By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Life Support Network (LSN), Nigeria has offered free training exercise to thousands of youths in Nigeria, Uganda, among other countries in Africa. Kenya.
The free skill acquisition training exercise took place in Ido local government area of Oyo State, Udu in Delta State, Benin in Edo State, Akure in Ondo State, Nairobi in Kenya, Gayasa in Uganda among others.
Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), Life Support Network, Itunu Oluwa Ajayi-Albert said the organisation took the commitment on itself to improve lives of youths in the country and in diaspora through intensive skill acquisition training geared towards empowering and make them self reliant.
Itunu Oluwa Ajayi-Albert gave the submission during the 3-day intensive skill acquisition exercise for youths in the country and Gayasa, Uganda.
The chief executive said the aims and objectives of the NGO is to reach out and positively affect lives of the teeming youths who have not gotten a means of livelihood in this age.
“Owing to this development, the organisation held an empowerment programme for youths and young adults in five states of Nigeria and at Gayaza, Uganda in different vocation to empower them.
“The skill acquisition training exercise in Bag making took place in Akure in Ondo State, cake making, Adire tye and dye and liquid soap making took place at Ido Local government in Ibadan, Oyo State, Beaf Chapati and Crisps took place in Gayasa, Uganda, Liquid soap making also took place in Benin Edo State and Delta State respectively.’
According to her, participants were taught various crafts and cottage and industrial skills to help them apply their entrepreneurial creativity to earn their living in this time of economic recession.
She advised the participants to make good use of the opportunity to make something good for their living, adding that LSN will continue to work on measures to improve lives of youths in the country and beyond.
The CEO appealed to governments at all levels and philanthropist in the country to key into the vision and mission of Life Support Network in order to support its efforts.
The Executive Director, LSN in Oyo State, Oluwaseun Adeyemi said the organisation made the training free in order to assist the rural youths who could not afford the cost of the training.
“LSN gave the training free in order to help them harness the opportunity and move on with life.”
She said those who have benefitted from the free liquid soap training are already showing interest to go into massive production of soap to earn a living.
She explained further that the programme was geared towards melting down the global recession, urging the participants to grab opportunity to move on in life.
Said she, “the concept is aimed at liberating and empowering the people in order to gradually kick poverty out of country.”