The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) on Friday empowered 50 women with laptops to improve their practice and knowledge of Information Technology.
The Director-General of the centre, Mrs Mary Ekpere-Eta, disclosed this at the closing ceremony of a five-day training for the visually impaired persons and project management training for female entrepreneurs in Abuja.
“I urged you all to practice what you have learned and to share this knowledge with others in your zones because knowledge shared is knowledge gained.
“We will continue to encourage the youths and women, who form more than 75 per cent of the nation’s population to harness the power of ICT so that they can substantively participate in and benefit from informative revolution,” she said.
Ekpere-Eta said ICT training for the blind was designed to exposed them to various ways ICT could help them become self-reliant and productive.
She said the training for female entrepreneurs was designed to enable them understand the use of software projects management application to manage project’s task and schedules.
She said the training was to enable them contribute their quota to the economic growth and development of the country.
The Vice-President of the Association of the Blind, Mrs Calister Ugwuaneka commended the effort of government to empower the visual impaired women.
A representative of the visually impaired, Mrs Catherine Odozor also called on the centre to increase the number of participants.
Women from some organisations in some part of the country took part in the five-day training for Blind Women and Female Entrepreneurs.