Tailoring Training for Recipients
With funding support from over 100 individuals and corporate donors, the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) has continued to implement its initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with psycho-social support, mentoring and livelihoods skills in Adamawa, Bornu and Yobe states in the North Eastern region of Nigeria. The project has recently completed the renovation of a skills acquisition centre in Jimeta/Yola. With your kind support, the skills acquisition centre has also been equipped with sewing machines to train project recipients. This means the initial steps of training them at tailoring business centres outside the skills acquisition centre has been discontinued. The 15 recipients currently undergoing the tailoring training now have spacious, comfortable spaces and individual sewing machines to practice and perfect their skills.
In preparation for the graduation of those that are currently undergoing the tailoring training, we have incorporated basic record keeping and accounts management skills into the program. This is to ensure that graduates will have these skills to successfully manage their own businesses to support themselves and their families.
The psycho-social support training has targeted one hundred widows and rape victims, and we hope to target one thousand recipients at the end of the first phase of this program. CSDEA has also leased a land for some of the recipients to rear cattle and we are looking to raise more funds to commence full operation.
We once again call on all supporters of this project to help donate to reach our target. Our estimate to fully rehabilitate and reintegrate each recipient under this project is $500. We are behind in fundraising for this project and your further donations will help ensure that we put smiles on the faces of these girls and women, and give them a reason to live! Please also encourage your friends and families that can donate to support this project so we can meet our fundraising target.
Thank you always for your support!
Recipients and Project Adviser, Mrs Arziki Sawa
Some Recipients during a Tailoring Training
Tailoring Training in Action
Project Adviser Arziki Sawa with Recipients