Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, says it will empower 50 indigent youths on skills acquisition in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 50 youths were selected from eight communities in Kuje.
Mr Eremutha Francis, the Chief Executive Officer of WFI disclosed this to NAN during the verification of the trainees.
Francus explained the initiative was aimed at reducing poverty in some families.
“WFI is empowering 50 indigent families from Kiyi, Gaube, Chibiri Paseli, Pegi and Kuje Central with different vocational skills.
“We are committed to empowering the less privileged, physically challenged, widows and orphans in the country.
“We aim to overcome social, economic and cultural barriers that limit their ability to make informed choices affecting them,’’ he said.
Francis said the youths would be trained on various aspects ranging from catering, hair dressing, fashion design, soap making and various skills of their choice.
He added that at the end of the exercise the trainees would receive skills to enable them to be self-reliant and reduce crimes and other social vices in the area.
“The training marks the beginning of the emancipation of youths in FCT from idleness, poverty and deprivation in the area.
“The training is free. I advise the youth to come and acquire some skills so that they can be self-employed in future, instead of staying idle at home,’’ he said.
Francis added that if majority of youths were self-employed, the economic challenges facing the country would be averted.
Mrs Hajara Sani, a trainee on fashion designing, while commending the organisation, promised to put in her best during the training.
“The training is a step in the right direction and a great opportunity that should be taken seriously.
“I advised every youth in the area to seize this opportunity to acquire some skills and be useful to the society,’’ she said. (NAN)