A Non-Governmental Organisation, The AfriWomen Initiative, has embarked on an adult literacy and entrepreneurship training programme.
The programme is targeted to empower 2500 women.
Its founder, Mrs. Adebukola Oso, said the programme, which commenced January this year, was aimed at contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
This, she said, seeks to eliminate gender disparities and ensure equal access to education and vocational training by 2030.
Mrs Oso said that the training, taken off with 50 women will run for nine months.
She added that the training has been registered and is now being regulated by the Oyo State Adult and Non-Formal Education Agency, while the organisation has also recruited paid-facilitators and volunteers to ensure a successful outcome.
She said: “The training goes beyond literacy, numeracy and enterprise skills. It will include practical, wellbeing and health activities like the training of women on how to make face masks and understanding of the value of face mask-wearing. In four weeks, we have registered 205 illiterate women in micro and small businesses for training.