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BACCOT Training for 50 Women Offers Skills-Acquisition and Encouragement Despite Security Challenges

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All glory and honor to the Almighty God for allowing us to conduct the training despite the security challenges in most of our communities. On Thursday, the 4th of July, seventeen refugees from the Anglophone region of Cameroon attended the skill acquisition training. These women were displaced by the ongoing civil unrest in the Republic of Cameroon. They moved over to Nigeria with the hope of meeting their basic needs. Unfortunately, the situation in Northern Nigeria is any better.  The training started with an exhortation from the Scriptures and words of encouragement. Our participants were trained to make hair cream, air freshener, and disinfectant. At the end of the training, participants received a pack of each of the materials as part of startup capital.  With this training, we have successfully met the target of providing skill acquisition for 50 women. Here's a breakdown of the entire training: 1. February 8th -9th. Vegetable farming (15 participants) 2. April 1…

Update: Women Empowerment Training II

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All glory to the King eternal, the immortal God who has given us the grace to be of help to our displaced sisters and mothers from Southern Cameroon.

For quite a while now the agitation for self-rule by the Anglophone region of Cameroon has brought untold hardship to the people especially women and children. 23 of these women who are currently taking refuge in Gembu, my former mission were brought together to learn the skill of soap making and petroleum jelly and most importantly, given materials to jump-start their business.
With this training and the one of February, we have empowered 38 women. We have 12 more women to empower so as to hit our 50 women mark for this project.  These women would continue to make and sell their products while in Nigeria. There's no way I could have been of any use to them without your generous giving and prayers.
PRAYER POINTS/THANKSGIVING i. Join us thank God for making the two batches of 2019 training possible ii. Ask God to give us rai…

Vegetable Farming Update and Training for Women

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The good news: we had 15 women trained on how to grow various types of local vegetables. As part of sustainability, each person was given fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide, seeds, and container.  The training commenced with words of exhortation from Rev. Chigia our field officer. Thereafter, we had some interactions on the benefits of growing vegetables with an emphasis on sustainability. Our training ended up with farm practicals. Of particular interest was a 17-year-old mother. Judith dropped out of school after she discovered she was pregnant at 15 plus. Unfortunately, the boy who was responsible for the pregnancy abandoned Judith and her aged grandmother without any help. Judith started doing some menial jobs to care for herself, grandmother and son (Destiny) who is now a year and 10 months old. Judith told us of her desire to sell snakes. God willing, Judith will come and stay at our home for some days. Helen and I will counsel and disciple her. And most important…

Current Project Plan and Schedule for 2019

Project Schedule for 2019:
a. Sensitization and mobilization for training: About 1st week of March 2019
b. Identification and selection process: 3 rd week of March 2019
c. Batch 1 training: 2nd week of September 2019
d. Batch 2 training: 2nd week of October 2019
e. Batch 3 training: 2nd week of November 2019