Kaduna State is the third largest populated (2006 census) with over 6Million people. Fifty Six percent are young adults mostly underemployed and unemployed. Development and Peace Initiative had taken deliberate steps to contribute to the SDGs No 8.3 that “promote development –oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage formalisation and growth of micro small and medium enterprises including access to financial services”.
And this has become a yearly programme of building the capacities of women, men, young and adults in ensuring jobs and wealth that are created toreduce poverty and hunger. Poultry and Fish farming, Welding, Carpentry and wood work, Beads Making, Hair Dressing, Sewing and Fashion Design, Satellite and Dish Installations, Knitting, Soap and Cosmetology, Make-up, Catering and Decoration are the different skills being impacted to our teaming young adults across the archdiocese of Kaduna and its environs. A total of 2, 546 were trained as at 2016 batch while the 2017/2018 batchthat started in July, 2017 is now on-going.
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