Kaduna: NGO Conducts Vocational Training, Empowerment For 20 Commercial Sex Workers

Trace Reporters –A Non –governmental organization” Giving Value to women initiative of Nigeria” has trained some commercial sex-workers on various skilled acquisition programe at Sabon tasha and some part of kaduna state north western Nigeria with the aims of changing their lives for better through embracing different kind of skilled that would make them self-dependant and value their lives for better-future;

The founder of the NGO Mrs Caroline Idoko said, her organization started in 2015,which according to her, it is an organization for ladies of easy virtue I;e prostitutes ,who left their families due to some circumstances which include broken home,rape victims etc ,has for the past year sensitizing these young energetic ladies with different skills knowledge to change them for better.

Some of the skills include Beadmaking, Household cleaning agents like liquid soap, scouring powder, Carwash, Air-freshner, Bleach, Dettol, Izal, Cosmetics, Body spray, Handwash, Body lotion, hair cream, shampoo, conditioner, Hair gloss, Vaseline.

She said, I was moved to compassion when I discovered that a group of vibrant young skillful women sustain themselves through prostituting and sleeping with different men on daily basis to sustain a living.

“I started making friends with them and gradually, I got trusted by them and they accepted me and opened up”

|”I though to my self, I have skilled let me teach them and show them love”

“I have graduated 18 and next week by God willing ,I will graduate 2 and send them back home to go and stay with their friends and family and start a new life with the skills that I trains them”

Caroline added that most of the once she graduate some years back are making serious progress in their daily lives,while some are even preparing to get married and continued their lives.

The founder of the organization says, one of the biggest challenge she face is lack of fund and capital to enable her trains hundred of these young energetic ladies,in order to save them from all form of sexually transmitted diseases STD and the daily embracement, humiliation they face from Customers they mate.

“my friends and families were the only once that help me with little assistance to help them, and the aims is to change their lives from prostitution to be a better women through embracing skilled that would help them be self dependant at any were they find them serves”

The outbreak of Covid-19 and lockdown by state and federal Govt has put many of them into difficulties ,in which no organization supported them with any palliative due to lack of not recognizing them as human in the society.

Since the creation of the Ngo , there has never been any support from the state government neither any corporate organization or civil society organization that visit or support them with any materials which can be of help towards transforming these young ladies live for better.

“They are human being and they are living with us, they need our help and support to make them be a better women through embracing a skills that would make them a great women “

She then called on federal ministry of women affairs, all humanitarian organization, corporate bodies, wealthy individual, to support in- training more of these ladies with training materials ,so as to make these young energetic ladies quit prostitution and embraced skills to better their lives.

Caroline concluded by saying ,she is hoping to graduate many by nest year, but she called on support from every Nigerian

She pray that one day, there would be no women that would be prostituting risking her live sleeping with all kind of men for survival

Some of the women that received the training expressed satisfaction and pray for wealthy individual to always support an Ngo that help in transforming commercial sex workers to be a professional skilled women in the future

Some of them narrate bitter story on how they have to sleep with many men to pay house rents,

“we want to learns new skills ,to quit this ugly job”

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