National Youth Council of Malawi (Nycom) and African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (Aicc) have jointly trained 27 youths in business management and financial literacy.
Nycom acting director of programmes Maryrose Ikumi Simbeye said in an interview that the youth were drawn from youth organisations in Lilongwe and they received certificates after undergoing the four-day course in the capital city.
“We have had interactions with the youth and the general concern is that they lack knowledge in business management. This is why we came in to support them,” she said.
In a separate interview, Aicc head of programmes Driana Lwanda said they funded the training because the initiative can help youths create jobs.
“Even though we have been talking about job creation among the youth, we have not been imparting knowledge for them to grow businesses and create jobs,” she said.
One of the trainees, Cynthia Chimaliro, was optimistic that the training will benefit the youth as “most of them have been running businesses without sufficient knowledge.”
“Now I have acquired skills that will grow my business to another level,” she said.