Following its belief in training young individual as panacea for human development, the HFDI recently gathered selected children and youths between the ages of 10 and 22 in both offa and oyun local government area of kwara state where they undergo series of vocational trainings.
Many of the participant who converged on st clare’s grammer school offa for the training were vulnerable and less privileged children and youths.
The participants, many of who were students of secondary and tertiary institutions went through series of trainings including were works, bead making, tye and dye among others.
One of the participants, Miss Marian Adedoja, an 18 years old student of the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, said the training had impacted positively on her and are very useful in her day to day activities.
She noted that the training held for four days during a camping programme boosted the social live of participants as youths from different places met and exchanged experiences during the camp and also interacted with one another thereby providing the opportunity for social interaction and familiarization.
As a result of the camp training, many youths who have withdrawn from school returned to school and they are now doing well in their various schools.
One of them is Bello Razaq a 12 year old student of Tawalalitu Grammer School, Offa who is now back in the school and now doing well as a Junior Secondary School student in the school