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100 Women, Youths To Benefit From Skills Acquisition Training In Edo

Posted: May 12, 2016 at 12:57 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nkasiobi Oluikpe


Lagos – No fewer than 100 women and youths are expected to benefit from a three-month skills acquisition programme by an NGO, T.Y. Danjuma Foundation, in Fugar, Edo.

The T.Y Danjuma Foundation, in conjunction with Que Initiative, is to train people in the locality.

Mrs Oluwatomi Ajayi, the Edo Coordinator of the foundation, made the disclosure at the flag-off of the programme in Fugar, headquarters of the Etsako-Central Local Government Area, to Independent on Monday.

Ajayi said the training was to complement government’s effort at curbing the increasing rate of unemployment in the country.

According to her, the objective of the programme is to create an alternative means of livelihood for the people who before now relied so much on government and white collar jobs.

“The T.Y Danjuma Foundation, in partnership with Que Initiative, has taken a bold step towards bridging the gap through an alternative means of livelihood for unemployed women and youths in the country,’’ he said.

“This training is coming at a time when unemployment is becoming a threat to the security of lives and property”, he added

The Executive Director, Que Initiative, Mrs Idufueko Abiola, in an interview with Independent  said the women and youths would undergo three months training in bead making, tiling, hair dressing, cosmetology, phone repairs, catering, decoration services and making of household items.

“The training scheme will equip the women and youths with an aggressive, up-to-date, marketable vocational and technical skill, to enable them to be self-reliant, self-actualised and self-fulfilled,” Abiola said.