A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), El’s Empowerment Foundation has organized a one week entrepreneurial training for 150 women in Kano State for them to acquire skills and become independent.
The training, which is in collaboration with Gidan Makama Museum and support from the emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero is to equip the participant with various skills including snacks, baking, sawing, and makeup, among other things.
Speaking to Daily Focus Online at the event, the president of the foundation, Adesuwa Ogechi Udo said considering the roles that women play in the society, they deserved to acquire skills that will help them become independent.
She said the foundation found it necessary to organize the training considering the rate of divorce and poverty in the society, adding that some parts of the training will sensitize the women on how to handle their husbands to reduce the rate.
“Women nowadays need to get skills and start something that will support them even in their matrimonial homes. As you can see some of them are widows, divorcees, orphans and even those that are not yet married. We want them to make good use of the training that is why it will run for a whole week,” she said.
She added that after the training five people will be selected to receive starter packs to start something, while some will get rice, wrappers and other food items.
One of the participants, Hauwa’u Umar Almustpha, said the training will help her start doing something that will give her money and make her independent.
She added that for the past one year she has been sitting at home after finishing school doing nothing, “But now I will use these skills and engage in snacks businesses. I will modernize it and start selling online.”