The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) has organised a training to empower 100 women and youths with various skills in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau.
The event, held in Bokkos, was organised in collaboration with the Project office of the Pentecostal Followship of Nigeria (PFN).
The Programme Manager of the PFN-USAID Peace Project, Dr Philip Hayab said that the exercise was under its project, tagged “Supporting Religious Freedom in Local Communities”.
Hayab said that aside Bokkos in Plateau, the project is currently being implemented in Kaura, Jamaa’a and Kachia local government areas of Kaduna state.
He explained that the project is aimed at developing local solutions towards achieving lasting peace in communities.
He also said that the project is aimed at mitigating violent conflicts in communities.
He said that training would empower and enable youths and women to be self sufficient, thereby reducing conflicts and promoting religious freedom in the society.
He added that the training would do away with the recurring mindset of citizens relying on the government or foreign assistance to survive.
Hyap said that the 100 participants were selected across the ethnic, religious, and other groups in the locality.
He further said the project, which began in December 2020 was designed to run for 12months.