By Taiwo Ibrahim
The 2023 Lekki Adult Literacy and Vocational Centre Talent and Sport Fiesta took place at Chrisland High School, Lekki in Lagos on Saturday, Sportivationng.com reports.
The event started with pomp and pageantry and ended with fun, excitement and trophies for the winners.
The event is part of the activities lined up for the matriculation and graduation ceremony of the Lekki Adult Literary and Vocational centre.
The centre provides Adult Education and Vocational training for all and sundry who are interested in learning.
The learners of the centre participated in various sports including Sack race, Lime & Spoon, Thread & Needle to the delight of the guests, even their facilitators were not left behind as they also took turn to participate in Athletics.
The learners also participated in a debate session, drama and dancing sessions which drew praises and applause from the guests.
Team 4 was announced as the winner of the event to the excitement of the team members, who stormed on to the pitch with jubilation and shout of victory.
The coordinator of the centre, Joe Mbulu expressed his delight after a successful event in an interview with Sportivation Media.
“I’m excited especially for the learners to see them in that exciting mood because that is the reason we organized this event, to give them a sense of belonging, to expose them to embrace teamwork, leadership and followership in an environment where they feel loved.
Mbulu also opened up on the purpose of setting up Lekki Adult Literacy and Vocational Centre.
“It is compassion from the individuals who saw a need in the community and decided to help by floating a centre to cater to the needs of the people.
“We are all giving our best to ensure that the learners become better in their studies and vocations, it is a volunteer service the facilitators teach the student all what they have done here today for free, they come here every Saturday to train them.
“I was impressed with the performances of the learners in the debate, drama and the dancing sessions”.
Mbulu harped on the need to have more facilitators to help the students.
“We need more facilitators to help us break down the classes in a way that students’ needs are met to enable us to meet their individual learning needs, which is different due to their various backgrounds and to also have a learning technique that meet that need”.
He also revealed that the centre needs sponsorship to help them reach out to many more learners, he urged companies, individuals to contribute to the cause.
“We need sponsorship because we need to expose them to different places, we took them to Unilag last year they went to see a University environment, we also get them involved in activities that exposes them and expand their minds so they can have a bigger dream for their lives”.
He concluded by appreciating the Lagos State Government for supporting the Lekki Adult Literacy and Vocational Centre.
“On behalf of the learners, facilitators and well wishers I want to thank the Lagos State Goverment for always supporting us, we do not take their support for granted”.
The 2023 Graduation & Matriculation ceremony of the Lekki Adult Literacy and Vocational Centre is set to take place on Saturday, November 4, 2023.