Centre donates N10.2m to alleviate plight of displaced persons
• Group Offers Free Skills Acquisition Programme
Grooming centre, a non-governmental organization yesterday, partnered with Sesor Empowerment Foundation to donate 10.2 million towards alleviating the plight of displaced persons in Benue and Lagos states.
The money will take care of the Safe Day space project in Lagos and Benue states for the IDPs and provide soft loans for the women to engage in small businesses as well as to support the housing needs of displaced women by funding their relocation.
Speaking at the cheque presentation at Grooming Centre, Ejigbo, the Executive Director of Sesor Foundation, Ler Jonathan-Ichaver thanked the centre for the kind gesture, adding that the Safe Day Space facility would be erected in places they will carry out projects. Signing the memorandum of Understanding (MoU), CEO, Grooming Centre, Godwin Nwabunka said that the worst that can happen to any body is displacement and grooming centre being an empowering institution, seeks to support such project.
In related news, the Lagos State Skill Acquisition Empowerment Programme in conjunction with Salis Foundation is launching a three-month free skills course in Lagos. Coordinator of the foundation, Afolabi Hamzat, who disclosed this, stressed that they had gone round the state to create awareness of the courses available and expect a large turnout. He said the trainings are free and called on residents to register at locations close to them.The three training centres for the training are Ajeromi, Ikorodu, and Ifako-Ijaiye LGAs.