The team at the palace of Esu of Maitama Chief Bulus Yerima PADA
The Non-Governmental Association for Literacy Support Services NOGALSS, has revealed plans to train and equipped Adult learners with entrepreneurial skills for employability.
Speaking when the NOGALSS team paid a visit to the Esu of Maitama Chief Bulus Yerima PADA to launch the initiative the National President of NOGALSS, Mr Noah Emmanuel said the Organization is committed at ensuring zero illiteracy in Nigeria.
According to him, NOGALSS will achieve this through collaboration with the Federal Government, UNESCO and other international partners.
“We are ready to train and equip youths with vocational and technical skills for improved livelihoods and productivity towards reducing poverty and unemployment in Nigeria and the beneficiaries are to be trained in soap making, pop corn, sewing and catering services”.
“The initiative is designed to ensure participants develop market-ready, employable skills at the end of the program in line with the federal ministry of education curriculum for non formal and formal education standards”
“The National Skills Qualification Framework NSQF launch in 2018 provides the policy framework for equating informal and non-informal education but the sensitisation remains limited and that is why we decides to take the step, and will also release business start up grant to the learners upon graduation”. He said.
On his part, the Esu of Maitama Chief Bulus Yerima PADA commended NOGALSS for the Initiative that will engage many youths profitably and urged the beneficiaries to make the most out of the opportunity presented to them to become self-employed.
“I was so happy when Hajia Khairat Bulus my wife told me about the initiative and now I can see the effect of the program, because when they started the learners can neither read nor write, but now alot of them can read messages on their phone and even write their name, I am very happy and whole heartedly support the initiative”.
Learning materials such as books, pens and other items were presented to the the beneficiaries to aid their academic activities.
Reporting by Julian Osamoto, editing by Daniel Adejo