Organisation trains 31 orphans in entrepreneurship skills in Yola

Organisation trains 31 orphans in entrepreneurship skills in Yola

The North East Humanitarian Innovation Hub (NEHIH) has trained 31 orphans in various entrepreneurship skills for future self-employment opportunities.


Mary Igbazua, the founder of NEHIH, made this known at the graduation of the trainees at the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp on Sunday in Yola.


Igbazua said that the trainees were mainly orphans displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, adding: “The event marks the graduation of 31 participants from the North East Children’s Trust (NECT).


“They had undergone various capacity building courses, ranging from entrepreneurship to financial literacy.


“Other courses include website development, leadership and personal development, as well as vocational and skills acquisition training,” she said.


Igbazua said that that the training was conducted in collaboration with NECT and Grow With Data Youth Foundation, private sector organisations based in Adamawa and Borno states.


In her address, Nnenna Mosugu, the Executive Director of Grow With Data Foundation, said that the Boko Haram experiences in the North East in the last 10 years had led the organisations to team up to train the youth.


“All the graduates are orphans who lost their parents in Boko Haram insurgents’ attacks, and we picked them from various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at Maiduguri in Borno.


“We trained them in various entrepreneurship skills to enable them to create employment opportunities for themselves” she said.


Mosugu said that the training given to the participants would help them to start their own small-scale businesses and improve their livelihood.


Speaking on behalf of the Borno State Government and the trainees, Alhaji Bako Kurna thanked the organisations for their support and training of the youths.


Kurna urged the organisations to expand the programme to cover other states in the North East region, in order to solve the worrisome idleness plaguing millions of youths in the region.

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