IN ENUGU – APPEALS Project Trains eligible Women and Youth Beneficiaries Under The WYEP Programme


The Enugu State Coordinating Office of the APPEALS Project has commenced the training of eligible Women and Youth selected under the Project’s Women and Youth Empowerment Programme (WYEP).


So far, a total of 718 beneficiaries have been trained in the first batch. The training is being conducted in three Institutes – Sunchi Integrated Farms Limited in Emene, Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo and Master Skills Development Services Ltd, Agbani; all in Enugu State.


The trainees are engaged in an intensive 14-day on-farm and hands-on training in aquaculture, crops and poultry value chains; masterclasses in economics, business management, agriculture, business etiquette and other essentials needed for a successful entrepreneur. The trainees are aslo sensitized on key issues including the core mandate of the WYEP programme, Guidelines on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and the Project’s Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM).


Addressing the trainees, the State Project Coordinator for Enugu APPEALS – Mr. Christian Nwachukwu Odigbo, urged them to play by the rules, be focused and be good ambassadors of the Project and the State. He assured them of the commitment of the state Government and the Project to empower them to achieve the development objective of the project.


The trainees who are excited to participate in the training, expressed their appreciation to the APPEALS Project and the Enugu State Government for the opportunity to improve their livelihoods and economic status.


The two-weeks intensive residency training programme is designed to equip the beneficiaries with relevant skills along their value chains of choice, with the ultimate aim of increasing production, enhancing productivity and value addition in the targeted value chains, and to foster job creation and livelihood improvement.