Modern vocational training centre to be set up in Kenya with Hungarian support
24. 11. 2020.
The director for development programmes of the St. Joseph The Worker Parish in Kangemi, Kenya thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a message for Hungary’s financial contribution to the construction of a vocational training centre, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister informed the Hungarian news agency MTI.

He added that Kangemi is a part of the Kenyan capital, a slum area where more than a hundred thousand people live in severe deprivation. In his message, Jesuit priest Ngondwe Ponsiano informed the Hungarian Prime Minister that the grant worth EUR 250,000 provided as part of the Hungary Helps Programme enabled them to build an ultramodern vocational training block at the St. Joseph The Worker Secondary School. “I’m grateful for the friendship, care and support that you have shown us, especially at the beginning of last year when a delegation of the Hungarian Government visited our parish church. It filled us with joy that through your generosity we now have the opportunity to provide quality education, with special regard to skills development programmes, for the Kangemi population living in poverty and deprivation. These will vest our youths with skills which could help them to create the conditions that are necessary for a dignified and humane life,” the message reads.

The project director further informed the Prime Minister that the purpose of the St. Joseph The Worker Development Programme is to help solve the severe problems of those living in the slum area, problems which afflict in particular young men and women who do not have appropriate skills to earn a living. Mr Havasi recalled that the purpose of the Hungary Helps Programme is to help persecuted people and communities in need as well as people and communities living in areas affected by natural disasters, with special regard to persecuted Christians, in order to enable them to continue their lives in their native land. The Hungarian government believes that instead of bringing problems to Europe, help must be taken where there are problems.