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Bauchi NGO Rahma, trains 1000 persons living with HIV/AIDS

By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi 
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Bauchi, Rahma Women Development Programme, has trained 1000 vulnerable women and persons living with HIV/AIDS on various skills acquisitions.
Its Executive Director, Mrs Miriam Iliya, made this known at the inauguration of Board of Trustees in Bauchi.
“We embarked on the trainings in collaboration with the support of some international partners, the training was conducted within the period of nine months.
“The NGO was committed to make the trainees to become employers of labour in the future and be self-reliance.
“The beneficiaries include the People Living with HIV/AIDs and other vulnerable women whom were trained on different skills acquisitions such as tailoring, knitting, barbing, hair-dressing saloon, pomade and soap making and baking.
“We also give counselling to (PLWHA) to let them know that being positive is not the end of their lives and also disabuse their mind on the stereotype,” she said.
She however reminded the newly inaugurated board members that they are the custodians of the NGO and always to ensure right things goes in the right direction.
Earlier speaking, Chairman Board of Directors Rahma Women Development, Alhaji Bello Inuwa, said the NGO had implemented several projects through international partners in various sectors that impact positively to the lives of people of Bauchi State.
“We carry out interventions in different various sectors such as health, education, water sanitation and hygiene, and micro finance credit facilities to women,” he said
Bello urged government at all levels to support local NGOs to improve the lives of the citizens: nothing that is only the NGOs that interact much with the grass roots people for implementation of projects.

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