Pandagric Novum hosted an Empowerment program in a community in Karu Local Government, Panda Development Area, Nasarawa State to equip farmers with basic digital skills.
The Pandagric Novum computer training program was designed to give rural farmers the digital skills they need to succeed in their line of work, and Mr. Madaki Abeh, a farmer, came out on top overall. The Company, Pandagaric, is the maker of Supreme feeds.
Mr. Abeh, a farmer in Okoh A, received the overall top performer award during the training for the ongoing empowerment program held in its host communities.
The training was created to equip residents with the basic skills in computer knowledge, according to the company. 16 people from the neighborhood were initially enrolled, and nine eventually finished the course.
According to the CEO of Pandagric Novum, Bruce Spain, the training’s effects went beyond the nine successful participants.
He noted that the number of lives the graduates can impact as they apply the knowledge they have learned in the future would be a key indicator of the training’s effectiveness.
“This is the real success to me – that the impact is not just now and for these people alone, but for the hundreds of lives they would touch in the future. Our goal as an organization is to contribute in our way to closing the digital divide, especially in the communities where we operate.
“As an organization, we are passionate about uplifting the people in our community. To deliver on this, we will continue to invest in activities, systems, and infrastructure that contribute to sustainable development as long as we are here,” he said.
At the convocation, Chief of Attat, Danladi Azeto spoke on behalf of the community and complimented Pandagric for the positive work being done in the neighborhood.
He claimed that the development of Pandagric was a response to the community’s hopes and aspirations. The company has demonstrated a high level of devotion to the community, he noted and has responsibly conducted itself. It keeps being concerned with the general welfare of the community. He extended his hand to CEO Bruce Spain and prayed for him as a show of support and unity.
Two of the participants, according to Mojisola Garba, general manager of HR & Enterprise Services, who oversaw the training session, are already working for the company. She claims that the ongoing initiative strives to give eligible members of the community the skills they need for potential future employment with the organization and elsewhere.
“This training is a precursor to possible engagement in the organization. While we cannot employ all the graduands, in turn, and have taken it upon ourselves to empower people with the skills to get better jobs out there. As you are aware, computer literacy is a must for anyone in the 21st century, even for farmers.
“And what we have done is to close that gap, to make people in this community employable and relevant. The advantage of this training is that participants would in turn encourage their children and wards to go to school, especially the girl-child,” she said.