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Group trains 119 youths to boost Plateau’s creative industry

Group trains 119 youths to boost Plateau’s creative industry

Kefiano Creative Hub, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), operating in Plateau State, has successfully trained 119 young individuals in various skill acquisitions meant to boost the State creative industry.

Over a span of two weeks, the programme encompassed a wide array of disciplines, prominently featuring mobile videography, phone photography, data analysis, content writing proficiency and the art of production within the digital realm and commercial sectors.

The initiative, which is the first of its kind in the State, seeks to fostering self-sufficiency and generating employment opportunities for the youth population in Plateau State.

Speaking during the graduation ceremony held on Saturday in Jos, Sunday Polycarb, director, Kefiano Creative Hub, emphasized the pivotal role of skill development in alleviating unemployment and enabling sustainable economic growth within the community.

He underscored the organization’s dedication to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of innovation.

“The training program, characterized by its holistic approach to skill acquisition, sought to equip participants with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in a competitive job market. Through hands-on experiences and expert guidance, the 119 graduates emerged with a newfound sense of purpose and self-assurance, ready to embark on their professional journeys with confidence and competence”, he said.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Masara Kim, who was trained in mobile videography, said they had personal transformation and resilience which was reflective of the profound impact of the Kefiano Creative Hub’s initiative that demonstrated a remarkable commitment to personal growth and skill development, embodying the ethos of perseverance and dedication.

BusinessDay however observed that the graduation ceremony served as a moment of celebration and reflection, as the graduates, beaming with pride, stood on the brink of a new chapter in their lives. Surrounded by their peers and mentors, they exchanged stories, shared aspirations, and forged lasting connections built on mutual respect and shared experiences.

The Kefiano Creative Hub’s investment in the Youth of Plateau State highlighted the organization’s unwavering dedication to community development and capacity building. By providing targeted training programme that aligns with market demands and industry trends, the NGO is playing a vital role in preparing young individuals for the challenges of the modern workforce.