NGO graduates 45 students in entrepreneurial skills
A non-governmental organisation, Empowering Destiny for Eternity Network Initiative (EDEN-I), has graduated 45 students in fashion designing, bag making, and hairdressing skills.
Speaking at the graduation in Ikorodu, Lagos, Training Director, EDEN-I, Mrs Fatima Yusuf-Sani, said the graduating students had fulfilled all criteria that qualify them as professionals in their various skills after six months of training.
Yusuf-Sani, who said the graduation was the third edition by the NGO, disclosed that over 200 persons had graduated in NGO’s skill empowerment training since October 2013.
She added: “To the glory of God, students who have graduated from our training in the past are doing well for themselves in Nigeria and some abroad.
These students are people who learned the skills without prior knowledge.”
She expressed optimism in the graduating students. “They have displayed character, endurance and patience to learn the acquired skills. These students are fully ready to be on their own and also empower others.”
Sani-Yusuf used the occasion to dismiss claims that skill acquisition was designed for illiterate and school drop-outs, saying “some people think learning a skill is because you didn’t go to school, no, it is a better way of employing yourself, employing and empowering others.”