Nigerian furniture firm, Classic Entrance Kaduna commenced the training of 3,000 Quranic education pupils, popularly known as Amlajiriin furniture making, to empower them with skills to be self-reliant.
According to Mr Mathew Adejo, the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, the initiativeis aimed at keeping them busy and off the streets.
At a ceremony to formally open the training, Adejo said the scheme would last through five years, with 50 trained and certificated every four months.
Adejo added that the training would be conducted in collaboration with JBN Furniture Academy, Kaduna. He also said besides furniture making, the beneficiaries would also be trained on soap making, shoe making and painting to empower them with additional sources of income.
He explained that the training is also designed to help the beneficiaries establish their businesses, adding that items produced during the training would be sold and the money offered to the trainees as seed capital.