Ambassador Pratt at Handover Ceremony with MENFOP and WFP

The Balbala Logistics Transport Center and the Technical High Schools in Tadjourah and Dikhil will receive forklifts, computers and logistics training programs from USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.  At the handover ceremony U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Jonathan Pratt said, “In partnership with MENFOP and the United Nations, we have established a technical training support program for young Djiboutians to find work in the job market of the future.”

The Ambassador turned over $318,000 worth of equipment and machinery to the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, in the presence of the WFP Representative, at the ceremony held at the World Food Program’s (WFP) Humanitarian Logistics Hub.  This equipment will help ensure that the Transport Center and Technical High Schools have what they need to effectively train 560 students each year to prepare them for work in the logistics sector.