The local non-governmental Organisation, Initiative for Women and Girls Empowerment (IGWE) with grant from the European Union under the Technical Cooperation Facility (TCF- V) through the National Authorising Office (NAO) is training one hundred (100) Vulnerable Women and Youth Girls in Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship/Life and Social Skills for Sustainable Development in the Western Rural District.
The targeted beneficiaries for this project are all women ranging from 18 -35 years and they are mostly school dropouts, disabled women, female sex workers, widows from the Ebola epidemic, survivors from Gender Based Violence, women in abject poverty, women with psychological stress and HIV/Aids infected women. These women and girls have very little or no formal education neither entrepreneurship training to work for their livelihood and support themselves.
The project therefore considers these women as being in deplorable and devastating socio-economic situations and in need of such entrepreneurship training and other forms of support.
The project believes one way to enable women to take part in their own development is by developing their capacity and actively participate on sustainable ventures. Therefore, the objective of this training is to reverse their miserable living condition and create an opportunity for high economic and financial viability for these vulnerable women and youth girls to be self-reliant and able to take care of themselves and dependents.
The training which started on 15th December, will end on 19th December, 2020 where participants will be issued with certificates of participation.