Bishop Mamza donates packs, cash, others to 150 IDPs youths in Adamawa

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Bishop Mamza donates, packs, scholarship, cash, to 150 IDPs youths in Adamawa

The Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Reverend Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has today donated starter packs, cash and scholarship to no fewer than 150 IDPs youths to mark the end of an intensive 14 month training on psychosocial and spiritual activities.

The youths were drawn from Salama housing estate, Damare, Sangere Dutse, Daware, EYN Wuro Jabbe and Ngurore IDPs settlements.

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In his presentation, Mamza said, 52 youths were empowered with a seed capital and items to start trading and selling of essential wares, (provision) while 27 youths who learnt tailoring were given sewing machines just as 71 youths, will be supported with N100,000 each as school registration fees to study in various colleges and universities.

While speaking on the rationale behind the gesture, Mamza noted that the training was conceived with the aim of redirecting the youths to useful ventures so as to secure their future.

“Before the training, some of the youths have lost hope in life. Some of them were even taking drugs. But with this they have seen hope and we have seen very positive change in them during the 14 month training. We have noticed that many of them have stopped taking drugs,” he said.

He urged the youth to make judiciois use of the opportunity noting that there is a monitoring mechanism put in place to measure the progress being made by the youths in their different ventures promising more incentives for those who utilize the opportunity well.

Mamza added that during the 14 month training which was bankrolled by mission take heart and the Catholic diocese, Yola, each of the 150 trainees receive a token of N14,000 monthly stipend.

He added that in addition to the training, no fewer than 3,000 IDP children are supported with Christmas clothes adding that there will also be a provision for feeding and presentation of four cows in the eleven 11 IDP camps/Host communities, namely: Salama housing, Damare, Sangere dutse, Ngurore, EYN Wurojabbe, Jabbore, Fombina, Daware, Tashan Turmi, Anguwan Michika, and Jambutu IDP Communities respectively.

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