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Foundation trains 100 women on ICT skills

By Cleopatra Eki   |   21 June 2016   |   1:00 am
Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, executive coordinator of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) with the widows.

Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, executive coordinator of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) with the widows.

As parts of efforts targeted at making the women folk contribute significantly to nation building, a Non-Governmental Otganisation, Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation [AAAF] has trained about 100 women on latest Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.

The one-dat training, offered among others, digital marketing, computer awareness, Microsoft appreciation, on-line businesses and use of social media such as face book, Skye, Instagram, and Whazapp among others.

Executive Coordinator, AAAF, Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, while addressing the women and members of Sola Olagunju foundation[ Ibadan], on the theme: “Parity through ICT“ held at the Digital Bridge Institute, NITEL Oshodi Lagos, disclosed that in line with the global standard and for them to be at par with the foreign women folks, the foundation has empowered them on ICT training to mark the unique day.


According to her, the ICT is a huge job and wealth creators, which everybody should embrace “Since the world is now a global village, ICT is knowledge based, everybody needs to access to ICT skills; people can communicate with other people through the internet. They can also putting their businesses on- line, which is a huge money-venture. She believed that after the training and with constant practice. The trainees could use the social media adequately; they also could observe or monitor their children’s unholy activities on the Internet..

She observed that in politics and governance, women have low representations especially in various Houses of Assemblies and in other areas which have affected decision- taking and policies on women’s issues so they should wake up to their responsibilities ,give women social ; economic and leadership skills which gives opportunities.

Artificial things that can cause division, tribalism, religions and ethnicity be should be avoid Some women in the Diaspora, Mrs. Grace Alexander [UK] and Dr. Yetunde Folajimi [USA] who spoke through Skye, encouraged the women at the” International Women’s Day” to take their positions in nation development, improve on their mind-sets and add value to the Society.

Chief Executive Officer Ayosat Ventures Limited, Mrs. Sola Soile, charged the women to imbibe good morals, family values and proper home – training to children and wards so that they do not become street orchids or miscreants in our country. She observed that women’s role is no longer ends in kitchen but goes beyond these activities , today’s woman has role in businesses, politics, management, Civil Service, agriculture among other professions . She also urged the government to use the recovered looted funds from corruption officials to develop huge farmlands for miscreants to farm on and be better citizens and make a living.

Madam Treasures Uchegubu, a IT trainer urged the trainees to use their IT skills businesses and be versatile and innovative and charged them to network as a group not only as an individual to meet goals and dreams.




  • This is a great idea. Hopefully there will be many more opportunities for women in ICT in the future.

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