By Abuchi Onwumelu
Anambra State Government, has commenced the year 2021 youth empowerment programme tagged “One Youth One Skill” programme aimed at training over 200 youths in different skills.
The areas of training included, Cosmetology, Barbing, Shoe Making/Leather works, Confectioneries and Solar/CCTV Installation.
Flagging off the fourth batch programme in Awka, the State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof Theresa Obiekezie, said trainees would be examined and certified at the end of training duration.
‘One Youth One Skill Training is a yearly empowerment programme of the state government for the youth of the state.The Programme aims at efficiently engaging and furnishing the youths with skills and intellects that will improve their quality of living,’ she said.
The Commissioner explained that fifty best candidates for this year’s programme would be equipped with starter packs to run their own businesses.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Louisa Ezeanya, enjoined the trainees to use the opportunity offered by the government to lift themselves out of poverty and joblessness.
She encouraged them to take the training seriously as a stepping stone for greater future exploits,adding that God created every human with potentials that could be utilized to achieve set goals.
Some of the trainees including Miss Judith Okpala,Victor Ume,Ukamaka Uzoezie and Hyginus Anyaso commended the state government for considering them proper to benefit from the programme.