The role of skills in the life of individual can not be over emphasized especially with the current state of the country as skillful individual will not only add values to him or herself but to his or her society at large. This is the reason why, a non governmental organization known as Prince Ademola Tombrown Foundation kicked start a skill acquisition program that is meant to empower youths in Ijebu North Local Government in skills such as Tailoring, Barbing, Floor Tiling, Plumbing and Pipe Fiting, Cosmetology, Hair Dressing, Phone Engineering, Catering and Decorations.
The maiden edition of the program that had 30 beneficiaries, which were drawn from all quarters in Ijebu North; Ijebu Igbo (Ojowo, Japara, Oke Agbo, Oke Sopen, Atikori), Oru, Away, Ilaporu and Ago Iwoye was held on Sunday 18th of April, 2021 at Ijebu Igbo Town Hall.
In his welcome speech, which was delivered by Comrade Olawale Senbadejo, Deputy Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Ogun State Chapter, the Founder and Sponsor of the Foundation, Prince Ademola Tombrown appreciate Almighty God for His mercy over him and also enjoined the participants to see this opportunity as a chance for them to change the story of their family and a step towards becoming someone in life. He added that the foundation is vent on teaching people how to fish and not just giving them fish. He however said that the foundation intend to provide equipments and machines that the participants will make use of after the training and that only serious participants who have been certified by their facilitators will be partaker of the equipments and machines.
Highpoint of the skill acquisition program is the official handing over of the participants to their various facilitators and immediate payment of their training fees.
In their various reaction, the parents and facilitators are full of praises to the Almighty God and to the founder of the foundation for this laudable program.
Dignitaries at the event include; Comrade Ogunleye Ismail (Coordinator, NYCN -Ijebu North), Comrade Coker Ademola (Secretary, NYCN, Ijebu North), Comrade Ayinde Mufutau (Director of Special Duties, NYCN, Ijebu North), Mr. Muili Babatunde (Atikori Youth Forum), Mr. Abudu Kehinde (Oke Agbo Youth Forum), Comrade Abdul-wafiq Adeoye ( NYCN, ORU/AWA/ILAPORU), Dr. Oladunjoye Rasheed ( NYCN AGO IWOYE)