A community base youth organization in Agbor kingdom, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Agbor Youths Circle, has rolled out plans to train not less than 50 Agbor youths through the Delta State Vocational Education Centre at Mbiri.
This was disclosed during the week by the President/convener, Comr. Marvin Enyosa, who posited that the youths circle was established to unite youths of Agbor kingdom for peace and positive development.
He said the scholarship scheme was an approach of the youths circle to cushion the restiveness of her youths, taking them off the street to become relevant to themselves.
We hope to get 50 of our vulnerable youths empowered as trainees at the Delta State Vocational Education Centre, Mbiri.
“This project is to afford, particularly vulnerable youths, the privilege of acquiring skills in the following field; Catering, Fashion/ Design, Hair dressing, Barbing, Electrical installation, ICT, Welding, Computer engineering, Event management, General craft, automobile, photography, textile, ceramics, Refrigeration, Entrepreneurship and Cosmetology.
We are going to pay for their registration and hostel accommodation fee as part of our initiative to directly impact on our vulnerable youths.
“We are optimistic that beneficiaries become self-reliance, self employed and employers of labour,” he said.
Speaking further, Comr. Enyosa disclosed that the programme which will run for a year, would take two parts, as candidates are to spend six months training at the centre and six extra months for industrial training outside the center while at graduation, Government shall empower successful candidates with starter packs.
He added that the project was strictly for ideal youths of Agbor kingdom which according to him shall be selected 10 each from the various zones of Agbor kingdom namely, Ekuku-Agbor zone, Ime-Obi zone, Emuhu zone and Ihu-Iyase zone, respectively.
We are presently scouting for the ideal youths from across the zones for the scholarship scheme. Hence, we are making progress,” he said.
He concluded by soliciting support from well meaning sons and daughters of the land, saying that failure to build the youths could create unrest in the society.
Comr. Marvin Enyosa, President, Agbor Youths Circle
From right: Comr. Marvin Enyosa having handshake with an ideal youth for the scholarship scheme