Ibom developers are supporting 160 women with skills acquisition training in Akwa Ibom

Empowering women with vocational skills is a crucial step towards promoting gender equality and inclusive growth in society. This effort involves equipping women with practical expertise that can be applied in various aspects of life, including professional, personal and entrepreneurial environments.

The recent initiatives by Ibom Developers to provide skills acquisition training to women in the host communities are aimed at helping them thrive in the society.

On April 8, 2024, Ibom Developers commenced its ongoing skills acquisition training program themed “Virtuous Women” in Egwenwe and Okoroinyong communities.
Dignitaries including His Royal Highness Chief Johnson J. Osiba (Ijongo IV), the Okaama of Egwenwe community; Mr Warribo Isaiah, Community Development Chairman, Egwenwe Community; Pastor Johnson Christian Ubulom, Youth President, Egwenwe Community; Mrs. Catherine Monday Ogbofork, Women Leader of Egwenwe Community; Mrs Sarah Evans Nfeija, Health Officer, Egwenwe Community; and representatives of the Okoroinyong community attended the opening ceremony.

This skills acquisition program aims to equip 160 women in these communities with expertise in catering, packaging, hairdressing, wigs, ventilation and styling. The program held from April 8 to 20, 2024 at Egwenwe Town Hall and Okoroinyong Town Hall in Eastern Obolo LGA, Akwa Ibom State, imparting essential entrepreneurial skills to the women in the communities.

Speaking at the opening event, Chief Johnson J. Osiba (Ijongo IV), the Okaama of Egwenwe Community, said: “This empowerment initiative will give our women the autonomy and decision-making power they need to contribute self-sufficiently to the growth and development of our community. ”

The participation of women in various economic activities makes their upliftment a powerful strategy for economic growth. Their involvement expands the workforce and cultivates greater innovation and efficiency within the community.

Mrs. Catherine Monday Ogbofork, Women Leader of Egwenwe Community, emphasized: “Access to training tailored to the needs of women enables them to develop specialized skills. I am pleased that this program offers options that meet the preferences and goals of our women.”

Acquiring livelihood skills increases family status and unlocks entrepreneurial opportunities. Ibom Developers is committed to promoting entrepreneurship among women and supporting socio-economic empowerment in local communities.