The President of Africa Arts and Cultural Heritage Association (AACHA), Abuja, Mr. Kanayo Chukwuemezie, has said that the association would train students during the holiday. According to him, students will be trained on the indigenous arts and crafts. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the association is glad encouraged on the recent interest in African arts & crafts be shown by youths.
From his statement, the association would carry out these trainings in some schools in the FCT, Abuja.
”Some schools and youth associations have indicated interest in the training and we are putting finishing touches to it. After the training, successful participants will be awarded certificates.”
He went on further to state that this would not be the first time the association would be training youths but the association is encouraged with the surging interest in arts & crafts in the country.
“The knowledge of arts & crafts making should be imparted into the future generation of this country as it will help to provide jobs.”
The President called on stakeholders and relevant government agencies in tourism to join hand with them to ensure the knowledge is passed down to the next generation.