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NGO to train youths to own business


By Motolani AbdulGafar

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Angela Johnson Empowerment Foundation, is set to engage youths in Ejigbo in vocational training to empower them and enhance their talents.

According to the Foundation, the youths will be trained for 10 days on skill acquisition in Fashion Design, Catering, Make-up and Hairdressing, Computer Training, Craft Making and others starting from February 22.

The founder of the Foundation, Miss Angela Johnson, said the initiative which has been in existence since 2013 has over the years empowered more than 300 youths and sponsored about 36 best students after training.

She said she has informed the instructors for the upcoming training to motivate and enlighten different categories of youths in rediscovering different parts of them in the entrepreneurial world.

She expressed the foundation’s determination to further empower unskilled youths despite setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through collaboration with other sponsors.

“Over the years, youths discover their skills and have the opportunity to enrol in sponsored technical schools where they get to know more of their  gifted skills.

“My team and I believe that every human has a distinctive feature that makes them different from one another but some need help to discover that gift. So, we, at Angela foundation, have a collective understanding that we are to reshape the orientation of the youths which is what inspires us to keep doing what we are doing,” she explained.

One of the sponsors of the programme, the Chairman of Estate Youth Parliament (EYP), Mr Adeyemi Yusuf explained that EYP was motivated to sponsor the training by its interest in developing the youths coupled with the manner the foundation  follows up on the trained youths.