Lions club empowers youths on 3D epoxy
As part of efforts aimed at engaging the youths and making them self-sufficient, members of the International Association of Lions Clubs, District 404A1 Nigeria, Region 4, last week organised a two-day empowerment programme for youths on 3D epoxy.
In an interview with The Guardian, Region 4 Chairperson, Lion Wole Ajidahun, said the youth empowerment programme is one of the club’s core activities in Lions Club International.
He said: “We are doing this in conjunction with a non-governmental organisation called Atlas Initiative. We have brought youths to learn 3D epoxy so that they can learn to be self-sufficient and be able to cater for themselves. The way Nigeria is now, you have to be self-sufficient even if you are a graduate. As you can see, even the adults too are interested.”
Asked why they chose 3D epoxy, he said other clubs organise empowerment programmes like cake making or bead making, but the club felt 3D epoxy has been on for a long time, but it wasn’t popular and that is why they decided to teach the youths.
Similarly, Region 4 Secretary, Lion Princess Adebukolah Adefolayiga, said August is International Youths Day so they decided to enlighten the youths on the dangers of drug abuse and also train them on 3D epoxy. “Our major focus is that at the end of the empowerment programme we would have imparted about 100 to 120 youths.”
Adebukolah, who is also the Secretary of the Youth Empowerment Committee, disclosed that the club would do a follow up on the youths to ensure that they would be successful after the empowerment programme.