As part of sustaining its tradition for continued support in growing the economy of Nigeria through vocational, technical and entrepreneurship training for Nigerian youths and adults who want to acquire a skill for economic empowerment, the Field of Skills and Dreams (FSD) Centre, has graduated 20 trainees from its 2019 vocational and skills acquisition training sponsored by Nagode Foundation.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony in Lagos, the Chairperson, Nagode Foundation, Mrs Meenakshi Garg, said the organization is glad working with FSD to impact lives in the society.
“Nagode family is extremely happy working with FSD. I’m happy you understand and believe in the training and in yourself for a better future. This is power of partnership,” she said.
While congratulating the graduates, she said, “you have to work for your life and people in your life. We are so proud of you.” She also commended FSD for doing a great job, in imparting the trainees with the character and seeded skills.
Meanwhile, FSD Managing Director, Mrs. Omowale Ogunrinde, said interest free loan ranging from N80,000 to N150,000 naira will be given to some of the beneficiaries while equipment including cooking gas with cylinders, dummies, hand dryers scale, sewing machines would be given to the trainees.
“We will present you with your equipment for free to go out there and work. For those that will receive the loan, don’t consider it free money that you have to waste. We will collect it back from you later. So guarantors should encourage them to work and earn a living for themselves and contribute their quotas to the society,” she said, addressing the graduates.
One of the students who trained in catering, Tope Praise, described the training as a complete different experience. “The teaching opens you up and we are taught with lots of patience. A big thank you to Nagode, “she said.
Amaechi Innocent, who trained in hair dressing commended the organisers. ” If we’re to pay, my parent can’t afford it. It’s a dream come true because I have passion for hair dressing. A big thank you to Nagode. If everybody that has money can do this, there’ll be less suicide in the country, ” he said.
As part of the event, there were display of various products by the trainee who also gave music and drama presentations to appreciate Nagode.
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