At least 175 people have graduated from Soulace Africa’s empowerment and skills training programme.
This graduation comes after a three-month practical skills training in making livelihood out of indigenous textile printmaking, Fashion Design and Textile Craft.
The traning which held at Leutmuck cantonment, Army barracks, Mokola Ibadan focused on girls and women from low-income communities.
Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Peter Adeeko founder of Soulace Africa, said the programme is in tandem with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals sixteen and other related goals such as eradicating poverty and addressing social inequality, hunger, health and wellness.
“It is aimed at ameliorating extreme poverty being caused by continued gross unemployment, lack of market ready or entrepreneurial skill set, gender imbalance and deepened women dependence culture within these communities,” he added. ..
Earlier, Mrs Chibuzor, the NAOWA chairperson, 2 division, Nigeria Army also commended Soulace Africa, for considering the barracks women under her watch for the training.
One of the beneficiaries from Mokola Barracks, Mrs Alaya applauded the Soulace Africa team.
She said “This initiative is like the right medicine to the body. Thanks to Soulace Africa for being large hearted and for considering the veterans community at a time like this for this skill training”.