Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
epivir hbv cheap tadalafil dosierung To bridge the huge gap between the ratio of men to women in technology, two Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Assisting, Caring and Empowering (ACE) Charity Foundation in partnership with The Future is Her have concluded plans to train four women between the ages of 18 and 23 to code.
Kiki James, Founder of the Foundation said the initiative is aimed at empowering technology savvy women with the 21st century skill necessary for them to compete with their male counterparts in technology.
According to her, “after their three months training the ladies will be better equipped and exposed to the best job opportunities in technology. This means they do not only have their foot in the door, but they will also give way to others like them who may lack the opportunity to make their dreams a reality.”
She explained that training starts in January 2018 and will last for three months, adding that at the end of the training, the ladies will be gifted with new laptops as well as a certificate of participation.
James recalled that ACE successfully conducted two free medical outreaches in Piyanko this year, stressing that the community is a small deprived village on the outskirts of Abuja which is home to about 1000 indigenes.
She noted: “The project sought to provide free medical consultation and care, tailored to the needs of the inhabitants of Piyanko village. Our dedicated team of volunteer medical doctors, pharmacists, midwives, nurses and ophthalmologists were very pivotal to the success of the 2 outreaches carried out this year.
“The first outreach was a general medical outreach to diagnose and treat basic ailments as well as refer cases that need more specialised care to the nearest hospital.
“The second outreach was specifically to treat skin infections that were very common among children in Piyanko village.
“The outreach was successful. A total of 78 people were treated, the most common ailments were skin diseases, fungi infections, allergies, respiratory infections, and dehydration.
“One patient was diagnosed with a severe liver condition. He was referred to a hospital and treatment began immediately. The cost of this was also covered by ACE Charity,” James said.