By Khadijah Aliyu
A young aspiring digital photographer, said her dreams of becoming a photographer were actualized through the auspices of Digital Livelihood training.
The training, organized by the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from Association for Progressive Communications (APC) was aimed at facelifting the lives of young girls in contemporary digital innovation for sustainable development.
One of the beneficiaries, Hussaina Ibrahim Hamma, made the disclosure during the closing ceremony of Digital Livelihood training, in Jama’are local government area, Bauchi state.
Hussaina explained that, she had a passion for photography, which was turned into reality by CITAD through the digital innovation program.
“I gained suitable experience during the training which drastically changed my life. I developed an interest in photography after completing the digital livelihood training”.
She highlighted that, the skills acquired during the training, would assist her in establishing and sustaining a business enterprise, particularly in the area of digital technology to become self reliant.And promised to make judicious use of the knowledge gained in promoting her career.
“Now I don’t have any ambition other than to become a professional digital photographer in my life”.
The Digital Livelihood is a four-monthly program that took place atn Jama’are and Itas Local governments areas of Bauchi State which focused attention on training females on digital technology and digital entrepreneurship in northern Nigeria.
The program equipped young girls and women with the basic knowledge of technology, enterepreneurship skills, information and communication technology (ICT), to make them self-reliant, and useful to themselves and employers of labor.