Damaturu – Waka Rural Development Initiative an NGO, has trained 300 women displaced by insurgency in Yobe on skill acquisition to enable them become self-reliant.
Mr Idi Bubaram, Programme Coordinator of the Yobe-based NGO, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Damaturu in an interview with News Agency of Agency (NAN).
He said the training was aimed at reducing the psychological trauma suffered by the women.
He added that it was also aimed at seeking ways of empowering them to exploit employment opportunities available to them.
“We have constituted 15 women groups each in Damaturu and Potiskum and have given the women training on maintenance of peace, resettlement and entrepreneurship.
This organisation is concerned about the psychological trauma suffered by displaced women and children.
“Our aim is to support in the resettlement, accommodation and reintegration of internally displaced persons into the larger communities and assist them to improve their means of livelihood,” he said.
Bubaram said the beneficiaries were given the choice to choose the trade they wished to acquire training.
“We deliberately allow them to select the trade in which they have interest and passion to guarantee sustenance after their training,“ he said. (NAN)