Digital skills training to empower Samoan youth
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Samoa launched an ICT skills training to empower sixty unemployed youths. The pilot project, implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development (MWCSD), and the National University of Samoa (NUS), is intended to provide participants with knowledge that enables them to find better employment opportunities.
At the launching event, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Minister Afamasaga Lepuia’i Rico Tupa’i, explained that this type of training places an emphasis on promoting people-centered projects. He affirmed that “We must always remember that technology is not an end, rather it must be a way to improve the lives of our people.”
The project was implemented with funding from the United Nations Development program (UNDP).