Staying true to her divine mandate, Daystar Christian Centre held a memorable graduation ceremony for the 12th set of the Daystar Skill Acquisition Programme (DSAP), on Friday October 18th 2013, at the church’s Main Auditorium, Plot A3C, Ikosi Road, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos.
The 560 graduating participants beamed with excitement after having been empowered with practical skills in different crafts including Makeup, Photography, Web-Design, Graphics, Sewing, Generator Repairs, Shoemaking, Beads-Making, Cake-Making, Pastries and the likes.
Speaking to the newly released graduands, Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi admonished participants to maximize their newly acquired skills toward adding great value to the society and ultimately building global brands. “When the music changes, you change your dance steps. In today’s Nigeria, a university degree doesn’t guarantee you a job or money anymore. The money you’re looking for is in meeting people’s needs, and it is skill acquisition that helps us to solve people’s problems.” he said.
Sam Adeyemi also challenged the participants to strive to be the best. “Please don’t underestimate the skills you’ve acquired as there are millionaires all over the world who live on what you’ve learnt. Focus on becoming the best by benchmarking yourselves against world class brands,” he concluded. He also appreciated the entire DSAP team and facilitators as led by Pastor Bolutife Aje and Mrs. Toyin Olusola, for investing their time in building people.
Also sharing his experience at the just concluded DSAP, Olamide Ibrahim, one of the graphics design graduands, who also happened to serve as the class governor, said the training was one of the most impactful events of his life. “As a trained lawyer, I came here to learn design because of my love for it. I thought I would only learn about graphics, but I was intrigued to find out that we were being taken through creativity throughout the first week of the class, and that for me is key because it is going to make me stand out at my workplace.”
The empowered participants beamed with unlimited joy filled as they received their certificates and gear up to take the lead in their respective fields of trainings.
Daystar Skill Acquisition Programme (DSAP) is one of the initiatives of Daystar Christian Centre geared towards empowering people with practical trainings and skills to build lasting brands and maximize their potentials in God. The training runs thrice every year; February, June and October.
Check out photos from the event below.