NGO trains 30 young IDPs in Bwari
A non-governmental organisation, Likeminds Project, has begun empowerment training programme for 30 young Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, staying at the Bwari camp.
The empowerment programme dubbed, Youth Empowerment Livelihoods Programme, YELP, is being sponsored by Hamburger Initiative fur Menschenrechtre, HIM, a German organisation.
Speaking during the launch of the programme at the Sarki Bwari palace in Bwari area council, founder and coordinator of Likeminds Project, Fatima Kyari Mohammed, said the project is specifically designed to provide training and capacity building to the youths.
She noted that the beneficiaries of the will be trained in financial literacy, agricultural value chain, arts and crafts, basket making, masonry, tiling and painting.
She explained that Likeminds Project was awarded the prize last April to support its vulnerable Community Project
She said, "we try to empower and cover youths that we consider as vulnerable and make them more productive. We have a similar programme currently running in Maiduguri. We are doing that in conjunction with action aid and we are targeting 1, 500 Internally Displaced Persons."
She explained that the Bwari training is the pilot programme of the project, expressing hope that the programme will be replicated in other parts of the country.