In a bid to make the world a better place and to lift people out of poverty, a leading vocational training institute in Ikorodu Area of Lagos State known as Zeekay Vocational Training Institute has organize a 2-week free vocational training for young adults in order to acquire vocational skills such as; catering, makeup and makeover, dressmaking, decoration as well as home essential.
The chairman of the organization, Shaykh Musliudeen Kalejaye while addressing the students during the opening ceremony admonished them to always add values to themselves saying the more value they have, the more money they make.
“The meaning of money now is value, if you want money, then try to be a person of value. The more value other people can get from you, the more money they will give you; which is no value, no money.
“If you want more money, you should be able to give more value to people. Some of you are already in your trade but you have come here now to learn how to add value to what you are doing so that you can get more money from the people you are rendering your services to. Shaykh Kalejaye added.”
The CEO / MD of Zeekay Vocational Training Institute, Seidah Zeenat Abiola Kalejaye in an interview with our correspondent said the annual free training programme which is fully sponsored by Al – Ghiyyat Islamic Foundation is a way of giving back to the society and presently training 70 students in six different courses such as catering, makeup and makeover, dressmaking, decoration as well as home essential.
“We are trying to train them on things that will enable them to put food on their tables, Seidah asserted.”
Seidah also calls on well-meaning Nigerians to support the organization in order to train and empower more people adding that the organization came into limelight in the year 2010 and has trained over 500 people but able to empowered about 300 of them.
Mrs. Modupe Adebayo, one of the instructors in an interview with our correspondent said the institute is meant to train people to become their own boss saying having something doing on your own will enable someone to be able to take care of his or her family.
Students who interact with our correspondent have this to say:
“As a graduate, staying at home waiting for a white-collar job will not help me, so I decided to go into hair making. So when this opportunity came my way I decided to use it to gain experience. I believe coming here, I will gain more knowledge that will add more value to me. Oladosu Ayodeji Samuel”
Another student, Omolara Sanni appreciates the institute for giving her the opportunity to acquire new skills saying the skill she will be acquiring, make and make over will add a lot of value to her and her hair making business. She also applauded the chairman of the organization, Shaykh Musliudeen Kalejaye for his motivation during the opening ceremony saying she has learned a lot from him.