Firms train 200 youths in Cross River

As part of the drive to create employment for the youths, Lafarge Africa and Cuso have trained 200 indigent members of Cross River communities and empowered 50 with starter packs.

The young entrepreneurs drawn from the host communities in Calabar South, Calabar Municipality, Akpabuyo and Akamkpa local government areas where Lafarge operates, were trained in various skills.

One of the beneficiaries of the Cuso/Lafarge Entrepreneurship Development Training (EDT), who spoke on behalf of the female beneficiaries, Bridget Bassey Edet, from Essien Town in Calabar Municipality, said the knowledge acquired will go a long way in helping the women entrepreneurs start off their businesses.

She said a number of them were lucky to scale through considering the sheer volume of applicants who submitted business proposals stressing that the knowledge acquired will not be a waste.

ARTICLE:  Firms train 200 youths in Cross River
The Sun
Published: July 16, 2019