The Award winning organisation, Active Projectile, recently held the maiden edition of its Women Empowerment Programme, which was free for women of all levels and backgrounds.
Held at the Royal Event Centre, Obafemi Awolowo Way Ikeja, Lagos for one week, it featured a round-up online training on setting financial goals and the need to have a business plan, facilitated by Mrs. Sodeke, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, the creative director of Every Wear and Accessories and the founder of Indispensable Woman Academy.
Participants also got soft skill training on entrepreneurship, building self-confidence and health and safety tips from the director of the group, Adesola Oyinloye-Ndu and Femi Dasilva of Safety Record.
The women were also taught various skills such as make up artistry, gele tying, crocheting, introduction to cloth beading and stoning, introduction to sewing, tie and dye, making of coconut oil and so on.
A WhatsApp group has been created to accommodate 20 women who are being targeted for support with seed grants and further training. Future projects of the organisation include commissioning of a permanent vocational centre for skills acquisition to include vocations in science and technology to learn coding and Robotics across Nigeria, with Lagos as the headquarters.
Speaking with The Guardian, Oyinloye-Ndu said it is her hope and dream to train about 1000 women in various vocations across the country over a period of five years and at no cost to the participants.
Lagos DSVRT, GabLotto, Funtuna Water, Safety Record and Busy Bees Travels Deals supported the event and the next session will take place December 18 to 20, 2017 in Lagos. It would be a two-day free baking training for 100 women with a one-day family funfair.