A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Community Development Links Initiative, has partnered the African Child Trust to train vulnerable children on skill acquisition and personal hygiene in Lagos State.
According to a statement on Tuesday, the Director of CDLI, Yetunde Joseph, during a visit to widows and orphans in the Ipaja area of the state, disclosed that the NGO is training the children in order to maximise their potential, adding that no fewer than 2,500 boys and girls would benefit from the training.
She said, “Our plan is to give the vulnerable children an opportunity to excel in life and maximise their potential. We are currently conducting a project to provide menstrual, reproductive and life skill training to 1,500 girls and 1,000 boys in Alimosho.
“We will also provide ‘dignity packs’ which contain menstrual and personal hygiene items to 1,500 girls, likewise 120 community women will be trained on how to make handbags, among others.”
A member of the Board of Trustees of the African Child Trust, Nigeria, Bolaji Onabolu, said the partnership with CDLI was to extend financial support to vulnerable people in the country.
“One of the strategies that have recently been adopted by ACT UK, is that we set up ACT in Nigeria to be able to give financial support to vulnerable people and extend our reach in Nigeria.”
“But by the grace of God, we are expecting to replicate this with more community development units around different local government areas in Lagos State,” he said.