The Akwa Ibom State Agency for the Control of AIDS (AK-SACA), said it has trained eighty-five orphans and vulnerable children in various skills for sustainable living.
AK-SACA Programme Manager, Dr. Nkereuwem Etuk, made this known in Uyo, the state capital at the meeting of the state working technical group on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and AIDS (PMTCT).
At the meeting, during the week, Etuk said the training was in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, adding that the beneficiaries were trained on skills such as hairdressing, fashion design and catering.
He said that the training was supported by the World Bank and the trainees would be equipped with starter packs at the end of the exercise in February.
Etuk added that AK-SACA had formed eight youth-friendly clubs in collaboration with the state Ministry of Youth and Sport on how to stay safe from HIV and AIDS infection.