Total empowers 149 SAP beneficiaries
Total Nigeria Plc said it has empowered 149 beneficiaries since inception of its Skills Acquisition Program (SAP). SAP is a sustainable youth development scheme where less privileged youths of our host communities are trained in vocations of their choice.
Total had deployed the skills acquisition program in the Koko community of Delta State in 2006. The vocations, which include: welding and fabrication, furniture making, hair dressing and makeup artistry, fashion & designing, fish farming, computer studies among others.
According to the firm since inception till date, the SAP has empowered total of149 beneficiaries throughout the different districts, from which 59 beneficiaries in the Koko community. The 2018 batch of beneficiaries, who recently concluded their one-year training, received their starter packs in a ceremony, hosted by Total Nigeria Plc at its lubricant blending plant in Koko.
The five newly empowered youths got a robust collection of profession-based items that would enable them start a viable small and medium scale business immediately, including a shop with a two-year prepaid rent. This form of economic empowerment enables them to not only provide for themselves, but also employ others as their businesses grow, leading to a positive economic effect on their community.
In his address to the beneficiaries, Managing Director, Total Nigeria Plc, Imrane Barry, said: “ I encourage you to continue believing in your abilities and strength to become achievers in your different vocations.” He said: “Total Nigeria Plc knows and appreciates the critical role youth empowerment and community development play in the life of a nation.”
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