More than eight hundred disadvantaged youths and women from Port Moresby will have an opportunity to improve their lives with skills after graduating from the Ginigoada Business Foundation.
The program was the brainchild of former Member for Moresby South and Minister for Community Development, Dame Carol Kidu.
The graduation ceremony was held yesterday at the Jack Pidik park in Port Moresby where more than eight hundred youth and women graduated.
Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop said the program aims to reach the youth and train them to be involved in the economic sector.
Youth and women in the city were trained on basic economic empowerment and employment skills which will enable them to take part actively in economic developments as well as improve their livelihood.
Meanwhile Lae MP and Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development, Loujaya Kouza made a commitment of K250, 000 per annum for the Ginigoada Business Foundation to extend the program to Lae, Morobe province for the next four years.
This training has been possible through the Australian Governments support of K457, 000 in funding through the Strongim Pipol, Strongim Nesen program.
The foundation has over the last nine years assisted over 11, 000 individuals through short term skills development training.