The Chairman of Lagos State Common Primary Training Board (LASUBEB), Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King has recommended the Victor and Winifred Awosika Basis (VAWA) for its continued help for training within the state.
The Basis, on Thursday, donated a fully-equipped vocational centre to the Maryland Inclusive College in Lagos. It additionally outfitted the college’s music room and playground with fashionable devices and services in tune with the pupils’ particular wants.
Talking on the handing-over ceremony, Alawiye-King mentioned the muse has continued to point out how non-public people and organisations can help the federal government to bridge the training hole within the nation.
“You’ve got proven us that the federal government alone can not do it. In your personal magnanimity, you’ve gotten been in a position to empower us, offering gear that may make instructing and studying seamless for the inclusive unit of this faculty, and we all know the form of pupils we cater to on this unit,” he mentioned.
The LASUBEB Chairman famous that it was not the primary time VAWA was lending a serving to hand and referred to as on the muse to make sure that its interventions proceed.
Alawiye-King additionally urged academics and directors of the college to take full possession and upkeep of the ability.
VAWA Director, Bankole Awosika, defined that the gesture is aimed toward enhancing the standard of training and vocational coaching for pupils with particular wants in a bid to arrange them for future careers in vocational trades and support their contribution to the bigger society.
Along with the services, he mentioned the muse would supply occupational therapists and instructors for the pupils.
“After preliminary visits to the college to see the kids and assess their wants, we launched into the Maryland Inclusive College initiatives to supply a vocational room, so the scholars might be taught trades reminiscent of barbing, hairdressing, tailoring, baking, and wonderful arts.
“These vocational trades are rigorously chosen as they encourage using their fingers to additional develop their psychomotor expertise.”
“As well as, now we have renovated and outfitted the music room with devices like drum, keyboard, different native devices, tv, public handle system and satellite tv for pc system, in order that the scholars can harness their inventive skills.
“We additionally upgraded the playground, by introducing the trampoline, see-saw, slide and a merry-go-round.
“Transferring ahead, we’re offering an occupational therapist and instructors to assist train the kids the assorted trades. That is along with tilling and portray the school rooms, in addition to offering a driver for college bus runs,” he defined.
VAWA is a non-profit organisation devoted to enhancing entry to high quality training for the much less privileged throughout Nigeria. It was integrated to advertise the beliefs of late Chief Victor Awosika, a foremost medical practitioner and industrialist, and Excessive Chief Dr (Mrs) Winifred Awosika OON, Chairman/Founding father of Chrisland Faculties and Chancellor of Chrisland College.