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The Women Farmers Advancement Networks (WOFAN) has launched Women and Youths Skills Acquisition Center in July 2015 at Panshekara, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state.
The center located close to Panshekara Primary School, will serve the following areas:
Youth Awareness– the center includes Panshekara MAFITA Youths Awareness Team which will target the general public especially the young in raising their awareness on tackling unemployment by encouraging them on Skill acquisition and training, goal setting and entrepreneurship. MAFITA is Hausa word which means WAY OUT.
Food processing– Women in Food processing is another service in the Center which is about using local ingredients and materials to make other forms of food and beverages. The aim is to raise income among women.
Bread Baking– for women too. Though it is part of food processing, however, the center goes further by providing baking tips and ideas and basic techniques in baking of bread, pie, pizza and cakes. The aim is to reduce unemployment rate among the women.
Knitting and Tailoring– This section covers both Women and youths. The center has knitting and tailoring machines in place and provides free skills in designing dresses for children, adults and women in addition to dress making, needlework, textiles and crafts.
Event management – The center provides basic skills and knowledge on event management such as wedding, conference, seminars.
Borehole maintenance– the center trains youth and how repair boreholes with required tools provided by the center.
Literacy Programme. The programme is to ensure that participants acquired literacy and numeracy skills.
Continuing Education programme. This is to upgrade skills and training for both youths and women by holding classes, workshops, lectures and seminars to support the public interest in recreation and further learning.
Recently the center has graduated large number of youths and women in the areas mentioned above. The pictures are shown below: The training is to continue with new participants at interval of time.
WOMEN FARMERS ADVANCEMENT NETWORK.