NGO set for free vocational training for another batch of applicants in Ekiti

By Nudoiba Ojen

A non-governmental organization foundation, Handy Innovation Vocational Institute, established to empower disadvantaged youths to enhance financial Independence and family support is set to enroll another set of students for vocational skills in Ekiti.

The free training at the vocational school is billed to begin in May, 2024 at the centre in Ado Ekiti situated at Kayode Akinyemi close Egbewa Road 3 GRA.

The Founder of the humanitarian NGO, Rotarian Adeola Adesola-Olafikun, who made the disclosure in Ado Ekiti, said that the free application forms are available at the Centre and as well online on

Adeola-Olafikun said, “The programme is part of concerted efforts of the foundation to intervene in its own little way to reduce poverty in the land by empowering unemployed people in the society with the three months intensive practical training.

“The vocational institute gesture is to complement government’s efforts to lift the unemployed and other vulnerable people out of poverty with sustainable development goals and also collaborate with organizations sharing the same vision,” she said.

According to her, trainings are available in Fashion Designing, Hair Styling, Shoe and Bag Making, Make up Artistry/Headgear Tying, ICT among other vocations.

The founder said that upon graduation, the trainees would be issued with certificates that would enable them to be gainfully employed.

She added that the programme is a continuous one in batches, noting that the Institute had earlier made its impact felt in Ogun, Ondo and now Ekiti states with post-training support, advice and mentoring skills.

The founder added that some of the programmes include provision of basic healthcare reliefs, health awareness and sensitization programmes through outreaches, trainings on business management, best global practice for production, branding and packaging educational institute and kids talent development.

She stressed that the foundation was created by a successful Ekiti indigene professional willing to give back to the society.

She said the vision of the institute is to reach more individuals across Africa to train, empower and financially support the needy to become successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

She, however, solicited for Sponsors/Partners nationwide and in the diaspora as well to support the initiative to make it a continuous programme.

Handy Innovation Vocational Institute can be contacted through the following social media platforms

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