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Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Group trains 2,000 women in entrepreneurial skills in Niger Delta region
AN international Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), has concluded arrangements to provide entrepreneurial and capacity-building training for 2,000 women in five states in the Niger Delta region.
The states are Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Delta.
Addressing over 400 women at Dignity Hotel in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Mrs. Njideka Harry, said the NGO was out to improve capacity and confidence of Nigerian women entrepreneurs through hands-on skill training and capacity building.
According to her, during the training, the women entrepreneurs would be accessed through different sectors of the economy such as wholesale and retail, light manufacturing, hospitality and social services.
Tagged Nigeria Women Entrepreneurs and Mobile Value Added Services, she said the training would provide the women trained with broad based techniques that would help them strengthen their business lines, thereby making them more financially independent.
“Women are the ‘glue’ and backbone of the economy. It is our responsibility to ensure they have the adequate resources and knowledge they need to sustain their businesses”, she said.
Harry said the NGO has supports from UK-based Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, stressing that the NGO was working closely with communities to develop effective, appropriate and sustainable entrepreneurship and technology-based outcome.