Recently, KFI got to do what they always enjoy doing; that is empowering youths towards a brighter future and enjoying the elation on the faces of the ones we empower. As an organization, they have learned that one of the most effective ways to make a difference is by partnering with like-minded organizations.
Kinabuti Fashion Initiative belief in doing good has led to a sustained partnership with the Orile Iganmu Progressive Association (OIPA). One of the projects we have jointly embarked on has been the free ICT training for youths. This program has enabled us to train the young people of Orile Iganmu whose parents cannot afford to do so, by giving them an opportunity to learn basic ICT skills in order to better their lives.
This is the 22nd graduation ceremony and there is a growing pool of youth skilled in ICT. So far, there are over 500 of them. This time around, there was a third partner in this noble business of doing good.
Jotna Nigeria Ltd, makers of the popular drinks, La Casera and Smoov, joined forces with KFI and OIPA to provide the training. Represented by the Head of Human Resources, Subhash Bansiwal said they partnered with the two bodies because they want to be part of those who build Nigeria.
He said “We believe that this training will help this youths become better citizens. To empower the youth is to empower the nation.”
He joined Francesca Rosset and Priti Sundrani of Kinabuti to hand over diplomas to the proud, graduating students. To enforce a quest for excellence, the best graduating students received awards in addition to their certificates.
Speaking on behalf of the other students, the elated valedictorian said. “This training has helped me to become a better person, before now I didn’t know what a computer looks like but now, I don’t only know but I can use it efficiently.” He reflected the thoughts of the other students and their grateful parents. ICT skills would surely transform youth towards brighter career futures.
The celebrants and their guests were served refreshments and took photographs to commemorate the event.
Speaking for Kinabuti Fashion Initiative, Executive Director Francesca Rosset expressed her happiness about the strategic collaboration with OIPA and Jotna. Such partnerships in future would continue to lift youths from a place of poverty and unemployment into a brighter future.