The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has graduated 17 children from its summer ICT vocational skills training.
The two weeks programme organised by the Business Entrepreneurship Skill and Technology Centre (ACCI-BEST) of the chamber was aimed at engaging the children during the summer holidays and equipping them with relevant ICT skills.
The training which featured ICT skills like graphic design, website design, coding and robotics, Microsoft Office, 3D printing, photography, and musical instruments was targeted at young adults and children between the ages of 4 and 15.
The participants were divided into groups and trained in their various areas of interest in which they gave practical presentations ad they rounded up the programme.
In her remarks, the BEST centre director, Mrs. Tinuke Temitope, expressed gratitude to the parents for their patience, trust and dedication towards ensuring the success of the programme, even as she urged them to be steadfast and encourage their children by providing the necessary gadgets and facilities to enable them practicalise what they have been taught during the two weeks programme.
“As the saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’, therefore, we urge you to support them by giving them all they need to keep practising what they have learnt here. It will make them better at it till they become the best,” she said.
Some of the parents that spoke during the graduation expressed gratitude to the centre, pointing out that the training helped their children by bringing out their various skills.
They also encouraged the organisers to keep the good work going, adding the two weeks programme helped to modify the children in various ways.