By Ibironke Ariyo
The Young Moms Support Initiative, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has trained no fewer than 500 women in different skills to enable them become self-reliant and contribute to national development.
The Founder, Executive Director of the NGO, Dr Vivian Sonny-Nsirim said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that the training was for three days.
Sonny-Nsirim, who is also the Ugochinyere I of Igbo land and Madubia of Uke Kingdom, said that the women were trained in baking, beverages, cereals and custard making among others.
She explained that their target was for the women have strong means of livelihood through which they can raise the economic status of their families.
“The actual goal was to bring out the potential in women, to seize their economic opportunities by learning how to boost their productivity and maximise income.
“The organisation came up with the idea of training the women on various skills to enable them become financially stable, as joblessness was a major cause of insecurity in the country.
“Women have good potentials for greatness but they need a little push.
“We want to ensure that women especially widows, single mothers and young girls who dropped from schools, have a viable source of livelihood,” Sonny-Nsirim said.
According to her, the organisation believes it is important to help women acquire skills so that they would not consider anti social behaviours or crime as option for their daily survival.
Sonny-Nsirim lamented that most of the women, including widows, were passing through a lot of challenges, hence the need for such economic impact training.
She appealed to Federal and State governments and individuals to partner with the organisation to train more women in the society.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Maharazu Ahmed