YABATECH rejoices as researchers win Ford $100,000 grant

YABATECH rejoices as researchers win Ford Foundation’s $100,000
YABATECH rejoices as researchers win Ford Foundation’s $100,000

YABATECH rejoices as researchers win Ford Foundation’s $100,000 grant

The Yaba College of Technology in Lagos State has rejoiced over the laudable winning of a $100,000 Ford Foundation grant by three of its researchers/staff members.

A Deputy Registrar of the college, Mr Joe Ejiofor, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that the fund would further aid actions to improve the institution.

YABATECH rejoices as researchers win Ford Foundation’s $100,000 grant

Ejiofor named the three researchers who jointly wrote a proposal that won the grant to include Dr Adeleke Abiodun of the Department of Chemical Science, Dr Funmilayo Doherty of the Department of Biological Science, and  Dr Odun Orimolade of the Department of Fine Arts, according to Ejiofor.

The researchers have done well; we are proud of them for not only bringing honour to YABATECH but also for achieving something that will be of great support.

This year’s funding will support further development, art exhibition and presentations that relate to issues of advocacy for youth development, sexual harassment and gender-based violence, in addition to other planned activities, he said.

The Deputy registrar recalled that the team won a similar grant two years ago.

The first grant they won in 2019 was used to develop an institutional policy on sexual harassment and gender-based policy, as well as set up a museum for the college.

We have proposed to use this second grant for the Yaba Art Museum.

The Yaba Art Museum has been recognised and listed as one of the Lagos State Tourism Sites, he said.

Ejiofor added that the museum would host an archive presentation of “Living Blue” on the life and work of Chief Nike Okundaye, who was devoted to youth evolution and gender advocacy.

It will also accommodate Yaba Cartoon Nation which will present archives of cartooning as a tool for social justice advocacy in Yaba alumni pursuits.

We sincerely thank Ford Foundation for finding our institution worthy of the grant.

It is a thing of honour to our reputable college, and we are happy to be associated with the foundation,” Ejiofor said.

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