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Dayo Israel, the chairmanship candidate for Lagos Mainland Local Government on Monday, August 15, 2016, flagged off a skills acquisition & mentoring programme for residents of his constituency.
The training opening ceremony took place at Oyingbo in Ebute Metta, Lagos. The three weeks empowerment programme, organised in partnership with A Fresh Start Initiative, GLEEHD Foundation and Double Grace Development Initiative International, is targeted at school leavers, students, artisans, housewives, and unemployed adults who intend to learn to be self-dependent.
The program according to Mr Israel, aims to also promote sustainable livelihood, financial literacy and financial inclusivity as a tool for economic development, particularly in the areas of poverty reduction, employment generation, wealth creation and improving welfare and general standard of living.
Participants are being taught skills in hair dressing, bead making, makeup artistry, interior decoration, computer training, digital marketing, event planning, leather works, fashion design, wire works, chemical works, fish and snail farming, , traditional engagement package, graphic design, photography and video editing.
Speaking on the need for the vocational training, Mr. Israel said that he is not doing this as an electioneering tactics, but rather a continuation of an ongoing endeavour. “Organising training of this nature is what I do on a daily basis. I have been involved in advocacy and development for over 16years since my days at Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) to UNICEF, Save the Children and GLEEHD Foundation. I have only brought it closer to home so my community can benefit. I started a 6weeks vocational training here over 6years ago. With the rise of cultism, hooliganism and insecurity in the local government, it is important to engage residents especially the youth”, he said.