Ika location group trained students of Government Technical College, Ikot Uko ika in  Electrical installation work (how to connect two separate lighting points in series and the other in parallel).


As part of Strategy and Innovative Development Initiatives (SI4DEV) mandate to empower community leaders towards achieving an improved sustainable development in Nigeria, SI4DEV Ika location group organized Vocational skills training for students of Government Technical College, Ikot Uko Ika Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

This was borne out of our sincere desire to serve and contribute immensely towards the development of students by engaging in selfless service that would bring about the much needed intervention to them. This is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4:

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

To us, we believe man has only two primary assignments on earth- Service to God and Humanity. These assignments can only be accomplished when we painstakingly devote our time, talents, skills, intellect and finance to meet the need of under-privilege person(s) and communities.

This time, the assignment was to train students of GTC, Ikot Uko in electrical installation work. Before now, even though their school is supposed to be technical, they have been deprived access to quality and relevant vocational education and training, which is supposed to provide them with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for the jobs of today or tomorrow.


1. Nnamso Esu, HND electrical electronics engineering technology, member Nigerian association of technologists in Engineering (NATE) and 8 years experience in the field, SI4DEV Partner.
2: Kufre Ekong, HND electrical electronics engineering technology, SI4DEV Partner (applying)
3. Nsidibe Ime , HND Mechanical Engineering technology, SI4DEV volunteer

This team was able to train 34 students in electrical installation work.


Ika location group has proposed a future training program to consider following skills: Computer, Tailoring, bead making and Business development which are high priority and marketable skills in terms of employ-ability and job creation for self and others.

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