In brief [Archives:2007/1085/Local News]
Kindergarten care training
Sept 12 ) UNICEF in Aden organized a five-day training for 37 female trainees on kindergarten and nursery care. The training included information on the psychology of children, educational tools that would facilitate children's learning and their development. The trainees will be working in the state based and public day cares in the governorate.
Plan to improve power supply
Sept 12 ) One billion and 8 hundred million Yemeni Riyals is the estimated cost of a new project to improve power supply in Ibb governorate. According to the governor, 60 percent of the project is completed and citizens in the governorate will soon be provided with stable power supply.
Cross visit Amran
Sept 11 ) A delegation from the International Red Cross currently visiting Yemen has been on an official visit to Amran governorate. Amran is one of the governorates where the organization has projects in cooperation with the local government offices in human rights awareness especially during conflicts.
Child protection network
Sept 12 ) The protection of children and youth initiative in its board meeting is working out the process for creating a network to protect children. This network is to include non-governmental organizations, government offices, academia, and individual activities working for the sake of protecting children and youth.
Youth and health
Sept 11 ) The youth social development initiative, Naseej and the Yemeni medical association celebrated the conclusion of their four months project concerning youth and health. The project which was under the theme “For more effective youth participation in society”, included seventy participants from Sana'a and Taiz. For four months the trainees were educated on health care, environmental protection, planning and project management and community mobilization.
Two tons of rotten food destroyed
Sept 11 ) Environmental health authority in Al-Mahara governorate confiscated around two tons of expired and rotten food products during its routine inspection last week. The foodstuff includes dates, biscuits and canned pineapple which were being sold at whole sale shops and some small shops.
Taiz artists caravan conclude
Sept 11 ) A caravan of several poets and artists from Taiz has reached its concluding stop in Hodaidah after touring 13 governorate in the republic. The artists delivered in each of the 13 governorates various performances in poetry, sketches, singing and other forms of arts.
Female rural teachers trained on modern techniques
Sept 11 – After almost one month of training, 115 female teachers from three districts in Hodaidah governorate received their certificate on modern educational techniques. The training, funded by UNICEF, aimed at qualifying the rural areas female teachers in teaching skills, running classrooms, and planning school programs.
Citizens warned from
Sept 12 ) Ministry of agriculture office in Lahj warned its citizens in the governorate as well as adjacent areas from eating locusts. The locusts fled Shabwa, Hadramout and Abyan have been sprayed with chemicals and pesticides and would cause food poisoning if consumed. The field teams are still struggling to control the spread of locusts in the southern governorates.