Young Moms Support Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Saturday trained more than 50 women on various skills to curb depression.
Mrs Vivian Sonny-Nsirim, the founder of the organisation, while speaking to newsmen at the training, said the group is an NGO that sought to support women and youths for a better society.
Sonny-Nsirim added that the skills acquisition programme was in the bid to promote substantial development among women and youths thereby keeping them busy while earning money to support their families.
According to her, women need to have money, and for them to have money it is through skills acquisition where they learn skills and make money out of it for financial sustainability.
She also said that skills like liquid soap and disinfectant making, make up artistry, Gele tying, snacks and how to use recharge phones among others were taught.
She said these were businesses that the women could do from the comfort of their homes to get financial support.
She, however, solicited for support from the government, private sector and well-meaning Nigerians to help the organisation with grants so as to be able to give the trainees some money to start up their businesses.
Mr Isaac Oladele, one of the facilitators, who taught the women the rudiments of making money while recharging their phones encouraged them to venture into businesses that would help support the home. Oladele assured the women of his continuous support to empower them.
Mrs Rose Nwankwo, a beneficiary, thanked the group for the skills acquisition.
Nwankwo said that the skills she had learnt would help her to bring food to the table as a way of supporting her husband.
“I learnt soap making, so I am going to produce soap so I can sell to my neighbours and church members and have money; that way I won’t let my husband carry all the responsibility alone.’’ she said.