101 orphans and vulnerable children have graduated from the Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency (BASOVCA) skills acquisition scheme just as they were presented with gifts of starter packs that will enable them to start their own businesses and become self-reliant.
This was stated by the Executive Chairman of the Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Hali Abdullahi in a statement signed and issued by the Information Officer of the Agency, Hajiya Aisha Idris Bamai made available to Newsmen in Bauchi on Saturday.
According to the statement, the focus of the training programme was on vocational trades and skills acquisition that could easily be converted into small businesses to create steady means of income for the beneficiaries OVCs in the state.
“The statement further contained that, “the starter packs would enable the beneficiaries to take off smoothly and possibly later transform into small or medium scale enterprises. The effort is also to build capacity amongst the vulnerable children by empowering them with necessary skills to make them self-reliant.”A
“The training was done in areas such as Fashion Designing, Catering and Confectioneries Production, Hairdressing and Barbing, Leather Shoes, as well as Liquid Soap, Detergents and Disinfectant Production, among a host of other skills,” it further contained.
The statement also contained that the Agency distributed food items and clothing materials to the Orphans and Vulnerable Children across the state under the shelter interventions scheme while it upgrades the Ambassador M C Abubakar Vocational College to a Technical College to provide advanced skills to the vulnerable children in the society.
The statement then commended the State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar for giving the Agency all the necessary support to implement all the projects it embarked upon since the last three years