The first batch of 25 women trained in various skills of entrepreneurship by Xtybeauty a subsidiary of Amoma Ife Foundation graduated after months of intensive training.
The purpose of the training was to ensure self-reliance by women. President of the foundation, Mrs. Christiana Musa Silas, said they are experts in different skills hair making, make-up and gele tying, bid making, catering services, etc. ‘
Mrs. Silas said the gesture is to ensure greater development and poverty eradication. She said, “countries the world over are developing because of skill acquisition and small and medium scale entrepreneurship.”
She tasked graduates to adopt entrepreneurship as a means of self-employment.
Mrs. Silas urged the beneficiaries of the programme to utilise the opportunity and put into real practice their entrepreneurship expertise so that they can be self-reliant.
Mrs. Silas also observed that across the world, especially in Nigeria, girls face adversities that hinder their education, training and entry into the workforce, just as she called on government and spirited individuals to come up with measures that would change the narratives.
“It is disturbing to see our girls hawking on the streets across the country, while their male counterparts are in schools. Statistics have shown that girls constitute a higher number of dropout school children in Nigeria.
They have less access to information, communication technology and resources, such as the internet, where the global gender gap is growing. A quarter of young people, most of them girls, are neither employed nor getting an education or training,”
While calling on government, private and corporate organisations, to support Amoma Ife Foundation to train more young women on skills acquisition that would equip them to bridge the gender disparity in the society.