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Sparkle Foundation trains kids in slum communities


Facilitators inspecting photographs exhibited by one of the participants<br />

Sparkle Foundation has organised a two-week Summer skills acquisition programme for children in slum communities. Tagged Skill Not Street, the programme was aimed at taking them off the streets.

No fewer than 100 kids were trained on various entrepreneurial skills such as photography, bead making, cake/popcorn making, and pastry among others. It took place at Banjo Primary School, Ottumara, Ilaje, Lagos.

The programme was supported by JC Packaging and UBA.

There was also an exhibition platform for the children to showcase their finished works.

Among those present to witness the exhibition were representative of the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State, Education Secretary, Lagos Mainland Education Authority, Tajudeen Tijani, parents and community.

The foundation aims at grooming young entrepreneurs by teaching them skills that would encourage them to be self-sufficient and independent. Also, this project aims at tackling poverty, unemployment and crime rate in slum communities, especially in Lagos and its environs.

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