Int’l Widows’ Day: Helpline Foundation To Train 370 Women 

Int’l Widows’ Day: Helpline Foundation To Train 370 Women 

By Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

A non-governmental organisation, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, in Abuja, today, revealed that it is set to train 370 indigenous widows in FCT and its environs on skills acquisition. 

The various skills which included weaving of traditional attires (Aso-oke), bag making, soup making, potatoes flour and snacks making, among others, would help them to be self reliant and economically stable.

According to the President, Helpline Foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, the event is scheduled for 21st-23rd June, at Diplomats Parks and Gardens, Area1, Gariki, Abuja.

She also explained that the programme was designed to commemorate this year’s International Widows Day with the theme: “Sustainable Solutions for Widows Financial Independence”. 

It was gathered that  the widows would be proficiently trained on the above skills for financial independence and economically stability in line with the goal of United Nations.

Recall that every June 23, the Foundation, in commemoration of International Widows’ Day fetes widows and organizes hands-on skill acquisition trainings for widows and orphans in and around the FCT.

“These programmes is to enable them overcome typical problems in developing countries, including poverty, violence, social stigmatization, health and cultural challenges. 

“In the course of the programme also, there will be situation reports on effectiveness of previous poverty alleviation programmes undertaken by the Foundation. These will include testimonies from the beneficiaries of the past trainings,” Jumai stressed.

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