Int’l Women’s Day: Helpline Tasks Women on Contribution to Nation Building

By: Wisdom Acka

As the World celebrates the International Women’s Day, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has enjoined women in Nigeria to be proactive in taking their rightful positions in the scheme of things.

This proactiveness will no doubt propel them to continue contributing to the youth and development of the country.

This advice was given in a commemoration message signed and issued to the media by the Foundation’s Assistant Communication Officer, Kadiri Ojochogwu Cecilia, on behalf of its Founder and President, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu in Abuja.

The message recalled that the Abuja based Non-Governmental Organization has in the past twenty years supported thousands of women in and around the nation’s capital through skills acquisition and other empowerment programmes.

The statement reveals that the NGO has within last year alone, empowered more than 700 women with various skill acquisition programs ranging from snacks-making, bag-making and soap-making, among others.

It discloses that thousands of women and young girls have received trainings in digital skills, as well as artificial intelligence, which thus giving them comparative advantage and exposure to digital marketing.

Calling on all the women who have benefited from its numerous self-sustaining trainings, financial and equipment assistance, the statement stated that it was time they began to also empower other needy individuals and contribute their quota to the Nations building.

The message charged the women to remain resolute and determined in their efforts to become better persons, especially in the face of the prevailing global and national economic challenges.

The statement expressed optimism that this year’s International Women’s Day with the theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality” would go a long way in exposing the women to the market, thereby further improving their skills technologically and availing them more opportunities.

“Accordingly, this year’s celebration is basically to celebrate our women, who have benefited from our skill acquisition programs over the years. These programs have no doubt, helped in ensuring poverty eradication, as well as financial sustainability and stability, especially among the women,” the message added.