Our activities for this new project were interrupted by the earthquake on 25 April 2015. Further delays were caused by the border blockades and a change in UCEP management. But we were able to continue our efforts and the first course started early in 2016. Over a period of 15 months, we will train masons, plumbers, electricians and welders. The courses last four months and consist of a theorectical part (three months) and practical training (one month). There will be an exam at the end of each course and participants will receive a certificate from the National Skill Testing Board.
The first course training masons started on 14 February 2016. 12 participants passed the exam at the end of the course in June 2016 and started working in their communities.