Benin City – No fewer than 40 persons living with disabilities in Edo State has benefited from a 2–Day skill acquisition program put together by Network for the Advancement of Persons Living With Visible Disabilities (NAPVID).

The training program held between Friday 6th and 7th Saturday May in Benin city is part of the network’s ‘Project HELP’ initiative to empower special persons drawn from across Edo state.

The participants were trained in liquid soap, perfume, air freshener, detergent, vaseline and air cream production.

According to the organisers, the training was geared towards empowering persons with disabilities to be self reliant as current economic realities showed paid employment can not sustain households demands.

“We want everyone living with disabilities to be independent; and one way to do that is to empower you”, NAPVID executive director, Melody Omosar told participants during his remarks

The trainer, Obike Martha Onyedikachi charged participants to put into practice all they have learnt to enable them remain relevant in the society.

Onyedikachi who ensured trainees have a feel of the practicals during the sessions, advised them to keep all chemicals out of the reach of children and always wear protective kits during production.

A beneficiary, Ucheaga Grace expressed gratitude to the organisers, saying “the training is very educative and encouraging to us”.

Trainees were later presented with certificates.