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Tanganyikan Reports on Technical and Cultural Aid from Israel

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Israel has agreed to send a staff of live experts to Tanganyika to help establish a youth training center based on the kibbutz system, Rashidi Kawawa, Minister without Portfolio, announced today on his return from an eight-day visit to Israel.

The Tanganyika official, who was a guest of the Israel Government, said the experts were due at the end of October for preliminary talks. The center, where about 30 African youths will be trained in cooperative and farming project methods, will be opened on Tanganyika’s independence day, December 9. The experts will also teach trade union procedures.

The official also reported that Israel has offered 40 scholarships to Tanganyika trade union leaders, farm organization officials and cooperative societies members to visit Israel for three weeks to study aspects of Israeli cooperative and farming techniques as well as trade union methods. The scholarship holders will leave for Israel October 21.

Other Israeli assistance included 12 scholarships for four months of study starting January 1962 in Israel for leadership training and an unlimited number of scholarships, for use starting in 1962, in such subjects as irrigation, agriculture, engineering and medicine. The entire cost of the scholarships is being covered by the Israel Government, the official said.

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