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NGO trains 500 school girls in skill development

The Wisdom for Women (WOW), an NGO, has recently completed a training programme, equipping 500 secondary school girls with diverse skills to ensure their future productivity.

Mrs. Mojirade Adedokun, the NGO’s Financial Secretary, highlighted that the three-day training aimed to foster self-reliance among the girls after their education, aiming for their active involvement in national development.

“This initiative is designed to enable these young girls to become self-sufficient individuals upon completing their education, thereby contributing significantly to our national development,” Adedokun stated in a release on Saturday in Lagos.

The NGO, committed to improving women’s welfare and fortifying family units, as NAN reports, focuses on empowering women and young girls. Adedokun emphasised the transformative potential of the skills imparted, foreseeing their positive impact on families, communities, and the girls themselves, nurturing financial independence in post-secondary school.


The training, conducted by seasoned professionals, targeted the girls from Mushin Local Government Areas, encompassing skills in pastry making, essential household product crafting, as well as hat and fascinator creation.

“Our mission at WOW is to empower women and child-girls in various facets, instilling knowledge in areas such as business, career, family relationships, and health while emphasising a strong connection with spirituality,” Adedokun affirmed.

The program, executed in collaboration with the Women’s Rights and Health Project (WRAPH) and funded by Global Affairs Canada, also covered baking, beverage production, cereal, and custard making, among other essential skills.

“Conducted at Marjos International College in Mushin LGA, 80 girls were immersed in a three-day skill acquisition workshop from Nov. 15 to 17,” Adedokun added.


Mrs. Nene Anike, representing the school management as Vice-Principal, praised the programme’s thoughtfulness, acknowledging its potential to empower and shape the future of young girls in Mushin, envisioning them as future employers and productive individuals.

At the workshop’s culmination, participants received Certificates of Participation, marking the completion of the enlightening training programme.

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