Ratanakiri: CEDAC is implementing another one-year apprenticeship course in 7 villages across 3 communes of Lumphat District, in Ratanakiri Province. Early August, CEDAC organized Village General Meetings to recruit indigenous youths who are interested to become trainees of this course. CEDAC expects to recruit 7 indigenous youths especially female indigenous youths in order to build up their knowledge and capacity in relation to sustainable agricultural and rural development.

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After the course, trainees will have improved their knowledge, capacity and skills in practicing Ecological Agriculture, community organizing as well as general concept for sustainable rural development. They will become key persons who can play very important role in providing training and disseminating new ideas to other farmers in their communities. At the same time, they also have opportunities to continue working for CEDAC’s and other NGOs’ development projects in the province.

It is important to notice that CEDAC has already conducted four apprenticeship courses and 58 indigenous youths had been trained. More importantly, one Indigenous NGO was established and functioning crucial role in agricultural extension, 28 indigenous youths are now working for NGOs, 2 indigenous youths become commune chief etc.

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