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NGO Trains 34 Women Facilitators In 6 Communities On Women Peer Education In Kebbi


NGO Trains 34 Women Facilitators In 6 Communities On Women Peer Education In Kebbi

The Active Support for Rural People’s Initiative (ASURPI), on Wednesday, trained 34 women groups’ facilitators on women peer education in order to increase community women participation in women peer education programme in Kebbi.

The women have been drawn from two clusters of Augie and Ngaski Local Government Areas as well as representatives of Federation of Muslims’ Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) in the areas.

The two clusters from the areas are, Gidan Agoda, Sabon Garin Dinkri and Yola communities in Augie LGA; and Gungun Yagwaye, Raishe and Sabon Garin Gwandu communities in Ngaski LGA of the state.

Five participants have been drawn from each community of the two LGAs and four FOMWAN representatives from the LGAs.

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The Chief Executive Officer of ASURPI, Alhaji Ibrahim Ngaski, while addressing the participants at the four- day training organised by the NGO in Ngaski LGA on Wednesday, said that the aim was to enhance female teachers’ support for effective women peer education programme.

“The training is also aimed to strengthen women peer education programme through increase community women participation in the programme in their communities.

“It will, however, help to design action plans with an agreed date and time for the subsequent meeting in all communities, and ensure both ASURPI and FOMWAN sustains engagement with community women in the six communities,” he said.

Ngaski observed that the integration of FOMWAN in to the peer education programme at the LGA level had proven that the association was more proactive and empowered than the communities the NGO worked.

“FOMWAN can be used to achieve the objective of the programme at both the targeted communities and LGAs.

” The activities of ASURPI outside the communities gain more concentration and commitments from the community women than the once at the communities, ” he said.

The officer urged the facilitators to utilise the number of strategies and techniques acquired in the training to help in the women peer education programme the selected areas.

Also speaking, a representative of the FOMWAN, Malama Zalihatu Hassan, expressed the willingness and commitment of the association in delivering what was expected of them in the programme.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Malama Aishatu Ngaski, said that the training had inspired her to see the importance of the peer education programme and share idea with FOMWAN representatives.

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