Rotary Club of Ewu Tuntun District 9110 has trained youths on vocational skill acquisition as part of measures aimed at reducing unemployment in the country.
The club held a graduation ceremony for trainees of vocational skills acquisition at Oshodi-Isolo local government area of Lagos.
The Hope president Rotary Club of Ewu Tuntun, Reuben Oni, said “the vocational skills training held for five weeks was conducted for unemployed youths by the club in partnership with Oshodi- Isolo local government area led chairman, Mr Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof, UNDP Skills Acquisition Centre and support of Stephen Ogundipe, member Lagos State House of Assembly representing Oshodi Constituency.
The participants were trained in makeover, fashion and tailoring, catering, event planning, venue decoration, tie and dye of batik and adire, gele tying, hat making, computer graphic designs and cake making.
Oni said, “Financial empowerment and handing over of donated equipment shall be conducted by the Rotary International District governor D9110, Rotarian Ifeyinwa Ejezie, Mr Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof, chairman Oshodi-Isolo Local Government and Stephen Ogundipe.”
During an inspection visit to the trainees at the UNDP Skills Acquisition Centre, the council chairman, represented by secretary to the local government, Mr. Olayinka Smart, enjoined the intending graduands to make better use of the skills to become notable entrepreneurs to better the society.
The chairperson Rotary Club of Ewu Tuntun Vocational Skills Acquisition and Training, Rotarian Kudirat Olaopoola, and vice chair, Afeez Adesanya stated further that “graduands apart from receiving certificates are to be financially powered with various tools of trade and equipment: hairdressing machines for hairdressers, sewing machines for fashion designers, and laptops for graphic designers, among others.”