NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT, ABUJA
Tafawa Balewa Way, Central Business District, Abuja
 

TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT OF FEMALE ARTISANS

 

TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT OF FEMALE ARTISANS

INTRODUCTION

The 2012 National Baseline youth Survey Report released in December 2013 by the National Bureau of statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the federal ministry of youths development showed that the population of youths aged between 15 and 35 years in Nigeria is estimated to be 64 million, while females are more than males in all age groups.


The Report also revealed that 54 percent of Nigeria youths were unemployed in 2012. Of this, the report stated that the female percentage stood at 51.9 percent compared to their male counterpart with 48.1 percent being unemployed.
Going further, the report revealed that “out of the group of married youths, 68 percent were females, while 32 percent were males, the rate of divorce and widowhood was high among the female youth with 70.9 and 71.8 per cent respectively, while 38.5 per cent females were never married.”

JUSTIFICATION

As an agency which represents a rich endowment by Nigeria women for the practical manifestation for women and young girls’ emancipation through education, self-achievement and mobilization, the NCWD has designed a robust training programme which recognizes the changing needs of women and young girls from the traditional vocational programmes to the male dominated sphere to make them truly self-reliant after the completion of the project.


The programme recognizes the goal of job creation and wealth generation of the present administration to provide skilled workforce for the Nigerian construction industry under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

PROGRAMME FOCUS
The programme therefore focuses on empowering female youth under its FEET programme through the training in small-scale non-traditional household economic activities, while recognizing the importance of female involvement in community peace building initiatives.

The idea is to empower female youth as skilled workers who will have a competitive edge over their male counterparts. Through this, provide the driving force to help these young women to start small-scale economic activities that are effective in absorbing the female workforce in these communities.

GOAL OF THE PROJECT

The goal of this project is to launch a model programme that will train a new generation of skilled female artisans in plumbing and piping, carpentry and joinery, masonry and tiling repairs of generating sets and repairs of air conditions for the Nigerian construction industry.

OBJECTIVES

In view of the foregoing, the objectives of the programme are to:
Identify young prospective female artisans, who could be collectively or selectively engaged as a role models/agents of change in the construction industry;

Build the self-esteem of beneficiaries of the identified beneficiaries to be able to carry out the outcome of the training;
Build the capacity of the female beneficiaries in financial knowledge and business skills;
Build a network of young female artisans, who will in turn create access to an affordable and excellent work force in the Nigerian construction industry

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES  

Identify, train and empower 10 young females in artisans in plumbing and piping,
Identify, train and empower 10 young females in carpentry and joinery,
Identify, train and empower 10 young females in masonry and tiling,
Identify, train and empower 10 young females in repairs of generating sets.
Identify, train and empower 10 young females in repairs of air conditioners

EXPECTED OUTCOME

At the end of the training, it is expected that participants would have achieved level one in the identified skills to be able to:
Break the cycle of stereotype around the ability of females to do well in non-traditional trades;
Become agents of change in their respective communities;
Be empowered to install and maintain and carry out basic plumbing activities;
Carry out floor and wall tiling;
Carry out generating set repairs
Carry out AC repairs/fixing;
Develop attitudinal change to work ethics;
Ability to do quality assurance of materials (QA)

PROJECT OUTLINE

Beneficiaries’ identification through placement of call for participation in the newspaper and the social media
Training of beneficiaries
Provision/Distribution of starter kits and seed grant to beneficiaries

COURSE-PLUMBING/TILING LEVEL ONE

Each aspect involves practical competence. The Courses include:
The purpose for work;
Workshop safety;
Tools and equipment;
Plumbing and pipe fitting;
Materials (Fake versus Real);
Sanitation and Drainage

COURSE-TILING & MASONRY LEVEL ONE

Each aspect involves practical competence. The Coursesinclude:
The purpose for work;
Work safety;
Tools and Equipment;
Tiling: (Tile layout and Fitting);
Materials (Fake versus Real)

COURSE-AC REPAIRS/FIXING LEVEL ONE
Each aspect involves practical competence. The Courses include:
The purpose for the work;
Workshop safety;
Tools and Equipment;
Air conditioner: (parts, repairs/fixing);
Materials (Fake versus Real)

COURSE- GENERATING SET REPAIRS/FIXING LEVEL ONE
Each aspect involves practical competence. The Courses include:
The purpose for work;
Workshop safety;
Tools and Equipment;
Generating set: (Parts, repairs/fixing);
Materials (Fake versus Real)

MONITORING & EVALUATION

Before the start of the programme, each participant would be expected to fill an evaluation form to determine their level of preparedness to participate in the programme as well as determine what added advantage they intend to bring to the programme and take back at the end of the training.
To ensure that the NCWD is able to track the progress made by the beneficiaries, there would monitoring of the beneficiaries at least twice a year and regularly engagement through the new media.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Participants should have basic literacy skills.
Young unemployed girls, willing to make a career in any of the fields listed should apply
The training will be residential. Transport will be paid by road.


  

 



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