Andy Chukwu Unveils Street To Skills
Determined to take Ebonyi youths, who are into hawking off the street, veteran Nollywood actor cum producer, Andy Chukwu, has partnered with Ebonyi State government on a skill acquisition program tagged, Street to Skills, which trains and empower all Ebonyi youths.
According to Chukwu, the rate at which Ebonyi youths are involved in street hawking in the major roads of the country, is giving the state governor sleepless nights.
“The first stage, which we are on now, is to visit the major cities of the country and take statistics of all Ebonyians hawking on the roads. The second stage is to design a program to rehabilitate and empower these youths after, which we will start empowering them. We are also partnering with the Lagos state government on this project,” he said.
The filmmaker further noted that the project would get to other parts of the country, adding that its debut will be in Lagos.
“We have planned very well for the sustainability of this program. So, it is not something we will start without sustaining it. This project is passion driven; I have long had passion for something like this and I’m grateful that Governor David Umahi administration has thrown its support behind me. I have been doing this before now as I always; I relate with Ebonyians wherever I see them anywhere even in neighbouring countries,” he said.
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