JEF empowers women in Kaduna LGAs

A non-governmental organisation Jenifer Etuh Foundation (JEF) in collaboration with the Baya foundation has organised one day Women Economic Empowerment Programme (WEE) project.

The programme comprise of orientation, official onboarding of vertical sack farming and skill acquisition.

The programme held at Throne room Trust ministries auditorium Kafanchan on Friday, witnessed the presence of women and girls with the theme “health for all, hunger for none”.

Speaking at the event, Project coordinator for Kaduna WEE, Comrade Mobolaji Adesonya, explained that the reason for the project was to empower women who will in turn improve their production output in their endeavours in a bid to give back to the society.

Adesonya applauded the effort of the women in farm occupation and emphasied the need to usher them and their young ones especially the girl child, into skills acquisition.

He mentioned that the reason the programme is targeting mostly women and few men was because women have great impact and role to play in the households setting.

He said if women are trained, the aims and objectives of the programme will be achieved.

It was against this backdrop that he urged the beneficiaries to pay attention and learn the new skills that would be impact them, and make judicious use of the opportunity offered them after the programme.

Also speaking, the programme manager for JEF, Joe Otu, said the programme was organised by a consortium of other organisations funded by BAYA foundation for women economic empowerment in Kaduna state, with the pilot programme in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas (LGAs), aimed at increasing the economic growth of the households of women.

Otu solicited the cooperation of the women, informing them that they should count themselves opportuned to be a part of the training which according to him was timely because of the economic hardship people are facing nowadays.

He said the first phase of the programme, was to ensure that women and girls have a better future to fend for themselves and make ends meet even as they give back to the society.

“If for example, Mrs Grace and Malama Amina are making around Thirty Thousand Naira in their business monthly, and after this training they were able to improve the amount to One Hundred Thousand Naira, that means their lives have been improved positively,” he said.

He mentioned that the orientation programme will take place in two centers in the two selected LGAs – Throne room Trust Ministries for Jema’a Local Government, and Jennifer Etuh Hospital Malagum for Kaura LGA, where it is expected that more than 400 beneficiaries would be trained for the first phase in the duration of six to twelve months.

One of the facilitators at the programme, Mrs. Kim Alison,encouraged the women to make do of every opportunity especially in the skills acquisition training to economic development.

Cross section of beneficiaries who spoke to newsmen at the programme, expressed happiness over the opportunity given to them to learn new skills and other innovations that would improve their lives.

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