By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has supported 31 youths in Kano with N 5,289, 375 for COVID-19 education of the populace so as to reduce spread of the disease.
CITAD Campaign and Communication officer, Ali Sabo stated this on Monday after an intensive training on how the youth would go back to their communities to train others on COVID-19 preventive measures and ways to encourage testing for the disease in the society.
The initiative is supported by MacArthur foundation and International Institute of Education.
Ali Sabo said 120 youth were trained for 10 days out of which 31 were funded after submitting proposals on how they intend to train others in the communities and carry out other activities aimed at reducing spread of COVID-19.
‘’They were all encouraged to write and submit proposals on how they intend to step down the training out which 31 were selected and given sub-grant amounting to N 5,289, 375,’’ said Ali.
‘’The maximum of the sub-grant to individual is N170,625. Also we have put in place mechanism to guide them on how to carry out the training for effective goals achievement.’’
He noted that for every activity to be conducted by the youth to sensitize the community must be followed with a report so as to get value for money and reduce the disease.
Ali Sabo implored the youth to sustain the initiative even after the life span of the project.