Kadavu youths up-skill themselves in small engine repairs

Kadavu youths up-skill themselves in small engine repairs

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 02/10/2023
Photo: Ministry for Youth and Sports

Forty-nine youths from registered youth clubs in Nakasaleka, Kadavu, were part of the 1-week Mobile Skills Training program conducted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports that aims at equipping youths with the necessary skills to provide proper repairs for 2-stroke engines.

Throughout the training, participants gained a working knowledge of small engine repair, enabling them to understand the role and career opportunities in the outdoor power equipment field.

Furthermore, youths were able to describe the basic operation of small engines and identify the various parts.

Participants also had hands-on experience on how to disassemble, rebuild and reassemble a 2-stroke engine. This practical aspect of the training provided youths with valuable skills that they can utilize in their future endeavours.

In addition to the technical skills acquired, the training also provided incentives to the youth clubs, which encouraged them to explore and inject their ideas on starting a small business as an income project for their clubs.

The training is aimed at empowering youths to become self-sufficient and contribute to the economic development of their communities.

The Small Engine Repair Training was held in Nakaunakoro Village in Nakasaleka, Kadavu. This program not only enabled the participants to learn and master the art of small engine repair but also paved the way for the creation of employment opportunities for unemployed youths in the community.

These opportunities will help improve their living standards and uplift the overall socio-economic conditions of their families and communities.

Following the completion of the training, the Youths successfully serviced five 40hsp Yamaha engines, one 15hsp Yamaha engine, four diesel generators, five chainsaws and fifteen brush cutters.

All the machines are now in optimal working condition, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the training participants.

The skills the participants have acquired during this training will undoubtedly serve as a stepping stone towards empowering more youth in the future.

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