Skills Graduation Ceremony
BAI (Fish Farming)
The project is still maintained by the beneficiaries and they are reinvesting the money earned during the previous harvests; however, the fish have not yet been restocked because many beneficiaries are currently working in their farm lands cultivating crops.
The farmers (beneficiaries) are highly committed to expanding the aquaculture business; for example, introducing plastic tanks instead of concrete tanks for rearing the fish.
The beneficiaries have discovered many ways of reducing cost during the farming process. Sani Abdu, one of the fish farming beneficiaries, noted that if concrete tanks are to be used for the farming, the tanks have to be renovated at the end of every harvest. By introducing plastic tanks, the cost of maintenance is nearly eliminated. Though the concrete tanks can contain more fish, the beneficiaries still decided to make use of plastic tanks because of their convenience and low-cost upkeep.
BCLI (DP) (Computer literacy and job creation)
Some of the beneficiaries are working in business centers while others work in private organizations like internet cafes. All are maintaining their skills and are able to remain independent. Some are considering furthering their education, while others are trying to improve their computer skills and develop their IT careers. The project boosts morale and encourages beneficiaries to plan for the future more than ever before.
LI is willing to continue to assist those who are interesting in learning new computer skills such as hardware maintenance, local networking and graphic design to increase their opportunities.
The two organizations (CYDI and LI-CGLAO) are working towards short-listing the new beneficiaries and are also planning to see how we can involve the now-experienced students to impart their knowledge and skills to the new beneficiaries
BCLI (PSS) (Computer teachers for local schools)
The project has immensely enhanced the education of Bauchi primary and secondary schools. The students are computer literate and able to use basic but essential applications such as Microsoft Office and the internet, which enables students to effectively use computers and the internet to locate material related to their studies.
The project is currently running in Dolphin Institute. The positive outcomes of the project encourage both the school and parents to allow the children to participate in the program. We are now working towards implementing the same project in other schools and exploring the possibility of networking schools in order to share experiences and improve the knowledge of their students.
Future proposals programs for the primary and secondary schools of Bauchi will examine additional ways we can increase technology in the schools.
YMSAI (Skills Acquisition)
Tailoring beneficiaries are improving their skills by learning new trends, as are motorcycle repairs and welding. All the tools distributed are being maintained properly by the beneficiaries and so far none have been reported missing, sold or broken. Stolen or inadequate materials can make a business collapse. The beneficiaries are working diligently to ensure that all the tools are intact and appropriately maintained.
Tools bought for shops by local entrepreneurs
Welding Beneficiary Graduation
School Computer Education Classes
Local tailor jobs created by the project
Grown fish feeding thousands