ELF-RC Youth Office Launches
Courses for Political Awareness
And Formation of Civil Associations
Office for Information and Culture
Mr. Mohammed Adem Artaa, head of the ELF-RC Office
for Youth and Women’s Affairs, on 13 June 2007 opened in Khartoum a
training course on political and mass organization activities for
youth. In his opening statement, Mr Artaa said a vigorous society is
one that gives due attention to its young generation and underlined the
important of the youth in Eritrea that constitute the vast majority of
our population inside and outside the country.
The ELF-RC Executive Committee member further noted
the fact that since independence, the dictatorial regime imposed on our
youth its illegal and never ending “national services” and deprived the
new generation and the nation at large of basic rights to education,
gainful employment, and basic civil liberties. The result has been
rampant ignorance, desperation, relapsing to backward social divisions
and flight away from a decaying homeland.
In his lengthy opening
statement, Mr. Artaa explained the commitment of the ELF-RC in a very
serious way to help the young Eritrean generation fulfil their
aspirations and educate the young boys and girls to take up their
responsibilities as good Eritrean citizens. To this end, he said, the
ELF-RC Office for Youth and Women’s Affairs has prepared a chain of
courses to educate youth on Eritrean cultural and social values as well
as to raise their political awareness and skills in organizing and
leading civil mass associations. This, Mr.
Artaa added, will enhance knowledge and skills of our youth, widen their
scope of understanding and thus turn them into initiators and role
players in the process of democratization and change in our society.
On their part, many of the course participants
expressed their pleasure of being part of the training drive and
reassured the course organizers that they will follow up the studies
with full interest and attention. The main courses were scheduled to be
started on 16 June 2007.
Present at the opening day session were Mr. Ghirmay
Kifle, responsible in Sudan for the Office for Organizational Afairs,
and Mr. Haneze Kahsai, chairman of Zoba Khartoum.