BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA
SCORES of youths in Murewa South constituency are set to benefit from a nurse aide training course, with 58 of them already enrolled.
The course was brought by youthful bussinessman Nyasha Masoka and is being conducted by Elite Nursing School. This is the first time in the remote area for such training course to be done on the villagers’ doorsteps.
Standard Style on Thursday witnessed two groups at Chipinda and Dombwe in ward 19 undergoing training with the first batch of trainees set to be deployed in local health institutions for work related learning.
A total of 58 youths, both males and females, drawn from 58 traditional villages in the constituency have benefitted from the initial phase of the trainings.
Masoka, also a top Zanu PF official in the area, said it was his delight to see a number of youths being active for the better of their lives.
“As a young politician and brother to these youths, it is my mandate to ensure that they get something to do,” Masoka told Standard Style.
“I am happy that the traditional leadership has embraced the programe with each village head releasing a youth to undergo training.
“My target is to make sure that at least 300 youths benefit from such a programme.
“It feels good to bring such a course to the villages.
“Traditionally, those interested in nurse aide training would travel either to Marondera or Harare which is expensive and stressful.”
Masoka said he launched a number of projects for other youths in the area especially in the farming sector.
“There are also projects for women,” he said.
Elite Nursing School director Angelica Garira recently told this publication that if they get more venues they will be able to train more students.
“The training programme is going on well and we are grateful to the traditional leadership this side who have welcomed us in their area,” Garira said.
“We are allowed to train at least 15 students per class, hence if we get more venues we will be able to train more students.
“We also runnan agency that assist graduates to get employment in and outside the country.”