June last year and MHub is conducting the trainings under the: ‘Daring to Shift Project’ in Lilongwe and Zomba.