A group under the aegis of Simji Girl-Child Empowerment Initiative (SGEI) has called on governments at all levels and spirited individuals to look closely to the plight of women and girl-children with a view to assisting them to be self reliant.
The call was made by the Executive Director SGEI, Mrs Simi Goshwe, at the opening of a skills acquisition training, organized for 500 women in Jos South LGA of Plateau State.
The training which was tagged: “Sustaining the Peace Building and Eradication of Hate and Dangerous Speeches on the Plateau”, was organized in partnership with Petite Fille Foundation, Youth Initiative Against Violence and Human Right Abuse, and Dachung Bagos Foundation.
Goshwe said, “This we believe will help to curb the restiveness among them.
“For we know in SGEI that these skills we shall train today will keep them away from being used negatively in disturbing the peace we are enjoying, and also help the women to put an end to hate and dangerous speeches that affect this fragile peace.
“For peace has come to stay with us on the Plateau, let us all join hands to ensure that it last”, she stressed.
The Executive Director maintained that most about 200 of the women the organization has trained are now in various higher institutions to further their studies, while some are into production of what they were trained on.
She revealed that so far, over twelve thousand women have benefitted from the trainings in the last seven years.
In her remarks, a Board Member of Petite Fille Foundation PFF, Mrs Lucy William, encouraged the women to keep themselves clean, the home and their children.
William also enjoined them to stop all forms of “Hate and Dangerous Speeches”, adding that doing so will make the society a better place.
She further encouraged the participants to have an open mind to learn two or more skills during the training.
The participants were trained in various skills ranging from Liquid detergent, hair cream, pomade, Germicide (Izal), tie and dye, fish and poultry farming.if