By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The Ondo State government has empowered 127 boys with digital, entrepreneur, sports and leadership skills.
The state government through the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Gender said the programme was aimed at making boys take advantage of the benefits of technological advancement of the 21st century.
The second edition of the programme was tagged ‘Ondo Super Boy Tech-n -LEAD Camp 2.0’.
The 12 days camping exercise was held at the Seat of Wisdom College, Alagbaka, Akure, with participants trained in the basic knowledge of technology, skills acquisition, and information and communication technology (ICT), Leadership, Entrepreneurship skills and Attitude building sessions, sports, among others.
While addressing the participants during the closing ceremony of the programme, the Acting Governor of the State, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa said that the State government will continue to support the initiative to ensure boy-child in the State benefit maximally from the programme.
Represented by the Special Assistant on Youths and Student Affairs, Mr Muyiwa Ogunyemi, he charged participants to dispense and showcase the capacity of the training which he believed will make them compete with their peers across the world.
Also, the First Lady of the State, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu who was represented by Prince Alex Ukar commended the office of the Gender for looking inward in raising the boys, urging beneficiaries to go into the world and make significant impact.
The Special Adviser on Education, Dr. Olawumi Ilawole, who noted that education is not limited to the classrooms, urged parents of beneficiaries to support and encourage them to explore what they have learned.
Earlier, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Gender, Chief Mrs Olamide Falana, stated that the State will continue to explore more viable means to ensure that the potential of its youthful population are not left untapped.