.By Godwin Dike, August 2, 2019, event/news
LAGOS-It was a moment of hope and aspiration, as young school leavers set to receive technical and vocational training in basic management principles, life building skills, financial literacy, and Ankara craft making. Others include make up, tying of gele, nail fixing, manicure, leadership, vocational skills in bag making, ICT, and bead making. The orientation exercise took place at Mongomery, Yaba, Lagos, organized and hosted by JAKIN Non-Governmental-Organisation, Fresh Foundation Project, (FFP). Meanwhile the programme is slated for three months and its aim is to empower indigent who are out of school from low income earning households across Lagos State, with preference to those in the mainland.
Speaking with our Correspondent is, Mrs. Adebiyi Olubukola, President of the NGO, who in her address said:”Only two hundred, out of 500 qualified applicants were lucky enough to scale through the selection procession, and most of them falls within the age of 16-24 with O’ level qualification. As we remain committed to quality manpower development,, our purpose is to empower them with basic management principles, life building skills, financial literacy, Ankara craft making, makeup, tying of gele, nail fixing, manicure, leadership, vocational skills in bag making, ICT, and bead making, so that they (students) become significantly self-reliant”
“Furthermore, the project is designed to enrich youth with entrepreneurship and employment skills and opportunity, and it is expected to be a life building experience. However, since, its inception in February 2013, over 600 indigent youth have benefitted from the program”.
Mrs. Adebiyi reiterated that the plan which caught the eye of organizations such as Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT), Access Diamond bank, DHL Express, FCMIB Women, PZ Cussion, Inner heart Initiative, is to give back to the society through JAKIN N.G.O , has recorded outstanding success in the 2017/2018 batch of 200 participants sponsored by Access Diamond bank/ACT foundation.
The best student for ICT, at the last batch, Miss. Hannah Mabayoje, could not hide her joy and gratitude to the foundation for giving her the platform to acquire computer skills and build her self-esteem, she concluded
Mr. Olumide, a representative of Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) urged the participants to utilize the opportunity given to them and ensure that they make their family proud, and avoid distraction.
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