Self employment boot camp held in Wokha

Participants of the 4-day self employment boot camp.

Participants of the 4-day self employment boot camp.

DIMAPUR, JUNE 18 (MExN): A 4-day self employment boot camp organized by Likya Yankho Council Wokha in collaboration with YouthNet, concluded with a valedictory session. 

The event witnessed the presence of dignitaries, including the District Youth Sports Officer Libemo Jami and Anuranjan Singh, MGNF of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GoI, Wokha I/c.

The boot camp, held from June 13 to 16 aimed at empowering young individuals with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to enhance their employability and success in today’s competitive job market were facilitated by facilitators from YouthNet. With a focus on providing practical training, interactive workshops and expert guidance, the program proved to be a transformative experience for the participants.

During the valedictory session, Libemo Jami emphasized on the significance of continuous learning and skill development for personal and professional growth. He said that unemployment is quite frightening, however “we cannot say that we are unemployed; we are under employed because we have opportunities and resources.” 

He encouraged the participants to embrace challenges and persist in their pursuit of success. In order to encourage the participants to apply the newly acquired skills to excel in their careers, he said that he will support paper bag making, and forward and distribute it to every household. He believed that this will be a huge contribution towards a sustainable environment as well as generating income for the participants. “Throw away your shyness and ego if you want to survive in this world. Small beginnings and a tiny little idea are the future of Nagaland,” he added. 

Anuranjan Singh shared insights on the government’s ongoing efforts to promote skill and development entrepreneurship among the youth. He also highlighted the importance of such initiatives in bridging the skills gap and fostering economic development. He left the participants hopeful with the assurance to support them in any way possible.

The participants expressed their gratitude for the transformative experience and shared their aspiration for the future.

One of the participants said, “Business to me was selling and getting money to spend but this training has made me realize that business is building a career and making a living.”

The camp concluded with a vote of thanks from L Oponthung Kinghen, Secretary LYC to the dignitaries, facilitators and all the participants for their active involvement and support.