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11.06.2007 Regional News

Association offers free skill training for Muslim youth


The chairman of the Koforidua Magazine Muslim Association, Alhaji Abubakar Sidick, has observed that, it was only through education and provision of alternative means of livelihood for the Muslim youth that, they would refrain from social vices that give wrong perceptions about the Zongo communities.

He therefore, appealed to skilled Muslims in various trades to give free training to the needy youth to supplement the Muslim education fund, which was helping a lot to fund formal education for brilliant Muslim youth.
Alhaji Sidick made the observation on Saturday, when the association was formally inaugurated and introduced to the Muslim community as a charitable organization aimed at helping in providing skills to Muslim youth.
He said members of the association were made up of sprayers, welders, auto-mechanics, electricians, blacksmiths and drivers, who had come together to offer free skill training to Muslim youth.

According to the chairman, the association had trained a number of needy Muslim youth free of charge, including foreigners from the neighboring Muslim countries who were loitering about in the country.

He revealed that, he had acquired a towing car to remove vehicles involved in accidents to generate funds for the upkeep of the trainees.
Alhaji Sidick appealed to government to rehabilitate the Koforidua Magazine roads which, he said, turns off clients who wanted to come to the area for services.
The Chairman of the Muslim Education Fund, Alhaji Sumaila Abukarim, on his part said, it was the duty of parents to care for their wards until they become self-reliant.