Thirty-two women in Kwara State have been trained on the natonal home growth feeding programme initiated by the federal Ministry of humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development
Speaking at the National Documentation and training of cooks on the national home- growth feeding programme at Industrial training fund (ITF) office Asa Dam road Ilorin, Kwara State, the Area Manager Industrial Training fund Ilorin, Mrs Temitayo Quadri said the training is to improve services interms of hygiene, health care that would benefit the school children.
“the gathering is about national home school feeding programme that is facilitated by the federal Ministry of humanitarian affairs. ITF has been chosen to be one of the centres to train the trainees for a cooking programme.
We are expecting the best performance from the trainees though they have been doing it in the past, we actually want something better so that they can be an impact of this training on them not teaching them exactly how to cook but how to improve their services in terms of hygiene, interms of health care interms of other areas that we think will benefit these school children
“In ITF we train in three H that is in the heart, the head and the hands, skills acquisition training , the head of course impact knowledge, the hands of course it is skill and the heart interms of attitude that anything you are doing with your hands skills acquisition is the key to the 24 century.
“Cooking is part of it, and it is a welcome development that this programme is extended to school children, we want these people in which we are training to complement the works of their hands with a good attitude even though the are not being seen.
“Two trainees were selected from each local government of Kwara State and we have 16 local government so 32 people are seated here.
“My advise to them is that they should not rest on their oars and anything they are doing they should put in their best and develop themselves more.
“They should not limit themselves to what they are doing now, look for other areas in which they can explore opportunities so that the programme will not just come and its end there.
“There should be a continuity but the continuity will be based on their participation here and also their delivery because some of them have done this programme in the past and they are still being selected again so is supposed to be a continuous thing and at the end of the day there should be multiplier effect of it, so that this thing can spread out and at the end of the day people will gain much about it.” She said
Speaking on behalf t of the Participants Hajia Zainab Aliu from Patigi local government area of Kwara state expressed delight at the training Programme.
she said ” we learnt alot especially on personal hygiene and how to prepare the food in a best way for the children.
“We were told to take care of our food items and everything, we were told to prepare good and balance diet for children in order not to give them malnutrition.
“We must be hygienic; it is a very good programme and we benefit a lot from it,” she said.
Edited by Felix Ajide