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Group Empowers Youth in 15 Communities

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), in partnership with Action Aid  Nigeria, has empowered over 200 youths across 15 communities in Abuja.

The group has set up a computer centre where residents would be trained on the use and application of technology for social development.

CITAD programme officer, Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro, said the partnership was meant to promote digital inclusion and positioning of young people and women to leverage technology for a just society.

He said the five centres set up in Kwali, Bwari, Kuje and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), have desktop computers, printers, projectors, scanners and other gadgets.

“We have comprehensive plan to train some selected youths from the communities who would serve as managers of the centres,” he said.

Danyaro said the residents would also be trained on social media campaigns and advocacy and its use for social inclusion and development.

“We also plan to train over 200 women and youths in various communities in skills such as film and video editing, graphic design, photography, web design, computer repairs among others,” he said.

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