From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The beneficiaries comprising of 92 females and 15 males were trained in catering, tailoring, shoe making, hair dressing and cosmetology for one month.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony for the vocational and entrepreneurship empowerment for the women and youths in Kaduna State which held at the Arewa House, the Founder Hajiya Sambo described the graduation as heartwarming, adding that the initiative is working very hard to impact on the lives of as many women, youths, physically challenged and other vulnerable groups as possible.
She stressed that the initiative is in line with the federal government’s transformation agenda which seeks to provide gainful employment for the teaming unemployed youths in the country.
She, therefore, urged youths to take advantage of such programmes, which is designed specifically for them by government so that they can enjoy the dividends of democracy.
While congratulating the graduands, Hajiya Sambo urged them to put to proper use the skills they have acquired in order to better their lives, those of their families and the country at large, just as she disclosed that the empowerment will soon be extended to other states.
Earlier in her remarks, the host Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero represented by his wife, Hajiya Fatima Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, commended the founder of the I-Care Initiative, saying her gesture in creating employment opportunities for women and youth of the state is worthy of emulation.
Umar Mohammed, who responded on behalf of the other trainees, commended the founder and assured that the knowledge acquired will be judiciously put to use.
The benefiting trainees where presented with certificates and starter packs in the various areas they were trained.