An anti human trafficking group, Creation of Alternative to Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking has said 450 persons will benefit from its skill acquisition programme in Edo State.
The Coordinator of CAIMAT, Saliu Aidorolo, who disclosed this in Benin, Edo State during the project presentation ceremony, said the training which would last for two months, is meant for those who are in need of skill acquisitions and not those who are already engaged in one skill or the other.
He said, “We just kicked off the programme, which is targered at 450 youths in Benin. We will work with those who are really in need of the skill, not does who already have what they are doing and not student.
“We have some support that go with the programme and that is why we are taking our time to tell every stakeholder to get us the right people so that we can get value for what we give. People actually need these skills and we know that they are abound in the society.”
Aidorolo, who said the project was founded by the European Union, said the group had reserved 30 slots for the persons living with disability, noting that it wa obvious that most often, they were not included in the scheme of things in the country.
The Chairman of Joint National Association of Persons With Disability, , Edo State chapter, Ann Ojugo, said persons living with disability were more vulnerable because they were not cared for in the society.
She appealed to CAIMAT to take their initiative to the rural areas where some of their members were.
Other partners of the programme are Ideal Development and Resource Centre, Bethshan Youth Organization, Initiative for Disability Empowerment with Accessibility and Support and Edo State Child Protection Network.