The Mayasalis Entrepreneurship and Vocational Empowerment Foundation (MEVEF), in a selfless service, has delivered free skill acquisition training to the youths and women of Anagada, a community located between Zuba and Giri Junction, on the Zuba-Gwagwalada expressway in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
This followed need assessment research on the community residents and participants of the training.
The training held on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
The aim of the project was to enable the beneficiaries become financially independent and to reduce the rate of poverty in the community.
Beneficiaries were trained on the production of liquid soap. The skill will enable the women to produce soap for their home use as well as earn income to assist themselves and their families.
The beneficiaries showed high level of cooperation and appreciation because according to them, they had longed for such project in their community.
“With this training, I will be able to produce the liquid soap for personal use and for sale as well, so I can support my family financially,” Halima Isah, one of the participants said.
Another beneficiary, Hadija Yakubu, said, “I am happy that we got the opportunity to receive this training from the MEVEF and I am especially glad because my children were able to participate and learn from the program. I will ensure that the skills they have learnt will be put into good use.”
The chief of staff to the community’s traditional ruler, Salihu Garuba, who represented the Degachi (Traditional ruler) said that he was happy because of the training the foundation had brought to the community.
He also delivered a heartfelt appreciation to all the members of the foundation present and promised to ensure they make proper use of the soap-making skill that the members of the community had been taught.
The president and founder of MEVEF, Miss.Salmat Salisu Musah also known as MayaSalis, assured the community that the foundation will come with more projects because her mission is to build communities of self-sufficient people.
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