28 April 2017, CHIVHU - The Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Chivhu has opened a vocational training centre at Ernest Kadungure, Pennefather area, as a way of according the public an opportunity to acquire quality training in different trades.
The institution is operating as a satellite of Nyahoni Vocational Training Centre awaiting independent registration.
The vocational training centre has been warmly received with enrolment now standing at 40 students after only two months of operations. Most of the students studying there are specialising in motor mechanics and power electrical engineering.
AFM Chivhu province chairperson, Overseer Joshua Takawira Nzombe, who is the brains behind the institution, said it was the church's desire to equip the youth with knowledge as they are the future of the church and nation at large.
"Our place is largely made up of rural settlements with most of the people resident there unable to afford tertiary education. We also have other young people who would not have done very well at school so we want to give them an opportunity to see that the world does not end there. We want to equip them with skills that can help them do well in life.
"We are very much concerned with the youth; loitering on the streets may lead to abuse of drugs, early marriages, crime among others vices. The word of God says an idle mind is the workshop of the devil so the youth must concentrate on building the future and we are here to help them," said Nzombe
Apart from Motor Mechanics and Power Electrical Engineering, the vocational training centre also offers courses in Cosmetology, Agriculture, Dressmaking, Brick and Block Laying, Carpentry, Welding, Vehicle Board Maintenance, Plumbing as well as Hotel and Catering.
It also offers complementary and compulsory courses that include Christian Ethics, Computers and Business Management.local