Over 50 women and girls living with different forms of disabilities in Southern Kaduna have been enpowered for self reliance by a Non Governmental Organization, ‘ Network of Women with Disabilities.


The empowerment project funded by Women in Humanitarian Response Initiative, WiHRiNI, with support from Feminist Humanitarian Network, FHN was through a three month training in different trades including tailoring, Knitting, soap making and beats making.


Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the trainees held at Kagoro in Kaura Local Government Area, Mrs Rose Daniel of the Network for Women with Disabilities observed that women with disabilities are full of potentials that must be harnessed by them and society to better their lives.


She said the training was intended to make the Beneficiaries self dependent to cope with challenges of survival.


Mrs Daniel expressed the hope that the trainees will take advantage of the training and improve their living conditions.


Also speaking, the Wazirin Kagoro, Mr David Peter said disability does not in anyway, translate to lack of ability.


He appreciated the organizers of the training and called on the members of the society to support the trainees to actualize their dreams.


Similarly, Mrs Florence Ayya, a former member of the National Assembly urged the trainees not to be discouraged but endeavour to keep their dreams alive through the knowledge acquired during the training.


The graduation ceremony which coincided with the International Women’s Day drew participants from Jaba, Zangon Kataf, Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas.


The NGO presented starter packs to the trainees.