The Anambra State Female Comrades, championed by Miss Chiamaka Angela Okparaojiego have organized a three-day skills acquisition training for young girls and women, in Anambra state. the participants came from all of the 21 local government of the state.
The program, tagged “Skills Acquisition: A tool to liberating women from economic abuse” was aimed at tutoring them on acquisition of skills which involves 90% practical classes, to reduce the high rate of unemployment in the country and conscious efforts to establish and equip women to become self-reliant.
Speaking at the event at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, the convener, Miss Chiamaka Angela Okparaojiego said that, the target is to expose beneficiaries to skills that would enable them actualize their potential and earn a living, without depending on anyone.
From a resource person, Miss Chidinma Okeibe, skills acquisition will help them to have self-control, be employers of labour and above all, free from both sexual and financial abuses even as she encouraged them to stand up and fight unemployment by acquiring a skill.
Another speaker, Miss Doris Ukachukwu, who measured on make-up and head tie , asked participants to make good opportunity of the knowledge garnered from the training to live a fulfilled life .
Some of the participants, including Adaora Asiegbu, Chisom Nwana and Ebele Samuel thanked the convener Miss Chiamaka Angela. O for the steps taken to ensure that the girl child is out of the street.
Participants were trained on baking, making of perfumes, fruit juice and smoothies, peanuts, yoghurt, liquid soups, make-up and tying of gele among others.