Norton Youth Celebrate Achievement: Certificates Awarded for Fish Farming Workshop Completion

Last week Friday, participants of the fish farming workshop convened once more to receive certificates marking their successful completion of the program.

Among them were eager faces, now equipped with the knowledge and skills to embark on their journey into fish production and agribusiness.

The ceremony was a culmination of weeks of intensive training, during which the youth delved into various aspects of fish farming, from pond construction to fish health management.

Under the mentorship of experienced practitioners and agricultural experts, they not only gained theoretical understanding but also engaged in hands-on practical sessions, solidifying their grasp of the intricacies involved.

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Amidst applause and words of encouragement, each graduate received their certificate, a symbol of their dedication and commitment to harnessing agriculture as a pathway to personal and communal prosperity.

The atmosphere was one of pride and optimism, as these young entrepreneurs embraced the responsibility and opportunity bestowed upon them.

As the ceremony unfolded, the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Rural Development Director Milton Makumbe, alongside his deputy Lillian Nyashanu, took centre stage, presenting the certificates to the graduates.

Their presence underscored the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Rural Development’s commitment to nurturing Zimbabwe’s youth in the realm of fisheries and aquaculture.

Amidst the applause and cheers, the youths expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry and its dedicated officials, recognising their unwavering support and guidance throughout the workshop.

The Director and his Deputy’s encouraging words resonated with the attendees, reaffirming their belief in the transformative power of agricultural education and empowerment.

Furthermore, the participants extended their appreciation to Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), acknowledging the organisation’s pivotal role in facilitating the workshop.

They recognized TAAT’s contribution in bringing together expertise and resources to empower Zimbabwean youth in the field of fish farming and agribusiness.

Looking ahead, these newly minted agripreneurs are ready to apply their newfound knowledge, guided by the principles instilled during the workshop.

With a blend of innovation, perseverance, and support from stakeholders, they aspire to not only build successful enterprises but also contribute to the broader socio-economic landscape of Zimbabwe.

As they venture forth, armed with certificates in hand and dreams in their hearts, these graduates stand as living testaments to the efficacy of programs aimed at empowering youth through agriculture.

Their journey, intertwined with the aspirations of a nation seeking sustainable development, exemplifies the transformative potential of investing in the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

The graduates pledged to work diligently towards the goals of Vision 2030. They understood the significance of their role in ensuring food and nutrition security for their nation.

Driven by a sense of purpose and responsibility, they vowed to leverage their newly acquired skills and knowledge to contribute meaningfully to Zimbabwe’s agricultural landscape and the realisation of its developmental aspirations.

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