By Amina Ahmed
Ikra Foundation for Youth and Women Initiatives says it has trained 583 adolescent girls and women in entrepreneurship, trade financing and production of reusable sanitary pads.
Its Executive Director, Mrs Amina Garuba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bauchi that the trainings were conducted in selected local government areas of Bauchi State.
She said the trainings, which also included cash flow management and trade financing were designed to help beneficiaries to develop economically and to grasp administrative and marketing strategies.
“The three-day trainings were conducted using a community and school approach to reach women of reproductive age.
“We trained them on the production of reusable sanitary pads and provided them with all materials for future production.
“The training focused on community and school based approach where 283 adolescent girls and 300 women, some of them physically challenged persons, participated.
“The exercises took place between March and April at Itas Gadau, Ningi, Tafawa Balewa, Gamawa and Kirfi local government areas of Bauchi state,’’ she said.
Garuba said some of the beneficiaries had been making and selling reusable sanitary pads in their communities after the training.
She commended the United Nations Population Fund and the Government of Canada for supporting the exercise.(NAN)