Six hundred Abians have so far been trained under the Vicar Hope Foundation Springboard Skill Acquisition Training and empowerment Programme within a period spanning 2016 to 2019.
Of this number, 450 persons have received equipment and capital running into millions of naira while 150 others who finished training at the end of 2019 will receive equipment in a few weeks. Equipment so far distributed include computer sets, generators, cameras, hair saloon equipment, sewing machines and other equipment germane to photography, clothes-making, hairdressing, cosmetics making, events planning, confectioneries, shoe-making, etc.
President of Vicar Hope Foundation, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu who revealed this in a message from the foundation to mark commencement of activities in the New Year, said the Foundation is still aiming to train and equip 1065 persons before the programme ends.
She said new trainees will be absorbed early this year while the Foundation is introducing courses in business plan development, bookkeeping and financial management, as well as product marketing strategies so that trainees can grow their businesses in the long run.
Chief Press Secretary to the Wife of the Governor.