About 1,000 women have been trained in various skills by Arise Women, a non-governmental organisation, under its empowerment scheme for 2019.
Siju Iluyomade, pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Lagos stated this during a ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of Arise Women, held in Lagos on September 28.
The women were trained catering, gele tying, soap making, decoration/event planning, wig making, digitalmarketing, photography, tailoring and fashion designing.
Other skills imparted to the women during the 5-day event which started Tuesday, 24 to Saturday 28, September 2019 included mat making, bead making, shoemaking, bag making and traditional master of ceremony (MC).
The NGO in fulfilling its objective engages the services of professionals to take on different classes in respect of the skills acquisition entered for.
Iluyomade said series of other events have been lined up to mark the yearly Arise Women’s conference on October 12, 2019.
The Arise Women’s conference with the theme, ‘bloom’ is one of the special programmes aimed at identifying talents and empowering women.