LoveDosh Haven Foundation Skills Acquisition Empowering Program Report

Development, Stories 2/09/2019 by Lovedosh Haven Foundation

Introduction:  Lovedosh Haven foundation is an organization which has the Mission: Making our world a safe haven.

Vision: To ensure health education (physical, mental and environmental) is made available to people as a preventive measure to diseases and vices. 

The programme kicked off at about 11 am on Monday, 5th August 2019 at No. 7 Odani Odunwere link road, beside Konverge, Stallion Road, Elelenwo Port Harcourt.

We had two speakers come talk to them on self-esteem and peer pressure. We had 8 facilitators/teachers for our skills.

Days/Date Of Program, Number Of Teenagers in Attendance Per Day and Classes Held:

  • On Monday, August 5th, 2019: 26 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Pastry Making, Photography and Computer Training.
  • On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019: 31 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer/ICT Training, Beads and Bleach Making.
  • On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019: 36 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer training, Pastry making and Photography skills.
  • On Thursday, August 8th, 2019: 40 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer training, Soad and Beads making.
  • On Friday, August 9th, 2019: 40 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer training, Photography skills and Make-up.
  • On Wednesday, August 14th, 2019: 37 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer training, Photography skills and Make-up.
  • On Thursday, August 15th, 2019: 37 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer training, Perfume production and Make-up.
  • On Friday, August 16th, 2019: 38 Teenagers in attendance.
    Classes held: Computer, Make-up and Gele Tying training and Photography skills.

The program didn’t hold on the 12th and 13th August due to the public holidays/salah break, the program ended on the 16th of August 2019 at about 2:30 pm.

We are glad skills were learnt and lives were impacted, we also got feedback from the teenagers. We are grateful to have given back our quota to the society.

Feedbacks

Miracle, 12 years old said: I like everything about the program and I’ll want to say a very big thank you to you all that organized this program, I pray that God would uplift you and bless you all in Jesus name, amen.

I also think there should be more skills added to this program like using Ankara to make shoes and bags.

Daniel, 17 years old said: I think I like the program, for me, it’s a lot of fun. I want to say a big thank you to all the teachers for helping so many teenagers in this program, like me, I learn a lot from this program some things I can’t do then I can do it now. E.g soap making, pastry and so many others.

I think there should add more skills like sewing clothes to this program next. 

Grace, 13 years old said: I want to thank them for doing the skills acquisition program, I benefitted so much from it and I am so happy. I learned how to open a folder, write a story and put it in a flash and I also learnt other things.

I hate the fact some of the teachers came late.

Progress, 17 years old said: I learned how to operate a computer and also how to makeup. This program was a good one, it helped me in improving myself when it comes to computer and makeup and all my time spent was not a waste. I will like to thank the person who organized this program and everyone who helped too.

The time that was made for this program is too short, I think this program should have lasted for a month.

Favour, 13 years old said: the program helped me to learn many things I didn’t know. The program was good and may God bless you and also help you to impact knowledge into other lives too and you shall not die young. May God almighty bless you in Jesus name, amen.

I think you should improve the equipment set for learning

Udoka, 14 years old said: I enjoyed the photography class because I know I will go places with this skill. I need to say thank you for all you have done for us. I will like to come here again.

Bright, 13 years old said: I want to say thank you very much to the team, my friends and teachers cause every one stood by each other, though they were tough times but, thanks to God we finished successfully. I learnt some things I never knew in computing. I also learnt how to make soap and bleach.

I think more computer should be added so that the rate of practicals will be higher than that of theory. 

Challenges

Insufficient funds led to fewer computers for practicals, less dedicated facilitators due to lack of payment, insufficient materials for one on one (Do it yourself) practicals, poor publicity, poor refreshments for the facilitators and none for the teenagers.

Achievements

  • We were able to take teenagers off the streets for this period of time.
  • We were able to sensitize them on drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, self-esteem and peer pressure.
  • They vowed to stay off drugs, teenage sex. They also vowed to build their self-esteem and get rid of negative peer pressure.
  • Teenagers were taught the basics of computer, soap making, bead making, bleach making, photography, pastries, perfume, makeup, gele tying and beads craft.
  • They participated in soap making, bleach making, and pastries, they also had a do it yourself practicals on photography, beads craft, makeup and gele tying.

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