The Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency has trained no fewer than 500 adolescent orphans and vulnerable children on different skills with a view to make them self-reliant and financially independent.
The director, Programme and Community Mobilization of the agency, Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi.
He said the training was conducted at the agencys skills acquisition centre located in Bauchi metropolis.
He also said that the beneficiaries received three months training on vocational skills that included Tailoring, Knitting, Assorted Pomade making, Hair dressing and Cookery, saying that at the end of the training, participants were issued with trade test certificates from the federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Ibrahim added that the beneficiaries were also provided with the starter packs and a cash donation of N10, 000 each to enable them start their businesses, adding that the agency will also give a minimum of N5, 000 to those who deserve capital augmentation after six months.
He explained that the agency had established the Orphan and Vulnerable Children League (OVCL) across the states 20 Local Government Areas