The North East Humanitarian Innovation Hub ( NEHIH) based in Yola, Adamawa, has trained 31 orphans in various entrepreneurship skills for future self-employment opportunities.
Mary Igbazua, the founder of the innovation, disclosed this during the graduation of the orphans at the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp on Sunday in Yola.
Igbazua said that the trainees were mainly orphans displaced by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, adding that “the event marks the graduation of 31 participants from the North East Children’s Trust ( NECT) .
” They had undergone various capacity building courses ranging from entrepreneurship to financial literacy.
” Others courses include: website, development, leadership and personal development as well as vocational and skills acquisition training” Igbazua said.
She explained that the training was conducted in collaboration with North East Children’s Trust and Grow With Data Youth Foundation; all private sectors, based in Adamawa and Borno.
In her address, Nnenna Mosugu, the Executive Director of Grow With Data Foundation, said that the Boko Haram experiences in North Eastern Nigeria in the last 10 years had become an eye opener that made the organisations to team up to train the youth.
” All the graduates are orphans who lost their parents to Boko Haram insurgents and we picked them from various Internally Displaced Persons Camps from Maiduguri in Borno.
” We trained them in various entrepreneurship skills to enable them create employment opportunities for themselves” Mosugu said.
She said that the training given to the participants would help them start their own small scale businesses and improve their livelihood.
Speaking on behalf of the trainees and the Borno government ,Alhaji Bako Kurna, thanked the organisations for the support and training of their youths.
Kurna urged the initiators to expand the programme to cover other states in the region in order to solve the worrisome idleness being faced by millions of youths in the region. (NAN)
– Oct. 18 2020 @ 16:39 GMT |