The Board of T.Y. Danjuma Foundation led by its Chairman Rtd. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma was in Kebbi on a one day visit to Alkali Hussaini Foundation.
T.Y. Danjuma Foundation had made a grant of N 7 million to Alkali Hussaini Foundation in the year 2016 to establish a Skills Acquisition Centre in Gwandu town to train Women in skills such as; Tailoring, Knitting and Computer Education.
A total of 100 women were trained under this program. The visit of T.Y. Danjuma Foundation was to observe first-hand the operations of Alkali Hussaini Foundation as well as witness the graduation ceremony of the 100 female trainees.
The Board paid a short courtesy call on the Governor of Kebbi State where they were received by the Deputy Governor, His Excellency Samaila Dabai Yombe. They also paid a courtesy call on His Royal Highness the Emir of Gwandu Maj. Gen Muhammad Iliyasu Bashar CFR, mni, whereby the Emir conferred the traditional title of Sodangin Gwandu on Gen. T.Y. Danjuma.
The Board inspected the premises of Alkali Hussaini Foundation at its headquarters. NO I Alkali Hussaini Crescent, off Sani Abacha Bye pass Road Birnin Kebbi, and also held an interactive session with the members of the Board of Trustees of Alkali Hussaini Foundation.
At the graduation ceremony in Gwandu town which was attended by various dignitaries including the Wazirin Gwandu, Alh. Abdullahi Umar, the representative of T.Y. Danjuma Foundation handed over some equipment comprising some sewing machines, knitting machines and 2 desktop computers to representatives of the trainees as a symbolic gesture to assist towards their becoming self-reliant. Certificates were also given to all the Trainees reflecting their areas of training.
This laudable collaboration between the two organizations aimed at helping the less privileged was greatly celebrated by community leaders in both Birnin Kebbi and Gwandu with calls for similar training Centres to be established in more communities.
The T.Y Danjuma Board returned to its base in Abuja safely.