Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos State Chapter, has begun a two-week free virtual skill acquisition trainings for its female members.
The Chairperson, Mrs Adeola Ekine, said that the trainings were organised to empower members in a bid to alleviate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their finances.
“A lot of organisations are downsizing while some media houses are owing staff salaries for many months.
“Having an alternative source of income will go a long way in mitigating the economic impact of the pandemic,” She said.
Ekine explained that the virtual training fixed for July 13 to July 25 would feature different categories of trainings such as: Tying of Gele (head gear), Make-up, hair fascinator, making of turban, nose masks and beads.
According to Ekine, the association opted for the virtual trainings in adherence to the social distancing order of the state government.
The chairperson named the facilitators for the trainings as: Mrs Oluwatoyin Yusuf, Creative Director, Beadwall Version; Mrs Motunolani Adekunle, Creative Director, Mo ‘Belleza’; and Mrs Tosin Fagbenro, Creative Director of Neat Buttons.
“Each category of the trainings will feature 20 participants so as to allow room for better learning and practice.
“The association intends to assist her members to source for other means of income,’’ she said.
Ekine impelled the participants to put in their efforts toward acquiring the skills.
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