The Centre for Learning and Educational Development Advocacy Africa (CLEDA Africa) announced on Friday that it has trained 150 secondary school girls on fashion designing and dressmaking in Ikara local government area of Kaduna State.
Mr. Daniel Akpan, CLEDA’s Chief Executive Officer said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
He said that the girls were from Saulawa and Pampaida communities of Ikara local government.
“The objective of the training was to empower the girl child towards self-reliance and sufficiency, to enable them to remain in school.
“This is because of the high tendency of the girl child dropping out of school due to financial needs of the family.
“The training, therefore, sets out to empower these girls towards self-sufficiency and self-employment,” Akpan said.
He added that the training, which ended May 19, was conducted in collaboration with the Millennium Promise, Pampaida Nigeria, under its Sustainable Development District Project.
Akpan said the girls are grouped into cooperative societies and receive three sewing machines as start-up package as CLEDA will also train them on weaving.