By Salisu K Ismail
No fewer than 31 youth benefitted from the Covid-19 and leadership training organised by the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in Kano.
The program which was conducted with the support of MacArthur Foundation and the International Institute of Education selected the beneficiaries youths from among the 100 participants that were earlier trained in the center under the program which gulped about N5, 289, 375
Speaking to newmen shortly after the officials launching of financial grant to the teaming youths held at the office of the Center in Kano, The Communication officer of the Centre Malam Ali Sabo said, the beneficiaries were sensitised by CITAD on how to go about educating their community on Covid-19 protocols.
“Each of the 31 selected beneficiaries got N170,000 to go and sensitise people on the current Covid-19 pandemic in their respective areas,” Ali Sabo Added.
The Communication Officer also said that, the program was aims at enhancing the understanding of the participants on Covid-19 and how it can be curtailed and to provide tools within which the participants will support community efforts in their respective community to prevent spread of the virus.
Other aims according to him are to enable youth provide leadership in a situation of emergency in their community and to encourage the them carry out sensitization efforts via social media platforms.
However, the beneficiaries youths while receiving the grants were warned to focus strictly on the responsibility ahead of them and ensure that they justified what’s given to them through attainment of value for money, visibility, financial reporting, documentation and retirement among other.
On their part, the selected beneficiaries through Halima Sani promised to make good use of what’s given to them.