By Joy Madaki
The Editorial and Publicity Board, Community Development Service (CDS) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has empowered 100 Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) with entrepreneurial skills.
Mr Samuel Isangedighi, president of the CDS, said the training was to make the IDPs self reliant as well as give them a sense of belonging.
Isangedighi said that the corps members impacted the women with skills like fascinator making, tye and dye among others.
He said that the children were also taught basic English and art work to lay a good foundation for them as schools resumed.
Isangedighi expressed satisfaction with the reception of the corp members by the IDPs, adding that they were happy to put smiles on the faces of women and children.
”We hope to make this visit regularly because as a group, we are committed to the well being of the IDPs,” he said.
He thanked the management of Arise Academy for making their facilities available for the children to use.
Isangedighi also said they were happy to put smiles on the faces of the women and children and wished to visit again
Responding, Idriss Ibrahim, the coordinator of the camp, said he was excited with the visit and thanked the group for impacting on the children.
Ibrahim also thanked the group for taking out time to come and teach what they knew to the people at the camp.
He pointed to a set of classrooms that was built by three corp members that had been closed for four years due to lack of teachers.(NAN) www.nannews.ng
Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Idris Abdulrahman
By Joy Madaki