Abuja, 25 September, 2023 / 6:33 pm (ACI Africa).
The Salesian Centre in Ibadan, Nigeria, has received equipment to help equip youths with digital skills in an initiative that seeks to address youth unemployment described as “digital skills for employment”.
In a Monday, September 25 report shared with ACI Africa, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) acknowledge the partnership of their US-based development arm, Salesian Missions.
"The project known as 'Provision of Vocational Skills for Young Girls & Boys for the Improvement of Livelihoods' has provided 31 desktop computers, six laptops, software, computer table and chairs, among other items," Salesian officials say.
They add, "The new computer lab will accommodate more youth and allow them to learn digital skills for employment."
SDB members involved in the initiative further say that before receiving the new equipment, the Salesian Center Ibadan had only four computers for use by some 200 students, teachers and other members of staff.