Wema Bank Plc says it has, in partnership with SheCan Nigeria, empowered 1,000 women through a skills acquisition programme in order to help women achieve their personal and business potential.
To further help women realise their personal and business potentials, Wema Bank Plc again partnered with SheCan Nigeria on a Skills Acquisition Program at Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.
According to a statement by the bank, the programme was held on Wednesday following the SheCan Conference 2021 held in Lagos.
The Head of Gender Banking, Abiola Nejo, said, “A major takeaway from the programme was to help every woman realise that she can do more irrespective of her background, gender, education, and career.
“Wema Bank will continually partner with women-focused initiatives like SheCan Nigeria to empower adolescent girls and women through strategic training, mentoring, counselling, skills acquisition and community empowerment programmes.”
The statement said the programme had 1,000 women benefit from vocational training exercises designed to equip them with basic skills that could help boost their financial status.
The Skills Acquisition Program, which kicked off on 18 August 2021, came immediately after the SheCan Conference 2021 at Muson Centre Lagos themed “SheCan Do More”.
The program saw over 1,000 women benefit from vocational training exercises designed to equip them with basic skills that could help boost their financial status.
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The skills acquisition training included general classes on Business Empowerment, Digital Marketing, Advantages of Effective Marketing, Networking and Product Promotion, to mention a few.
There were also Group Classes that catered to the various entrepreneurial skills. The training included lessons on Waste to Wealth, Bead Making, Hair/Wig Making, Hat Making, Make-up, Catering with a focus on Pastries/Baking. There were also classes in Antiseptic, Petroleum Jelly and Insecticide, production and Olive oil, shampoo, Liquid toilet soap, Air freshener making.
Among the dignitaries at the program were the Keegbo Atikori of Ijebu, Igbo, Alayeluwa Oba Ibitoye Solaja, the Chairman Ijebu North Local Government, Honorable Omobolaji Odusanya among others.