Some people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have expressed gratitude to the Lagos State Government for giving them an opportunity to learn various skills.
The government is training 98 of such people through the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation towards reducing poverty.
According to the Coordinator of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Community Department in the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando Lagos, Mr. Peter Obialor, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, the training will help them build their self esteem instead of losing it; “and they can equally be free to showcase themselves as people who can do a particular thing.”
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Happiness Chidinma, focusing on cosmetology, said, “I feel great and blessed about the training I am currently receiving, I will use the skill to establish a big firm to enable me to cater for my children.”
Another trainee, Owolabi Olabisi, an apprentice on makeup and gele, said the project was giving her the opportunity to learn the skill she had always had passion for.
“I am very happy about the scheme because makeup and Gele tying have always been what I have been trying to learn on my own.”