An NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has commenced training of young women and girls in digital livelihood to acquire information and communication Technology (ICT) knowledge of business in Jamma’are Local Government Area of the state
Mrs Mayryam Haruna, Programme Manager CITAD while speakinge at the orientation for the Digital Livelihood Programme for Young Women and Girls in Jamma’are on Monday
Mrs. Haruna said with the world becoming a global village in the face of modern technological innovations, the young women were expected to play a vital role in the quest for embracing digital innovations.
“Many women who have acquired skills in the initial phase of this program have excelled in their businesses. Some of them are even giving the same training to other women and girls so they can also succeed,” she said.
According to her, the objective of the training is to produce more young women entrepreneurs in northern Nigerian, as well as a beginning of eradicating poverty in northern young women and girls.
Mrs Haruna said “We also encourage the beneficiaries to register their businesses with Corporate Affairs Commission.
“For those who have no businesses, they can also form a business name so that they can start up a small scale enterprise so that they can be self reliant. Because of the opportunities for loan schemes can reach them,” she said.
The programme manager said the young women and girls would be trained on the programmes that include, graphics design, where they would learn posters, stickers, banners, invitation cards and so on. Film and video editing and photography, infographic among others.
She said women and girls need to be empowered especially through the utilization of digital knowledge so that they can achieve self reliance in different business areas such as food production, decoration, photography, and film and video editing.
She called on young women to make good use of the 3 weeks training and rise to the challenge of entrepreneurial development in order to attain the skills of digital livelihood, for them to become self-reliant and gainfully employed.
In his remarks, . Malam Sunusi Ibrahim , Director Planning. Ministry of Budget and Planning urged the participants to have passion for the training because it’s really a stepping stone for them to prosper.
“You should be a vocational trainer, if possible, for the young women in their neighborhood,” he said
Responding on behalf of the participants, Miss Habiba Usman and Hauwa Yakubu commended the effort of CITAD for bringing ICT training to their doorstep.
They pledged to give their maximum attention during the training and also make good use of the training to become self-reliant and employers of others in the state not only the community.