Meet a recent Mary Slessor Foundation Vocational Training & Skills Acquisition Center graduate

Full Name: Okon Edet Okon
Nickname: Ratty
Family: Wife (Promise), Sons (Kingsley and Edet)
From: Ifako Okoyong
Lives in: Akpap Okoyong

Why did you decide to train in Metal Welding/Mechanical Maintenance at the Mary Slessor Foundation?
I was interested in the work and wanted to learn.
What did you enjoy most about the training?
Learning and practicing metal welding and mechanical maintenance.

What have you been doing since graduating in June 2012?
I have gotten a few welding jobs making protectors and an engine truck for cassava. I’ve been able to open a salon and shop for my wife to make extra income for our family.
What are your hopes for the future?
To save enough money to open my own shop, which is around NGN 300,000 – 400,000.

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