Tuesday, April 16, 2024

NGO Skills for Life Project Targets 19,000 Katsina School Girls

450 school girls and their teachers, out of the targeted 19,000 from some selected schools across the 3 senatorial zones of Katsina State have undergone a 3-day intensive training on how to produce disinfectants, and infectious disease prevention and control in Katsina State.

Some of the girls who spoke at the end of the training said, the Adolescents Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, AGILE project, has given them skills for life, as they are ready to take over the market space soon.

It was indeed an intensive training and sight to behold, where the 450 senior secondary school students with 2 drawn from different schools across the 3 senatorial zones, engaged fully, in the life skill programme, organized by the AGILE programme, in collaboration with the state government.

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They were trained practically on how to produce disinfectants, liquid washing soap in commercial quantities, and practice infectious disease prevention and control, which they said, is now a pathway to becoming self-reliant, before and after school.

The State Project Coordinator of AGILE, Dr Mustapha Shehu said, the life skill multifaceted programme is targeted at 19,000 girls and 17,600 boys across the 3 senatorial districts, to assist the schools and themselves.

He further added that there is a robust arrangement for the sustainability of the programme, by rewarding the best-participating schools.

The facilitators of the training and other dignitaries present urged the students to see it as knowledge given on a platter of gold, which should be taken with all seriousness.

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