DOHA (The Peninsula) : Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has opened a vocational training centre for inmates of Al Huda Jail in Khartoum, capital of Sudan.
The project worth over QR2.1m was financed by the endowment fund of Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al-Thani for charity works. Thousands of prisoners will receive training so they could join the job market after serving their terms. It will also help them integrate into the social life and earn a livelihood for them and their families.
The centre was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. Ayed bin Dabssan Al-Qahtani, Chairman, Board of Trustees and General Director, RAF; several Sudanese ministers and officials. “We have prepared training courses for the inmates in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Vocational Training and Industrial Apprenticeship,” said Minister of State for Labour Khalid Hasan. “The council will grant internationally recognized apprenticeship certificates to the participants.”
There will be two courses for six months and three years. The participants will undergo a month-long course to specify their level of education and will be selected by the council for courses, including wielding, electrical, packing, installation of health equipment and aluminum fixers.
The training period will be for 24 weeks and classes will be held from 7:45am to 1:15pm.
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