Free Special Skills Acquisition Training
FREE SPECIAL SKILLS ACQUISITION TRAINING ORGANISED BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE IN COLLABORATION WITH REDEMPTION MINISTRIES.
Free Special Skills Acquisition Training was put together by Her Excellency Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo the Deputy Governor of Rivers State for youths of Degama, Abonnema and Asalga Local Government Areas. 3,677 people were registered and successfully completed the training in ITC, Cinematography, Paint Making, Fiber Boat Making, Catering, Agro Business, Fashion Design, Shoe Making, Hat and Bead making, Ankara accessories, Food Processing and many more. The youths completed the training in 6 weeks.
The training was carried out in partnership with Redemption Ministries. The pictures below were taken at the opening day ceremony.
Electrical Training students where given a generator and tool boxes while some others were given tool boxes and helmets. For catering students they were presented with Electrical Ovens. While Agriculture, Paint Making and Fiber Boat Students were grouped into cooperatives and a total of 57 cooperatives were paid for and formed for a total of 978 students. The aim of forming the cooperatives is to help them in establishing themselves as business owners.
Two weeks into the Special Free Skills Acquisition Training Her Excellency visited the training to see how the students were faring and she was indeed amazed at the extent they had gone. She was happy to find out that the students participated in morning devotion every day and they listened to the word been preached by the coordinator of the Skills Acquisition Training Pastor Christopher Briggs. Her Excellency said she felt fulfilled in learning that the Youths were hearing Gods word daily because this is the beginning of wisdom and it gives life to the simple. Nothing else compares to learning about Jesus and making him Lord of all she said.
Electrical Training students where given a generator and toll boxes while some others were given tool boxes and helmets. For catering students they were presented with Electrical Ovens. While Agriculture, Paint Making and Fiber Boat Students were grouped into cooperatives and a total of 57 cooperatives were paid for and formed for a total of 978 students. The aim of forming the cooperatives is to help them in establishing themselves as business owners.
On the 7th of February 2020 the 6 week Free Special Skills Acquisition Training came to an end in a grand style. There was a march past organized by the students. They grouped themselves under their various departments and performed a march past Her Excellency Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo. They also displayed their crafts and handiwork. Her Excellency promised that those who had done brilliantly well would be gifted Starter Packs to help them start off something new.
PRESENTATION OF STARTER PACKS
Best students from each of the classes were empowered with Starter Packs. These varied for each class. Fashion best students were given sewing machines, Food processing class were given equipment for their classes, ICT students were given Desktops, printers, and UPS.