The Centre for Information Technology Development (CITAD), organized capacity building to over 200 youths and women in Dakwa and Tungashiri communities respectively in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory on digital entrepreneurship.
Programme Assistant Gender and Internet Advocacy CITAD Ms. Salma Abdulwaheed said the essence of the programme is to build potential entrepreneurs and develop digital entrepreneurship skills in women and youths.
“our visit to the communities today is to acquaint participants of the programme with agencies and organisation to enable them access opportunities, grants and loan facilities to set up and expand their businesses.
“We have trained over 100 students- young boys and girls here in Dakwa as well as over 100 youths in Tunga-Shere on digital skills to empower them. We decided to bring business support clinic to them to mentor them on how to go about their business.
“Our ICT Centres in 5 area council’s in the FCT, including the two in Dakwa and Tungashiri, manned by interns, are open everyday from Monday to Saturday. We encourage students in the local communities to take advantage of these Centres to learn,” she said.
On her part, the Partnership and Local Rights Advisor Action Aid Nigeria, Mrs. Hajara Opaluwa Adamu said the organisation has partnered CITAD on series of programmes in communities , adding that they run same programme in other 12states of the country, including the FCT.
She said Action Aid Nigeria works with groups in order to reach communities in the area of education, governance, women’s right, humanitarian services, food and agriculture.
“In line with the ICT MDG goals, we have established 5 ICT Centres in the FCT which is not only for the youths but for women who are interested. We equipped the Centres with laptops, chairs, cameras, internet modem, printers and we have trained people on photography, videography and use of Microsoft,” she said.