SOUTH SUDAN / AWEIL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Forty young men and women in Aweil have been taking part in a three-month-long vocational training offered by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / AWEIL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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DATELINE: 16 APRIL 2021, AWEIL, SOUTH SUDAN

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16 APRIL 2021, AWEIL, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Med shot, women putting flatbread dough into oven
2. Wide shot, carpentry session
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Mtaisi, Team Leader, Relief, Reintegration & Protection, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“All these are going to be helping capacity in carpentry, baking and business management skills. In addition to that, at the end of the project the beneficiaries will go home with a package, a start-up pack which will help them start their business and get rolling.”
4. Med shot, women turning over baked flatbread
5. Med shot, woman covering flatbread to help during storage
6. Close up, shaped flatbread in baking tins
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Josephine Anger, vocational trainee:
“This vocational centre is really, really helpful to me. It’s opened my eyes, my mind and my heart. By doing this bakery [course], like, I’m seeing some pictures there of making bread, cakes, different types of sweets and other food. Before, I didn’t even know how to make bread, but now I go to the market to buy flour and prepare it at home for my family. Before I used to buy it from the market even when I didn’t have cash.”
8. Various shots, carpentry session
9. SOUNDBITE (English) William Wek, Project Manager, Aweil Vocational Center:
“As a project manager, we had many challenges in the Center. The first challenge we had was the splitting of the classes. We were supposed to have two grades as part of the project. Carpentry was supposed to have 20 students and bakery was supposed to have 20 students. A total of 40 students were supposed to be trained. Currently, we have a plan that we made because of COVID-19; we have split classes into two shifts. So, the first shift comes in the morning from 8 am- 12 pm with only 10 students in each trade. That means in carpentry we have 20 [students] in the morning and also in bakery we have 20 in the morning and in the afternoon, the same thing happens. We should also have 20 students, ten in each trade, total of 40 students, and because of that it is really challenging in coordinating and facilitating because trainers have no time to rest.”
10. Men shot, man cutting wood
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Mtaisi, Team Leader, Relief, Reintegration & Protection, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We are particularly interested in supporting the youth because, basically, in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, there has been relative peace, [following] the conflict in South Sudan. As a result, we felt that youth should get the peace dividends and [this] could also be a pilot activity which could be rolled out in other states.”
12. Wide shot, carpentry session

STORYLINE:

Forty young men and women in Aweil have been taking part in a three-month-long vocational training offered by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The training aims to inspire entrepreneurship and teach small-scale business management skills in the fields of carpentry and baking.

SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Mtaisi, Team Leader, Relief, Reintegration & Protection, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“All these are going to be helping capacity in carpentry, baking and business management skills. In addition to that, at the end of the project the beneficiaries will go home with a package, a start-up pack which will help them start their business and get rolling.”

Josephine Anger, one of the young women receiving training, said she was enthusiastic about her future and all she has learned during her first month attending the vocational course.

SOUNDBITE (English) Josephine Anger, vocational trainee:
“This vocational centre is really, really helpful to me. It’s opened my eyes, my mind and my heart. By doing this bakery [course], like, I’m seeing some pictures there of making bread, cakes, different types of sweets and other food. Before, I didn’t even know how to make bread, but now I go to the market to buy flour and prepare it at home for my family. Before I used to buy it from the market even when I didn’t have cash.”

However, implementing the programme has come with its own challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOUNDBITE (English) William Wek, Project Manager, Aweil Vocational Center:
“As a project manager, we had many challenges in the Center. The first challenge we had was the splitting of the classes. We were supposed to have two grades as part of the project. Carpentry was supposed to have 20 students and bakery was supposed to have 20 students. A total of 40 students were supposed to be trained. Currently, we have a plan that we made because of COVID-19; we have split classes into two shifts. So, the first shift comes in the morning from 8 am- 12 pm with only 10 students in each trade. That means in carpentry we have 20 [students] in the morning and also in bakery we have 20 in the morning and in the afternoon, the same thing happens. We should also have 20 students, ten in each trade, total of 40 students, and because of that it is really challenging in coordinating and facilitating because trainers have no time to rest.”
By equipping young people for the labour market, this vocational training project ultimately aims at preventing conflict caused by a lack of resources, involuntary idleness, or both.

Men shot, man cutting wood
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Mtaisi, Team Leader, Relief, Reintegration & Protection, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS):
“We are particularly interested in supporting the youth because, basically, in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, there has been relative peace, [following] the conflict in South Sudan. As a result, we felt that youth should get the peace dividends and [this] could also be a pilot activity which could be rolled out in other states.”

Eighteen young women and 22 young men are currently benefiting from this project, which costs approximately 40,000 USD to implement.
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