By: Muhammed Abubkar Garindole, Yobe
A Damaturu based Non-Governmental Organization Hope Interactive has trained fifty survivors of Gender Based Violence on different vocational skills to help them became financially independent.
The training programme was funded by one of the agencies under the United Nations called UN Women.
The Programme Manager of Hope Interactive Adamu Yahaya Sikwati said the beneficiaries were selected from communities within Damaturu Local Government with high cases of Gender Based Violence to better the suffering of the victims.
During the four months skill acquisition training according to Adamu Sikwati, the women were trained in skills like baking, soap making and dying among others.
He appealed to the beneficiaries to make good use of the working tools provided to them to boost their incomes and support their families with a view to discourage street hawking by children.
In a response one of the beneficiaries Mrs Hauwa Philemone and Hadiza Garba promised to put into practice the skills acquired and to train others for maximum benefit.
Under the UN Women funded training programme, two hundred women across four local government areas are expected to benefit.