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NGO begins training of young women on digital livelihood in Kano



The Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD, in partnership with European Union, British Council and the Against for citizen driven in transformation, ACT has flagged up training program of fifty women on digital livelihood.

Training coordinator, CITAD, Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, who represented the Executive Director said the purpose of the training is to build the capacity of women and girls in using digital livelihood so that they can be using ICT to boost their businesses.

“For those that do not have businesses, we strategies in ways and means to establish their own business.

“We will network them with some stakeholders like the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to guide them on how to establish legal business. Bank of Industry, BOA, also.

The training is in two batches and will last for about six weeks per batch. 50 participants were selected to benefit from the training.”

He added that the primary objective is to see that the selected participants drive the maximum benefit of the skills they are going to acquire to enable them boost their own businesses pledging that CITAD is always ready and willing to give them all the maximum assistance available.

Representing Women, Widows and Orphans development initiative and EU – ACT, Hauwa Ibrahim Gashash commend the program describing it as laudable and interesting.

“I hope these young ladies will make progress and make the best out of their businesses by expanding to make impact on other young ones, girls and women.” She said.

Participants who spoke at the event, Rejoice Zirra Patrick and Zahra’u Muhammad Yusuf said the program is really wonderful, well organised and impactful.

“For this kind of opportunity for us that are young we really appreciate because it will go a long way in making us great as entrepreneurs. We are really grateful to the organisers.

“In the next coming month, we wish to see ourselves to be digitally well informed and entrepreneurship wise.”

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