Foundation empowers 70 rural women in 2 Bauchi LGAs

By Ahmed Ahmed

An NGO, Attah Sisters Helping Hands Foundation (ASHHF) in Bauchi state has empowered 70 rural women in Bauchi and Dambam local government areas of the state.

Mrs Comfort Attah, Executive Director (ED) of the foundation stated this at the closing ceremony of the Project that was funded by Women for Women international on Tuesday in Bauchi.

She said the project was aimed to help improve standard of living of women and girls, especially those in rural areas of Bauchi and Dambam LGAs

“The foundation was committed to empowering 70 rural women. The project, which is intended to reduce the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,

Attah stressed the importance of the project in ensuring the empowerment of underserved women and youth in the state.

She explained that the programme adopts two training models, which include hands-on training classes such as fashion design,make-up , pasta making, and cosmetology.

“The 70 rural women would go home with starter packs that include pasta making machine, sewing machine , cosmetic

“The training session skills provide training on running a successful business; personal and product branding,” Attah said.

In her remark, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, wife of Governor Bala Mohammed Commended the effort of the foundation by empowering women in the state.

Represented by Hajiya Sa’adatu Kirfi, commissioner for Small and Medium enterprises, said Poverty alleviation and women and youth empowerment remain key priorities of the state government.

She assured that women empowerment would be incorporated into the state government empowerment Programmes.

Also Speaking, Mr Abubakar Sulaiman , Speaker of the House of Assembly lauded the foundation for complementing government efforts on empowerment.

He warned the beneficiaries against selling the items given to them or diverting them into different uses.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Grace Albert pledged to train others in their Communities.

She assures the foundation and the government of judicious use of the skills acquired and starter packs given to them.

“We extend our gratitude to our sponsor, who has remained steadfast in its commitment to this project.” she said.

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