Arab Today, arab today chinese firm recruits kenyan youth from poor backgrounds
Last Updated : GMT 15:16:52
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Chinese firm recruits Kenyan youth from poor backgrounds

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Chinese firm recruits Kenyan youth from poor backgrounds

China flag
Nairobi - XINHUA

Dozens of young adults drawn from low-income suburbs in the Kenyan capital Nairobi were on Saturday recruited by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to work in its flagship standard gauge railway (SGR) project.

The youth, aged 18-25 years, were awarded certificates early this week for completing a comprehensive masonry course.

Senior executives from CRBC said during the recruitment exercise that the Chinese construction firm is committed to empowerment of Kenyan youth through training and employment.

"We are ready to play an active role in empowering young people from poor backgrounds through education, vocational training and employment," said Steve Zhao, Manager in charge of external relations at CRBC.

He said the newly recruited youth will be deployed at construction sites where their skills in masonry, plumbing and tiling are in great demand.

CRBC has forged a strategic partnership with Kenyan charitable organizations to improve the welfare of youth drawn from Nairobi's low-income settlements.

Part of this collaboration involves placement of youth trained in various technical fields at the SGR project where they will undergo rigorous skills upgrade while earning decent income.

Zhao said recruitment of skilled youth from poor backgrounds will be a continuous exercise as CRBC hastens implementation of its corporate social responsibility blue print launched early this year.

Chen Hongyu, the site human resource manager for SGR, noted the recruited youth have exceptional skills that will aid implementation of the mega infrastructure project linking Kenya and its east African neighbors.

Elizabeth Wanja, Program Manager with International Youth Foundation (IYF) which partners with the Chinese firm to help train the youth, hailed Chinese business entities for supporting skills development for Kenyan youth.

"By supporting education and training for our disadvantaged youth, Chinese firms have set a precedent worth emulating," Wanja said, adding that solution to Kenya's youth unemployment crises hinges on mentorship, vocational training and entrepreneurship.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today chinese firm recruits kenyan youth from poor backgrounds Arab Today, arab today chinese firm recruits kenyan youth from poor backgrounds

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 14:58 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Humans spark most US wildfires
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Final Phantom VII signals end of an era

GMT 14:31 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Final Phantom VII signals end of an era
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president

GMT 06:18 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday