Over 70 Students Of Awka Skill Acquisition Centre Get Start-up Tools



Anambra Governor’s wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo, has formally presented empowerment kits to more than 70 graduates of the 2021 batch of Skill Acquisition Centre, Awka.

The skill acquisition centre is domiciled in the Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, and trains students annually on different skills to help them become self-reliant.

The 2021 batch had spent the mandatory one year training classes at the centre, and brings the total number of graduates produced so far since the school began in 2008 to 1,229.

The current programme was organized in collaboration with a non-governmental organization, Ebuka Okafor Foundation.


Equipment given to the graduands include sewing machines, hair drying machines, mechanized ovens, among other tools.

There was also a display of different articles produced by the students.

Addressing the graduands, Mrs Soludo explained that her husband’s administration is keen on investing in youths, and has kicked off series of schemes that targets Anambra youths.

The governor’s wife said that the training and empowerment were to prepare the graduands for tomorrow, by giving them the necessary skills and platforms to be financially independent and become useful to their homes and Anambra State.

She promised to always check up on the success of the graduands, and urged them to be committed to their craft and pursue their careers with truth and hard work.

In her address, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo noted said that the skill acquisition training has greatly benefitted Anambra and non-Anambra indigenes, and asked the graduands to be better ambassadors of the centre.

The commissioner also urged them to use their skills to make better living for themselves, their families and society, and add to the economic growth of the state.

Wife of the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Oluchi Ibezim was at the occasion.


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