HITA engages Youth in profit making activities, reveals mission is to help the underprivileged

The management of Healthy Information Technology Awareness, HITA, a non-profit organization in Bamenda, North west region, has engaged youth in profit-making activities and they have also revealed that they are out to help the vulnerable and underprivileged

The was made known recently by the President of HITA, Suh King and the Vice President, Dr Bamnjo Herman during a press briefing in Bamenda on Saturday September 16, 2023 in the presence of some youths who are currently undergoing training in the organisation.

Speaking on behalf of HITA, Dr
Banjo Herman, who doubles as lecturer at the University of Bamenda, UBa, revealed that the organisation was created to take care of vulnerable
and underprivileged children. He added that with the world becoming digital, the organisation is also focusing more on training youths on basic computer skills, especially those who are aflected by the sociopolitical crisis.

"HITA was initially created for
Healthy information Technology, which means that we are in an era of technology and we need to equip young people with this and how to use it to make money", Dr Bamnjo said.
The organisation has been training
youth in fashion designing and tailoring, barbing saloon, computer, and many others.

According to the President of HITA, Suh King, the organisation was recently licensed by the government to host internally displaced children in
a centre, which will soon go opera-

On his part, Tucbove Miracle, who
trains some of the children in computer says they are currently undergoing training with the third batch. He added that the training usually
last for three months, wherein the children learn computer skills like
computer programming, graphics designing, website design, digital
marketing, artificial intelligence and many others.

One of the trainees, Lum Constance, attested to the quality of training they receive from the organisation. She also said she is already using the skills acquired to make money and also help her friends.

During the press conference, it was revealed that since its creation in 2013, HITA has been able to train hundreds of students and vulnerable children.

The organisation has also provided
borcholes in the New Road and Ntabessi neighborhoods in Bamenda Ill Subdivision, where the population is currently fetching water from. The management also made it known that another project on course is to assist the population of Ndamukong with a borehole to curb water crisis in the quarter.

HITA also has another project to treat potable water in the Bamenda IlI subdivision and is also planning to extend their activities to other divisions of the North West Region.

The organization was recently awarded by NewsWatch Newspaper for its efforts in providing water, food and shelter to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

By Nji Nelson Chefor

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