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Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women

by GIRLS' POWER INITIATIVE (GPI)
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Entrepreneurship Skills Training for Young Women
Dec 22, 2017

I am an Empowered Girl

 

Ruth is one of the girls who enrolled in the GPI Girls’ Entrepreneurship programme in 2016. Before the programme, she struggled with low self-esteem and low income to cater for herself. After acquiring sewing skills she has this story to tell: 

“My name is Ruth Sunday, I am 19 years old. Before participating in the sewing skills program in 2016, I could neither cut nor sew any dress. In three months, I could sew and started having a few customers. I was given the opportunity to train in an Empowerment Programme where I earned up to 300,000 Naira. I was also awarded “Best Fashion & Design Student of the Year” by the programme. Over time, I have had increase in sales.  In one day, I make up to two dresses, however, as an entrepreneur, I am sometimes stressed.

My self-esteem is greatly improved by being a part of the GPI Entrepreneurship Program. I have a passion for sewing and that keeps me busy. I am satisfied with the jobs I handled and because I make my own wages, I can buy things I need which gives me some level of independence. Being in fashion design helps me to be creative and innovative. I strongly believe that this programme is impactful as it empowers young girls to be self-reliant.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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GIRLS' POWER INITIATIVE (GPI)

Location: Calabar, Cross River - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
Comfort Ikpeme
Calabar, CROSS RIVER Nigeria
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