The vocational training workshops organized by SMEDAN and Aquarian Consult in Misau local government Bauchi state was successful in every way with impressive turnout, eager participant base and strong resource persons, adding to this Aquarian Consult freely provided the participants incentives in form of sewing machines, fish vat starter kits, sewing starter kits and rechargeable hair clippers.
We were able to group the participants into cooperative groups. Firstly,the participants for fish farming in Danbam and Misau LGAs were presented with starter fish farming vats, and grouped into 2 groups, each with a starter vat. The starter kit also included 300 fingerlings, feed and medicines to last for 2 months.
Two groups were also established for the hair barbering participants, all hair barbing participants were given rechargeable hair clippers. Aquarian Consult also provided 10 brand new sewing machines and sewing starter kits to other garment making participants.
At the end of the training, each participant had learnt a selected vocational skill and was now able to start up a small scale business based on the skill learnt. The participants were cooperative and receptive to the trainings while the community generally supported the activities.