Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has embarked on the training of 52 women to acquire basic literacy Education programme.
It inaugurated the N3 million Women Literacy Centre in Dausayi village, Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano to teach the less privileged women how to read and write.
The Chief Executive Officer of KEDCO, Dr. Jamil Gwamna said “establishing the centre is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the society by sponsoring women basic education at the grassroots level.”
“We are doing this because when you educate a women you educate a whole family,” Gwamna explained.
Exposure to education
According to him, the first phase of the continuous project will admit 52 women, provide them with basic writing materials and text books and teachers who have been scheduled to groom them for six months before admitting a fresh batch.
The company also donated thousands of treated mosquito nets to some villages during the World Malaria Day.
The Village head said the community appreciated the gesture which was bound to change the way homes were being managed due to improved livelihood within families due to exposure to education.
He added that the programme would show to the villagers that the electricity bills they have been paying was not in vain as they have started reaping other benefits beyond only electricity supply.