Wednesday, March 26, 2014

YabaTech UNEVOC Centre Empower Students

The Yaba College of Technology, UNESCO-UNEVOC Center through its skill acquisition programmes, has been training students in several skills like hair braiding, computer and phone repairs, bead stringing etc. Through the scheme, the students pick up skills that enable them to support their education and earn a living while still learning.

A beneficiary of the scheme is Miss Jumoke Faleye, a young YabaTech student who is now using her skill in hair braiding to earn a living. Interestingly, Miss Faleye is a final year (ND II) Accountancy full-time student of the College. Through what she earns from her activity as a hair braider, she pays her school fees and supports her aged parents.
She hopes to continue with her Higher Diploma when she makes enough money to pay her fees. 

In practicing their skills, recipients in most cases do not need a rented space, as they use their rooms in the hostel for the business and leisure periods when there is no class activity. They also require small capital in order to start the hair braiding business after training at the centre. 

More of such programmes are being carried out by the UNEVOC Center to inculcate entrepreneurship and self-reliance in the graduates.

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