In a bid to enhance capacity of women, girls and internally displaced persons (IDPs), a Non Governmental Organization NGO, Connecting Gender for Development, (COGEN), has said it is training women in four states of the north-west region of Nigeria; Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Zamfara states on entrepreneurship.
The Executive Director of COGEN, Mrs Ngukwase Surma, disclosed this in Manchock Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, during a training of 16 women in liquid soap, Vaseline, Doughnuts and Egg roll making.
Represented by the Kaduna State COGEN Representative, Mr Monday John the participants were informed that the project, funded by Urgent Action Fund – Africa will empower women regardless of status in all the four states to access economic justice through sustainable livelihoods; and also create networks to enable beneficiaries access government economic opportunities.
The Executive Director further said the project will work with women and girls, including women with disability and internally displaced women between ages 12 to 60 years drawn mostly from rural and semi-urban settings.
“This project will enhanced capacity of women and girls to increase incomes and improved livelihoods and better positioned them to access government economic support.
Also speaking at the event, another State representative Mrs selormy Gashion mentioned that the woman trained would be guided on how to organize themselves and form village savings and loan associations to assist in raising money to execute their business.
Mrs Gashion advised them to go and make judicious use of the training obtained, and also train others, in addition to using the proceeds they make in their business to change their lives and the lives of their families.