A Non-Governmental Organization, Save Life Cancer Awareness and Support Network (SALCASUN) has trained 50 women on various vocational skills including liquid soap, petroleum jelly and mentholatum to become self reliant in Kano.
The training which take place at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, gathered women from five local governments areas of the state, and a package of relief materials and empowerment was given to them at the end of the training.
Speaking during the training, founder of the Foundation Hauwa Adamu Kakudi said the project which is sponsored by Trust Africa, is aimed at supporting women with entrepreneurial skills to reduce burdens and cushion effects of the Covid-19 pandemic which affected them the most.
“The program is main to provide vocational skills for women in rural areas and it is done for six months. This is the last segment where 50 women from five local governments are trained and empowered with skills so that they can be producing even at the comfort of their houses.
“The name of the program is Health Education and Building Resilience to women affected by Covid-19 in the rural areas. The 50 women are taught on how to produce petroleum jelly, mentholatum, and liquid soap. These are simple that they can produce at home and earn a living,” she said.
Kakudi said the five local governments are Wudil, Sumaila, Bichi, Dala and Rogo.
She also urged the women ta take good advantage of the training and ensure that they train their children, neighbors and associates to alleviate the state of poverty bedeviling the country, especially women, adding that their monitoring team will go round to ensure they sustained the businesses.
One of the beneficiaries, Rukayya Sani said she will use the training to become independent and support her husband in handling their family.
She thanked the Foundation and Trust Africa for providing the training, calling on women to ensure they get something doing at home to avoid financial crisis within their families.