NDDC Sponsored NGO Trains, Empowers Thirty Physical Challenged Persons In Bayelsa

By Amos Okioma
LAGOS APRIL 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) sponsored non governmental organization, Potters Heritage Foundation (PHF), has trained and empowered no fewer than 30 physically challenged persons in skills acquisition training programme in Bayelsa State.
The 30 beneficiaries were trained on bead making, shoe making, photography, GSM repairs, make up, confectionary and wig making.
Speaking at the closing ceremony held in Yenagoa, the state capital on Friday, the facilitator of the skill training workshop, Mrs Akeghayifa Diffa, said the purpose of the training was to empower people living with disabilities with relevant skills that will help make a living for themselves and become better persons in society.
She said, “At the end of the training we want to see person living with disabilities doing things on their own, making a living out if the skills they have acquired here.
“Most of most of them are so happy and have promised to take full advantage of the training.”
She said over 30 persons living with disabilities participated in the training and will get starter packs from the NDDC to begin their businesses.
Chairman, Association of Persons with Disabilities in the Niger Delta, Sokari Aspila, said the training was an eye opener for them as it afforded them opportunity to learn certain skills for their own development.
While thanking the NDDC and the facilitator of the training program, Soakri, said this was the first time NDDC was conducting such a training for the physically challenged persons since their existence.
He said, “It’s was an eye opener and it will gives an opportunity to learn certain skills for persons with disability. I want to thank the NDDC because this is the first time we are having this kind of training since their existence”, he said.

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