The Yewaland Development Forum, (YDF) has commenced an empowerment initiative designed to offer free vocational skills acquisition and digital trainings to thousands of young girls across Yewaland of Ogun State.
Penpushing reports that, termed, ‘2-Day Intensive Girl-Child Empowerment Bootcamp’, which is part of the forum desire to combat youth unemployment and poverty in communities, is the first phase of the programme held on Friday, Saturday, 21st, August at the Ultra Modern OGD/Asuje Hall, Ayetoro-Yewa.
The Public Relations Officer of the forum, OlajideAmusan said more than 250 participants from Ayetoro and other towns within the local government area, who registered for the 2-Day intensive training programme were imparted with marketable vocations such as the production of essential daily needs and digital entrepreneurship skills.
Penpushing further reports that, Amusan said similar event is scheduled by the organizers to hold at Imeko-Afon, Ipokia Local Government Areas with proposed grand finale at Ilaro-Yewa, Yewa-South Local Government Area at a future date.
The forum spokesman pointed out that huge success recorded at the maiden event at Ayetoro has indeed set a parameter and strategic template for the remaining centres, noting that the programme has succeeded in revealing the abundance of local vocational talents and innate abilities amongst the youth in Yewaland.
Penpushing reports that, he added that the programme also underscores the fact that, with this kind of initiative, many Yewa communities will be liberated from the scourge of youth unemployment and poverty.
The Chairman of Yewa North Local Government Area, Hon. Gabriel OluwoleOgunyemi officially declared open the programme, accompanied by Vice-Chairman, top local government officials, politicians and eminent personalities of Ayetoro and beyond.
Penpushing also reports that, Ogunyemi in his opening remarks, while paying glowing tributes to the organizers of the training programme, applauded the forum for the bold initiative, and admonished the participants to take full advantage of the opportunity while promising the continuous government support for future events.
The President of Yewaland Development Forum, Ogbeni Wasiu Fagbohun, in his response while imploring the participants to put various skills acquired through the training to better use, at least to better their lives, also reiterated the commitment of the association to continuously impact positively on the lives of Yewa indigenes.
Meanwhile, the participants were presented with certificates of participation on the second and final day of the intensive training programme.
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