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Ibom Developers empower 160 women with skills in Akwa Ibom

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In a bid to drive sustainable growth through a skill acquisition workshop, Ibom Developers has upskilled 160 women with training in catering, food hygiene, packaging, hairdressing, wig making, ventilation, and styling for two weeks.

Recognising the transformative impact of its ongoing skill acquisition initiatives, Ibom Developers extended its programme to the Amazaba community in Eastern Obolo LGA, Akwa Ibom State, from June 3 – 14, 2024.

This initiative, according to the organiser, aims to foster economic empowerment and community development by equipping participants with practical skills essential for economic independence.

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Grateful for the initiative and its impact on the community, especially in advancing women’s skills, Gogonte Luke Nglass, chairman of the Amazaba Council of Chiefs, expressed optimism for transformative change, stating, “We are grateful, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing the profound effects of this initiative on our community.”

Skill acquisition empowers individuals to navigate the modern job market, achieve personal and professional growth, and contribute to economic and social development.

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Emphasising the role of skill acquisition in empowering women and youth, Victoria Solomon Bibama, assistant secretary of the Amazaba Women Association, said, “This is highly commendable, and initiatives like these bring us closer to a future where every woman can thrive, and no community is left behind.”

Equipping women with relevant skills, especially in rural areas, expands opportunities for meaningful employment. Ibom Developers’ efforts contribute to building a stronger society, facilitating economic growth and social progress.