…. Gifts them industrial baking ovens, laptops, sewing machines, others
No fewer than 40 less privileged Nigerians have graduated from the Inner Wheel District 912 free vocational and skills acquisition programmes.
The graduation ceremony which was held at its vocational centre on Raji Rasaki Street, FESTAC, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos was graced by members of the humanitarian organisation.
Participants of the vocational and skill acquisition programmes were trained in different skills like Computer desktop publishing, catering and events management, fashion designing, hairdressing and home farming.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Inner Wheel District 912, Mrs Adefunke Olubunmi Shinaba said the district took it as a point of responsibility to empower the less privilege through various means.
She said as part of the International Women’s organisation focus is education, training and empowerment and opportunities for all and sundry.
“We have four cardinal points, education, empowerment, training and opportunity. We want to give the ladies out there the opportunity to be empowered. Nigeria is a volatile country and the government can not do it alone, that is why we have put in our little effort to add smiles to the vulnerable ones in the society.
“We have been able to train 40 less privileged in different skills. We trained them and also gave them various tools for their use. We gave them computers, sewing machines, baking ovens, iPads and industrial gas cookers,” she said.
Mrs Shinaba encouraged the beneficiaries to ensure proper utilisation of the tools given to them as she prayed they can turn it around and also become donors to charity organisations.
The District chairman also said in assisting the graduates, the organisation will through its various clubs through which some of them participated in the train, monitor their activities and continue to give them support in all ways to ensure they succeed.
Speaking also, chairman of the vocational training and skills empowerment planning committee, Mrs Josephine Nkiruka, said the need to impact and touch lives meaningfully by the humanitarian organisation spir them to organise the programmes.
The past district chairman of the Inner Wheel District 912 said the skills training and empowerment programme is an annual programme of the winner Wheel.
Immediate past district chairman of the Inner Wheel District 912, Mrs Ronke Solomon, promised to empower one of the trainees with an industrail baking oven.
One of the beneficiaries and also the best graduating student, Miss Aina Victoria Modupeoluwa, was elated and excited about the training. She thanked the organisers for the opportunity and promised to reciprocate their gestures through training others as well in the future.
She said; “I was given an industrial baking oven, I thank them for this, we didn’t pay any money throughout the programme. They have spurred me to also do the same to others when I start making profits from my business and also train others”