A Nigerian nongovernmental organization, Garlyn Foundation has trained seven women from Plateau communities displaced by violent attacks in fashion business.
The women were trained for free in tailoring and fashion design to enable them earn legitimate income and recover from the devastations caused by the attacks, founder of the NGO, Ms. Judith Pam-Tok said.
“In Garlyn Foundation, we train indigent women in tailoring and fashion design to make them self-sufficient,” said Ms. Pam-Tok, Friday at the graduation of the seven IDPs and other trainees in Heipang, 10miles south of Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
The training, a Senior lecturer in the University of Jos, Prof. Felicia Agbo said is the best way to invest in humanity.
“With these skills, these women can now provide for themselves, their children and even assist their husbands in running the home,” Prof. Agbo said.
“When you empower a woman, you empower the entire nation because whatever she earns in one way or another touches the lives of others around her,” said an Adviser of the NGO, Mrs. Grace Choji.
Another Guest at the graduation ceremony, Mrs. Florence Jambo said the training would reduce the trauma and poverty caused by violent attacks on women, making recovery “a lot easier”.
A partner of the foundation, Rev. John Kalma encouraged the trainees to make effective use of the skills acquired to improve their lives and those of their communities.
one of the trainees, Miss Bridget Adamu said she would use the skill to train and employ others to further reduce poverty and unemployment in her community.