On April 4, more than 200 Yola women trained on essential crafts by the Community Service Office graduated.
The beneficiaries received training on the processes of soap making. The training took place at Konngol Silvertongue School of Speech Technology.
The soap-making training is one of many community development interventions facilitated by AUN to empower women and help them to be independent in the society.
Facilitator of the training, Ms. Hadiza Umar, a former beneficiary of the program herself, was impressed by the cooperation of the participants. She said the Community Service Office also trains women in other crafts like bead making and mat weaving.
“As you can see, the women are happy. This is a free training sponsored by AUN. There are more than 200 people here today. After this training, the women who show maximum cooperation and interest are picked for further training on other items.
“When they start producing their own items, we also help them with marketing. We help advertise the products in different places. Sometimes, we even sell for them when we see an opportunity.”
One of the beneficiaries, Sakinatu Isa, was motivated after the training. While thanking AUN, she disclosed how badly she wanted to learn a skill that could boost her family’s sustenance.
“This skill acquisition project is a very vital project for this community. In fact, I feel as if these people studied my mind, because I have been looking for a means to acquire any skill that could improve my income. With this new skill of soap-making, I intend to start a soap-making business which will definitely increase the family’s income. I also intend to engage all my sisters and daughters at home, so that we could join hands actualize this brilliant idea.”
Reported by Bashir I. Bashir