DAYSTAR CHURCH EMPOWERS 770 ENTREPRENEURS
As part of her Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos has trained over 770 young entrepreneurs in the just concluded Daystar Skill Acquisition Programme (DSAP) for the first quarter of the year. According to the church, these various basic skills and personal developments trainings are for self-reliance and financial independence.
The skills include photography, Make up Artistry, Catering, Fruits Art, Pastries and small chop, Bread Making, Event Décor and Web Design. Others are Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Footwear, Cake making among others.
In his speech at the graduation ceremony last Friday, the Registrar DSAP, Paul Nwolisa, said the training which holds every quarter serves as a means of empowering indigents Nigerians to learn one or two skills for financial independence. He said “our focus as a church is making positive impacts and raising role models in the society. We hold the training three times a year; Februarys, Junes and Octobers. DSAP is an idea from God to give hope to the hopeless, succour to the discouraged and lifting people out of poverty”. He stressed the church as the centre of hope for the Nation.
In his words, almost 1000 people were admitted for the free training but 770 applicants graduated after two weeks of intensive and practical trainings. He urged the young entrepreneurs to follow up on their trainings with their various faculties knowing two weeks may not be enough to laud success.
According to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the church, Pastor Kenny Folarin, the need for everyone to learn practical skills has become paramount hence the church has taken the front roll. “We started the free programme some years ago and to the glory of God there are testimonies of changed lives, improved incomes and reduction of poverty. This is always opened to members and non-members including people of other religions. This set is the 26th graduations” the COO explained.
Most of the graduates thanked God for the church gesture under the leadership of the senior pastors, Sam & Nike Adeyemi for the opportunity to learn valuable skills free of charge.
Below are some images from the event.