November 28, 2015 5:32 pm

Prime Minister Trudeau pledges $15M to train youth in African countries

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media following the Commonwealths Heads of Government meeting in Valletta, Malta Saturday, November 28, 2015.

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VALLETTA, Malta – The Canadian government will contribute more than $15 million to help train youth in eight African countries find good jobs.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the contribution while in Malta, for the Commonwealth summit.

The government is partnering with Canadian company Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) on the project, which they say will train youth in information and communications technology.

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The project is part of the government’s promise to focus on poverty reduction by creating jobs and businesses.

The government says the project is expected to benefit about 200,000 youth.

The project is running in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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