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Why KC Empowered Communities On Vocational Training In Ogun

Posted: Sep 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Recently, KC World Development and Vocational Training Institute, determined to ensure that youths and women do not look entirely up to government to provide jobs for them stormed Isashi and Denro communities in Akuta, Ogun state on an empowerment mission.

Kemi Ogungbuyi, chairman of KC speaking while declaring the event open said that it is pathetic to note that the present economic situations in Nigeria have forced government agencies and the private sectors to sack workers in their thousands almost everyday.

According to her, the labour market is already saturated with jobless people who are struggling to survive. This has in turn       translated to some unfocussed job seekers contemplating going into crimes or committing suicide.

But KC has a burning desire to see women especially become economically independent from government, their husbands, boyfriends and parents, through indentifying and nurturing their skills in a free vocational training, packaged by her outfit, she said.

Her words: “When our youths, jobless men and women are engaged, it keeps them away from crimes, makes them to become independent thereby adding values to themselves, their families, communities, state and the entire country.

Independent observed that the  empowerment programme tagged “Summer Training”, held for three weeks featured special classes in beads making, catering, hat making, bag making, make-up, gele tying, hair making, fashion design,  event decoration, photography and shoe making.

More than 5000 people drawn from the two communities attended the event, where about 40 students participated in each of the training programmes.

Temitope Tolu Ojo, public relations officer for the institute said that with the training successfully completed and the participants empowered, it is most likely that the initiative will help increase the gross profit of the nation.
Her words:  “When people are self employed doing well in their own businesses, it will increase the gross profit of the nation, because they will be able to pay taxes and also reduce the high of unemployment.”

A student in a bag making department, Kemisola Fasasi, thanked the organizers of the programme for the privilege and said that her husband was impressed when she told him about the free training programme.

Another student from make-up and gele tying unit,  Tomi Alayade also thanked the organizers of the programme for engaging her in such a training that will help her stand on her own and not wait for paid jobs that are not forthcoming.

“I was actually working before they asked us to hold on for a while,  so with this now, am engaged, not sitting at home waiting for them to call us back and it will still fetch me money at the end of the day.” Tomi stated.