80 victims of Boko Haram insurgency drawn from 4 local governments of Adamawa, Taraba states are undergoing training in livestock keeping in Adamawa.
In Yola, a non -governmental body, Iwuese Multipurpose Cooperative Society (IMCS), with funding support from Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) and technical support from UN Women Development has commenced the training of victims of Boko Haram insurgents mainly women IDPs, on livestock keeping in Mubi North and South of Adamawa State.
The move is to help the Women IDPs returnees, girls and refugees to gain economic stability.
Speaking at the flag off of the training at separate ceremonies in Mubi North and Mubi South, Executive Director of the society, Ms. Ritdimwa Orga lauded WPHF for the giant support and UN Women for their technical support towards ensuring that internally displaced women, women IDPs returnees and refugees in the area acquired skills necessary for their early recovery and stability.
According to her, after the four weeks intensive training on hydroponics, 40 beneficiaries from the targeted local government areas would be presented with goats as an empowerment strategy to assist in the planned economic recovery move.
“After the four weeks intensive course on ‘Livestock Keeping using Hydroponics Method‘ we will provide feed and empower 40 participants, 20 each from Jalingo and Gassol with improved breeds of goats or ram and 50kg of barley seeds for growing using hydroponic method.
“Hydroponics fodder is cheap and easy to prepare. This will also help them to build capacity in professional Livestock business and leverage on the training received to become trainers in Hydroponics and livestock keeping in the local communities,” she said
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Esther John and Fadimatu Sani thanked WPHF, UN Women and Iwuese for the training and pledged the determination of the women to put in their best, saying the training will change their lives.