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CITAD flags off 2nd phase of digital creativity training for 70 young women in Kano



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In an efforts to transform the life of young girls from job seekers to job creators, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), with support from Lenovo, has launched a second phase of its training program for 70 young women in Kano State.

The program, named ‘Digital Creativity and Innovation for Young Women’ (DICI-YOW), was inaugurated on Tuesday at CITAD’s Office.

During an orientation program organized for the participants, the Executive Director of CITAD Engineer Y Z Ya’u explained that the aim of the program is to empower young girls by providing them with digital skills that can help them become self-sustainable and reduce the poverty rate in the country.

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He said, the program is divided into three phases, with the first phase consisting of one month of training on basic skills, followed by two months of digital entrepreneurship skills, and finally three months dedicated to conceiving and implementing business plans/ideas.

At the conclusion of the training, the participants are expected to have developed a business plan and acquired the necessary skills to exploit business opportunities.

The executive director said, the participants will also be encouraged to register their businesses with the Corporate Affairs Commission and other regulatory agencies.

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Additionally, they will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to potential investors for funding.

The Executive Director emphasized that CITAD will provide support to participants who successfully pass a scheduled test at the end of the training.

He then urged the young girls to use the skills they acquire in a productive manner, advising them to leverage digital skills to establish their own means of livelihood and become employers of labor.

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