SOUTH SUDAN / AWEIL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

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On a recent visit to South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal region, David Shearer, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan visited a vocational training centre in Aweil town, which is equipping the youth in the area with practical skills that will help them earn a living once peace has fully returned to their country. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / AWEIL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 02 APRIL 2019, AWEIL, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Various shots, vocational training centre students dancing
2. Various shots, of the head teacher demonstrating for the UN Special Representative
3. Various shots, computer lab
4. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Apuk Maria Dut, Computer student
“If you apply for a job, you don’t even get that job if you don’t know computer. And also, all adverts are online applications, and if you know computer, you can apply online and also, we have distance learning through computer. So, we really want this computer [centre] to be sustainable for youth and women.”
5. Wide shot, computer lab
6. Wide shot, Special Representative David Shearer speaking to students
7. Various shots, students in tailoring class
8. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Winy Bol Bol, tailoring student:
“I feel good now because I know everything; when I go to market I can work and then get some money to buy food for my children.”
9. Wide shot, students in tailoring class
10. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Biong Wake, Headteacher, Aweil Vocational Training Centre:
“These young people are being used as weapons for certain groups of people who are trying to get their interests through them. So, we are trying to engage them such that they don’t get involved in to the conflict. That’s why we are trying to help them also men and women to be able to have means of surviving.”
11. Wide shot, Aweil town

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On a recent visit to South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal region, David Shearer, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan visited a vocational training centre in Aweil town, which is equipping the youth in the area with practical skills that will help them earn a living once peace has fully returned to their country.

An entertaining cultural dance greets the head of UNMISS as he visits a vocational training centre in Aweil town.

But the centre is not just a place for entertaining cultural dances: there is serious learning business going on here, as these young women and men come here to hone their skills in different fields. Twenty-three-year-old Apuk Maria Dut wants to be a journalist but thinks lack of computer skills could stand in the way of her achieving that goal.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Apuk Maria Dut, Computer student
“If you apply for a job, you don’t even get that job if you don’t know computer. And also, all adverts are online applications, and if you know computer, you can apply online and also, we have distance learning through computer. So, we really want this computer [centre] to be sustainable for youth and women.”

A classroom away, more learners are sewing away. There is so much confidence in the skills acquired

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Winy Bol Bol, tailoring student:
“I feel good now because I know everything; when I go to market I can work and then get some money to buy food for my children.”

Established with funding from UNDP – the United Nations Development Programme – and the Relief, Reintegration and Protection Section of UNMISS – the UN Mission in South Sudan – the centre aims to help train South Sudanese youth in essential skills that will make them both self-reliant and competitive in the job market.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Biong Wake, Headteacher, Aweil Vocational Training Centre:
“These young people are being used as weapons for certain groups of people who are trying to get their interests through them. So, we are trying to engage them such that they don’t get involved in to the conflict. That’s why we are trying to help them also men and women to be able to have means of surviving.”

With no immediate peace and security concerns, the Aweil area, which has enjoyed a long spell without conflict, has its eyes focused on recovery and development programmes.
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