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Article 52016The Director of Probation Service, Mr. J.W.O.Oloo,OGW on 9th May 2016 bid farewell to Mr. Yusuke Morimoto the outgoing Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) volunteer at the Probation Headquarters in Nairobi. The JICA Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOVC) programme oversees the dispatch of volunteers from Japan to over 87 countries of which Kenya is beneficiary. Probation Department has received volunteers in the various sectors who give their time to training young people in conflict with the law or at risk of engaging in crime.

The Director commended Mr. Morimoto’s work at the Probation Community Resource and Training Centers in Likoni and Webuye where he volunteered as a computer instructor for close to three years. The knowledge and skills gained by youths at these institutions help them gain a better position in finding gainful employment thus deterring them from crime. During the send off, Mr. Morimoto recounted his cultural experience of Kenya as being of diversity and flexibility compared to that of his home country. During his stay he learnt the importance of team work and improvisation where resources were inadequate. The JICA JOCV Coordinator in Kenya Ms Satsuki Fukaiexpressed her willingness to send other suitable volunteers to assist the department meet some of its obligations.

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