The non-profit organization « SJS » deplores the failure to take into account the training of young people of international standing


Kinshasa, July 17th, 2021 (CPA).- The executive director of the ASBL « Si Jeunesse savais (SJS) », Richine Masengo, deplored Friday during an interview with the ACP that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC ) does not take into account the training of young people to international standing in terms of professional knowledge like some African countries including Nigeria and Senegal.

Ms. Masengo, who was speaking on the sidelines of the World Youth Skills Day celebrated on July 15 each year, said that by observing the current professional environment in the country, the competence of young people in private companies is tough. . This state of affairs, she continued, pushes company managers to condition a professional experience of at least 5 years to any candidate wishing for a position. However, this does not allow young people to be hired in the various companies due to lack of experience.

« Currently in the DRC, for a young person to be strong enough in his skills for a future job or others, he must develop personal research, among other things through online courses and the Internet. This is how we see some young people having the means to go outside the country to continue their university studies, ”she stressed.

Among the obstacles to the advancement of young people in certain fields, the executive director of this structure cites, among other things, the lack of a good salary for teachers which does not allow them to give quality education to learners and the lack of information. sufficient on sexual and reproductive health with consequences of unwanted pregnancies and dropping out of school for young girls.

It should be noted that the report published in 2020 by the International Labor Organization (ILO) mentions an increase in the rate of out-of-school youth with a considerable number of young girls in the world.

This day was proclaimed in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the strategic importance of imparting to young people the skills necessary for employment, obtaining decent work and entrepreneurship. . ACP/