Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC), Hajia Habibata Shani Mahama, has donated boxes of learning materials to the Complementary Education Agency (CEA) in Yendi.
The learning materials are to aid in the teaching of functional literacy, occupational skill development education, and basic education, amongst others. The materials include 500 exercise books, 4 boxes of erasers, 4 boxes of pencils, 4 boxes of marker pens, and 100 of my first-copy books, among others.
The MASLOC CEO donation was a response from the Yendi Municipal Directorate of the CEA for the learning materials for learners. She reiterated her commitment to supporting education and empowerment, especially the skill development of the people.
As part of her commitment to empowering young people in the Northern Region, the MASLOC CEO has established a vocational school a few meters away from Yendi township, which is almost complete, to empower young people with skills.
Hajia Habibata believes the learning materials will dress makers and those into fashion and garments during their lessons. She explained that the country needs skilled young people to develop the economy because Germany is where it is today because they prioritize skill development.
MASLOC, she explained, is offering tailors and dressmakers association with sewing machines at a high purchase price so that payment can be flexible for them. She advised the apprentice to stay focused on their learning.
The Northern Regional Director of the Complementary Education Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Alhassan Iddris, thanked MASLOC CEO for responding positively to their request. The support he noted will assist them in effectively running their remedial classes to enable learners to do basic calculations and have literacy skills to complement their field of pursuit.
The donation he confirmed, Hajia Habibata’s commitment, love, and passion to support the girl child towards a better future. The Chairman of the Yendi Branch of the Dress Markers and Garment Association expressed their appreciation to Hajia Habibata for the support.
He said the association, after providing skills to apprentices, conducts exams supervised by the National Vocational Training Institute. Yendi Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Amadu Iddrisu of the Ghana Education Service, said the directorate is keenly involved in the activities of CEA because it is their mandate to ensure that every school dropout gets quality education for the betterment of their lives.
The Municipal Education Office is also intensifying orientation, counseling, and teaching for beneficiaries. We will organize a remedial program for teachers handling them because the area is difficult because the learners have tested out of school and dropped out.
He appealed for the establishment of technical and vocational institutes within the Yendi enclave. “This will minimize school dropouts and increase people’s livelihoods”, Mr. Amadu stated
Mohammed Ibrahim, ZaaNews Head