Olu - Aka Di Mma

A CIDJAP Project


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About Us

Vocational Technical Training Centre (Olu-Aka Di Mma), Coal Camp, Enugu is an arm of the Catholic Institute for Development Justice and Peace (CIDJAP). CIDJAP itself is a social organization of the Catholic Church committed to the implementation of Catholic social teaching, a non-governmental, non-profit, research and development organization.

VTTC,Olu-Aka Di Mma is the arm of CIDJAP that focuses on youth development through acquisition of skills.

It is clear that the major challenge facing the government, society and the church inNigeria is unemployment. This has also continued to deteriorate on daily basis as more and more youths pass out from schools annually without hope of securing a job.

That was why in 2002 i.e. precisely sixteen years after the establishment of CIDJAP, it took a bold step to challenge this vise by establishing VTTC with the goal of empowering the youths through vocational training. The idea is to make them self reliant, self sustaining and also create employment opportunities for others and thus the slogan – Olu-Aka Di Mma.

To achieve the much we have, the founder/Director Very Rev. Prof. Monsignor Obiora Ike liaised with some foreign organizations that share the same idea. Notable among them are Fidesco, Missio and Misereor which through Hugo Oelz have been supporting the centre in terms of equipments and new project execution/expansion.

Missio since 2016 extensively engaged in sponsoring of young people irrespective of their religious affliations from the catholic diocese of Jos, Jalingo, Kafanchan and Sokoto. These young men and women who benefit from these training program of the centre have also brought the relationship between northern and eastern youths into a perfect one. Morals of these young men and women are also touched in a very special way.