The MayaSalis Entrepreneurship and vocational empowerment foundation(MEVEF), rendered a selfless service to the youths and women of Anagada community which is located between Zuba and Giri Junction, along the Zuba-Gwagwalada express way in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja following need assessment research on the community residents and participants of the training.
The training which held on Sunday, September 27th 2020 was organized for the community’s women and youths, in a bid to cushion the effects, pains and timeless struggles as occasioned by the Covid19 pandemic.
The aim of the project was to enable the beneficiaries become financially independent and to reduce the rate of poverty in the community. Miss Salmat Salisu Musah (the President of the Foundation) a young, vibrant and focused Nigerian, couldn’t stand the untold hardship the people of the Anagada community are facing, hence she came up with this project, to ameliorate the pains of the women and youth, using her personal resources to assist the people.
The MEVEF free skill acquisition,on the production of soap will enable the women to produce soap for their home use as well as earn income to assist themselves and their families.
The beneficiaries showed high level of cooperation and appreciation, because according to them, they have longed for such project in their community.
“With this training, I will be able to produce the liquid soap for personal use and for sale as well,so I can support my family financially” says Halima Isah, one of the participants.
Another beneficiary said “I am happy that we got the opportunity to receive this training from the MEVEF and I am especially glad because my children were able to participate and learn from the program. I will ensure that the skills they have learnt will be put into good use” says Hadija Yakubu.
The chief of staff to community Traditional Ruler, Salihu Garuba, who represented the Degachi (Traditional ruler)of the community said that he was happy because of the skill the foundation has brought to the community.
He also delivered a heartfelt appreciation to all the members of the foundation present and promised to ensure they make proper use of the soap making skill that the members of the community had been taught.
The president and founder of MEVEF – Miss Salmat Salisu Musah also known as MayaSalis, assured the community that the foundation will come with more projects because her mission is to build communities of self sufficient people.