Determined to ignite the requisite creative and vocational skills among its current and past students, the Federal Government Girls’ College (F.G.G.C.) Sagamu Alumni Association recently organised a 3-day Skill Acquisition Programme tagged Stimulate Passion, Unleash Resilience (S.P.U.R) 2019.
The Skill Acquisition Programme featured eight facilitators who are alumni members, along with six co-facilitators who exposed over 500 student participants to the techniques of making a variety of products such as coconut oil, coconut candy, bread, pastries, hair accessories (fascinators), wigs, bags, purses, venue decoration and household cleaning liquid.
Titilayomi Soyemi Akinseinde, Alumni Association President while speaking at the opening ceremony stated that S.P.U.R 2019 was organised with the objective of igniting creativity in the students and equipping them with vocational skills that will equip them to be self-sufficient and successful when they graduate from the college.
Akinseinde a member of the 1989 set observes that as one who has been in the workforce for years, I have come to the conclusion that the place of skill acquisition should and can never be underestimated or undervalued. This is the reason we put this program together to enable the girls become contributors to the economy, while sharpening their entrepreneurial skills”.
“The heart and mind of the Alumni is set on making a difference in and impacting the lives of the students and therefore I admonish every student present to grab this opportunity with both hands and learn how to create wealth at your leisure after leaving the college’ she concluded.
The School Principal, Esther Akamo, expressed delight and appreciation to the Alumni for all the resources deployed to make the program a huge success.
“It is very rare to find Alumni who still care for the school and its students, and I am very grateful to everyone that was a part of this. The need to acquire skills cannot be overemphasized and I feel so lucky that this is happening during my tenure as principal”, Akamo said.
The 3-day training programme ended with the students also learning the importance of entrepreneurship and hardwork, as well as quality, health and safety in production and there were opportunity for them to showcase their newly acquired skills to their parents and guardians.