NIGERIA. Abuja: 32 of 34 physically challenged people chosen by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and funded by Sightsavers, an international non-governmental organization, to get courses in various skill acquisitions have finished their training.
ITF is tasked with promoting, encouraging, and developing skill acquisition in the industrial and commercial sectors. While the primary goal of Sightsavers is to encourage and strengthen disability rights, they have also taught impaired people in computer, hardware, event management, catering, phone repair, photography, and poultry management.
During the graduation ceremony, ITF Director-General Sir Joseph Ari emphasized that the organization prioritizes physically challenged persons for them to live meaningful lives.
The DG, who was represented by ITF’s Kaduna area manager, Yahaya Manu, stated that only 32 of the 34 people who enrolled for the training completed it. The other two were unable to continue for various reasons.
Dr. Sunday Isiyaku, Country Director of Sightsavers Nigeria, stated that the goal of working with ITF for the training is to reform the job market system in favour of physically challenged people.
The skills were carefully chosen based on their value in the labour market, while the graduates were encouraged to use the knowledge gained throughout their training to create their own firm.
According to the training’s director, Hajiya Halima Rabo, 70% of the training was practical and the remainder was theoretical. This allows them to comprehend what they have been taught fully. The 32 competitors were given starter packets.