The Kukah Centre has trained over 100 persons in skill acquisition in communities that are vulnerable to extremism and violence in Adamawa State.
The beneficiaries have trained in cosmetology, poultry, bakery, fisheries among other fields as a means of eradicating poverty in order to build up resilience following the debilitating impact of violence and extremism on their communities and lives.
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The Executive Director of the centre, Fr. Attach Barkindo said during the official presentation of the startup kits in Yola that the centre decided to undertake the project to support peaceful coexistence among local communities living on the fringes in this country.
“Wauro Jabbe is not the only community in Nigeria that suffers from poverty, all across the country, Nigerians are struggling with issues of poverty, neglect and dispossession.
“Our goal is that through skill acquisition and economic empowerment especially of women, we will enhance social cohesion, religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence.’’
The Project Coordinator of the project, Vicham Waziri stated that the initial idea was to build a health facility for the community but it was realised that it would not be good if the members of the community are not empowered.
“So we decided to kick-start the process with an empowerment project and through their various trades, they would then begin to put their resources together to embark on the building of the community health project.”
One of the beneficiaries Godiya Bitrus, who specialised in tailoring, said, this project has changed her life and that of her family.