A community with an active population empowered with one or two skills will ensure a sustained lively hood and promote economic growth. Hands-on skills are key ingredients to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in our communities. GAICAM started its skills training for the year 2019 with a three (3) day intensive technical skill acquisition training of young women and girls, aimed at enabling them to be self-employed and reliant, thereby reducing their dependency and eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in their families, communities and the nation as a whole.

 The three (3) days’ workshop took place at Chief street Bomaka, Buea, from the 27th – 29th of March, 2019.During this training, participants were practically trained by our specialized experts in various training options. On the first day, the participants went through an intense special training, with focus on Entrepreneurship talks, Business Mindset Development, Networking & idea pitching; while the rest of the days comprised of intensive sessions of practical skills development with focus on Beads & Ankara Accessories, Make-up/ facial treatment, Hair dressing/hair treatment, Tailoring/fashion designing, Shoe Designing, Graphics and Web designing.

The training started daily from 9am prompt and ended at 5pm, with a single break interval. Despite the socio-political unrest, trainings were successful, certificates awarded, and participants went back fulfilled, set for job creation (for themselves), expanding their businesses, virtually employing others, and promoting economic growth.

For more information and insight on the SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM 2019, read the complete annual report HERE

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