MasterCard to train 1,500 Nigerian female entrepreneurs

Nigeria’s Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) in partnership with MasterCard is organising technology training for 1,500 female entrepreneurs from the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.

YTF said it would be enlisting females from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Imo, Ondo, Rivers and Edo for the training.

In addition to provision of tech skills, the women will also receive skills-enhancement training, business management and capacity building skills that will deepen their access to finance.

“Participants will undergo 10 hours of classroom and online training as well as networking events designed to allow for exchange of experiences among fellow entrepreneurs. Participants will receive SMS-based messages twice a week with information ranging from business basics, tools, leadership, money management, sales and marketing as well as banking and credit,” it said in a statement.

Executive director of YTF Njideka Harry said: “We are keen on harnessing the power of technology to transform the lives of disadvantaged people and communities in developing countries. We are very happy to partner with MasterCard in Nigeria to provide female entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta region with practical tools that will bring transformation to their businesses, and by extension enhance their lives as well.”

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