Coca-Cola, SMEDAN empower 5,000 women with vocational skills

Industries, Trade and Investment

The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered two Nigerian-based NGO, Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation, to equip 5,000 women with relevant vocational skills and business training.

A statement by the company entitled ‘COVID-19: Coca-Cola empowers 5,000 women for economic recovery’ said the training aimed to help the women recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The grant, awarded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, would enhance the business acumen of the women and scale-up micro-enterprises to guarantee sustenance for themselves and their families.

The capacity building programme tagged ‘Catalyst for Change’ will be implemented across five communities in Lagos State and would directly impact the lives of 5,000 women across Iwaya, Oworonshoki, Sangotedo, Magboro, and Ogijo communities.

It said 1,000 of the women would receive funding and support to set up their small-scale enterprises.

The Foundation said that business training modules to be delivered by experienced facilitators will focus on personal and product branding, business foundations, and basic accounting.

It added that artisan training would cover courses in wig making, make-up, fashion and designing, household essentials, shoemaking, amongst others, for a  five-month period.

Speaking on the programme, Founder of Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation, Bukola Bamiduro, expressed her gratitude for the grant.

Source: The Punch

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