by crossriverwatch admin
A Non Government Organization, Center for Youth and Women Skills Acquisition, on Wednesday September 25, 2013 graduated 400 youths and women after successful completion of training in various skills acquisition courses in Obudu.
The event which took place at the Obudu LGA council premises saw a large turnout of friends and family members of the graduands who came to felicitate with their loved ones after three months of rigorous training.
Mr. Victor Ogbeche the State Coordinator for the Center presented the graduands to Mr. Francis N. Kalu the National President of the organization for the presentation of certificates.
Mr. Kalu while presenting the certificates pointed out that the organization has completed the skills acquisition training in 23 Local Government Area of Benue State and Obudu is now added to the list as the first in Cross River to benefit from their gesture and urged the 400 beneficiaries to share the experience and training they have acquired with others.
He also revealed that the organization will now move to neighboring Obanliku Local Government for another three months of training after which they will move on to Bekwara LGA.
The center says the objective and main thrust of CYWSA is designed to cater for the empowerment of the financially constrained and highly resourceful farmers and prospective business owners; unemployed women and youths, retired and intending retirees in the civil service structure, unemployed graduate, job seekers and school leavers.
Mr. Ushunde Patrick, the Union Chairman for the center presented his welcome address expressed gratitude to the NGO for the opportunity that has been provided for the 400 graduands to add value to their lives and their communities.
He assured that “the trainees in the chapter will not go to sleep with the wealth of their acquired skills in compliance with the President’s vision 202020”.
He also expressed appreciation to the council chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Ikwen for his assistance and sponsorship of the Center.
Most of the trainees were indigent women and the training focused on soap making, candle production, fumigation and pest control, odour control, relaxer, shampoo, irrigation farming technology, bleach making, izal, insecticides, paint making, body cream, cosmetics, pomade, tie and dye (kampala).
Other areas include, agro products and training in fish farming technology, poultry management, juice making, yoghurt making, custard making, snail farming, grass cutter farming, spice, ginger, pepper, feeds & seedlings, organic fertilizers production, vegetable oil processing, cornmeal processing, ice cream, pure water treatment and margarine making.
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