Community ownership of COSDECs

Alhaji Bilya Sanda

Funded by the British Government, Mafita is increasing economic opportunities for marginalised youth in northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Katsina with plans to extend these opportunities to Jigawa State soon.

Mafita is offering accredited vocational programmes for 540 beneficiaries at its supported Community Skills Development Centers (COSDECs) in Katsina State. The centers are equipped with tools, equipment and trained facilitators.

Impressed by Mafita’s inroads in Katsina State, Alhaji Bilya Sanda, a philanthropist and a Community Management Committee member sponsored 2 well-trained security personnel to provide security to the equipment and beneficiaries of Katsina COSDEC. Bilya is paying 20, 000 naira to each as their monthly salary and pledged to continue supporting the center in many ways than one.

According to Bilya Sanda, “Mafita is graciously helping us Katsina citizens and of course the State Government to deliver on our God-assigned obligation of providing a means of livelihood for our youths and I think the least we can do is to support this novel initiative in any way we can. I applaud Mafita for showing us the way.”
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