Hadejia (Jigawa) – The Association for the Advancement of Women in Nigeria (ASSAWIN), an NGO based in Hadejia, Jigawa, on Tuesday said it had provided economic empowerment for 50 women in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.
The Programme Manager of the association, Mrs Chinelo Amaechina, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia that the beneficiaries were trained in various trades under the union’s economic empowerment programme.
Amaechina said the women were trained in tailoring, soap and cosmetics processing, hair dressing and beads making.
She said the association had also trained youths on barbing, carpentry, leather and shoe making in the last one year.
Amaechina said the trainees were provided with resettlement packages at the end of their training to enable them set up their businesses.
She said the gesture was aimed at reducing poverty and providing means of livelihoods for women and other vulnerable people in the society.
“The programme entails giving support to women, widows and those living with HIV/AIDS to enable them take care of the education of their children.
“The association also offered education support to about 100 orphans in Hadejia,” she said.
The programme manager stated that the association had also commenced training of another batch of women in the area this year.
On healthcare delivery, Amaechina said the association was working in collaboration with the Jigawa State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (JISACA) to control HIV/AIDS and malaria. (NAN)