By Olatunji Omirin, Maiduguri
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development has empowered 40 victims of early forced marriage, mothers of invisible children and other victims of Boko haram insurgency in Borno State.
Executive Director, Allamin Foundation Hamsatu Allamin made this known during the presentation of certificate and cash support to victim of early forced marriage and mothers of invisible children held in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
She said the beneficiaries received training include psychosocial support, trauma management, confidence building and self esteem as well as religious message.
At a presentation, she called on the beneficiaries to make good use of the starter-packs in order to regain their means of livelihood.
“I want to use this opportunity to call on you to make judicious use of the skills given to you to assist your families. We presented certificates to 40 of them today.
“You have received the training on livelihood skills include tailoring, cosmetology, Izal, liquid soaps, vaseline, pomade and dettol. We want to inform you that, those who maintain them very well, reward will follow” he said.
She further said, mechanisms have been put in place to monitor all the starter packs given out and anyone found selling them will be arrested by the security agents.
Some beneficiaries, Hassan Ali and Lilian Bitrus who are both women thanked the NGO for coming to their aid, saying the gesture will help in putting food on their table and also pay their school fees.