The Anambra State Community and Social Development Agency (ANCSDA) in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have empowered over 81 members of the local communities and vulnerable groups in different skills acquisition and trades.
The training took place in different locations in the state pertinent among them include Awka, Agbudu and Aguleri.
According to Mr. Chudi Mojekwu the General Manager of the Agency, the training was to run through one to two months depending on the type of skill. Also, he mentioned that the mentored trainees were to re-train others when they return to their various communities.
While it took a month for the trainees learning the art of computer repair, hairdressing, bead making, block moulding, phone repair, barbing and shoemaking to successfully complete their program, their counterparts learning tailoring and carpentry will complete theirs by September 20,2020 as the duration for theirs is two months.
In his words: “These trainees who were from the communities that host skill acquisition centers as part of the intervention projects from the ANSCDA were expected on return to their various communities to commence step-down training on their people at the newly built and well-equipped centers”.
Furthermore, he stated that the skill training is as a result of the need to ensure that all the newly implemented and equipped Skill Centers under ANCSDP-AF are functional
such that they make positive impact on the benefitting poor communities and groups.
Mojekwu while commending the graduands, admonished them to play the role of change agents to foster sustainable development in their different communities.
Also, he expressed optimism that the training will go a long way in augmenting the good work done by Governor Obiano especially in building up the 183 communities in the state through the community-choose-your- project- initiative of his administration
On their part, the trainees were grateful to the state government for its effort in ensuring that the project changes the status quo for both the local communities and the vulnerable groups within the state.