Action against gender based violence!

Action against gender based violence!

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Gender based violence is an infringement, especially on the human rights of women and girls and we must work together to end it. While we continue to lend our voice to raise awareness on the dangers on FGM, child marriage and other harmful traditions, it is important to empower and embolden girls to speak out, and talk about the violence they face.

Gender-based violence bring about many undesirable consequences. Let’s stop the scourge!

We join other organizations like Global Youth Mobilization, Society For Improvement Of Rural People, UNFPA NIGERIA etcetera, and we reaffirm our commitment to ending this menace.

Tackling the effects of school disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a way of advancing gender equality.

Tackling the effects of school disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a way of advancing gender equality.

Leaders, says John C. Maxwell, are not made in times of crises, they are revealed. The covid-19 pandemic exposed deep-seated inequalities in our systems, and the vulnerabilities of women, girls, children and people living disabilities in most rural communities. The pandemic brought about devastating economic and social crises in many communities.

However, many funders and organizations are responding in the most effective ways to help people and communities build back and become better.

Currently, as a youth-led organization and with the support from Global Youth Mobilization (GYM), we are providing solutions in response to the challenges occasioned by the global pandemic.

Through the ‘Gen S’ (Generation Skilled) project, we are providing rural girls in Edem-Ani community, Enugu state with education support and micro-business training as an economic pathway to support themselves and their families, thereby strengthening their resilience against crises.

Marginalized communities are naturally encumbered with many challenges and these were exacerbated by the pandemic. But we are rising above this challenge! Working with GYM, we’re implementing solutions to cushion the impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable groups and communities. Studies show that the pandemic had a lot of negative impacts on literacy and economics across this demography, largely because school’s disruption.

With the ‘Gen S’ project, we are currently training our beneficiaries on targeted subjects and vocational skills; to improve their literacy and economic life. We’re working with experienced teachers and entrepreneurs to facilitate classes on cake baking, shoe making, bag making, English, Mathematics etc.

So far with this project, we’ve been able to train about 25 women and girls on the above-mentioned vocational skills! We hope to achieve more in the coming months.

We are committed to impacting rural lives through our projects, interventions and innovative solutions, one community at a time!

Supporting young people’s education dream

Supporting young people’s education dream

For many rural youths, there is a burning desire to go to obtain university education and reach the stars their dreams. But more often than not, it remains only but dreams. So, you find bright potentials go dim, and in many cases, die away. Poverty is a major education barrier in rural communities. But that is where we find opportunity to make impact.

We believe rural youths must be encouraged to further their education and attain their dreams; we provide strategic support to enable them access education, as a way of reducing inequalities.

Earlier in May, we empowered 300 rural youths (males & females) willing to further their education to the university by purchasing 300 Jamb registration forms worth 1.4 million. The pictures above show the Jamb candidates gather to receive recommended Jamb texts and CDs.

We believe that education is central to development and to the improvement of the lives of rural youths. We are preparing a people for the future. As Mitchelle Obama rightly observed, “The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table… all of that starts with education.” We must all support education at all levels.

Education goes beyond shaping us as individuals and enhancing our perspectives—it helps us handle problematic situations better. With educated opinions, we can support each other and make decisions that help establish a positive change in our communities; we can promote equality and increase our country’s economy.

Supporting education is our opportunity to beat down crime, violence and promote justice. Above all, it is the most strategic way to reduce poverty and increase income opportunities.

Action Against Covid-19 Resurgence

Action Against Covid-19 Resurgence

The Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic proved great intrusion in our lives. No one saw it coming. Nothing prepared us. The pandemic has proven to be one of the world’s tragic experience, humbling nations and crippling economies. Somehow, the has helped us to look deeper into our lives; to see how frail, inefficient and vulnerable our systems are. It exposed deep-seated inequalities in many systems of the world. As the world continues to recover from the tragedy, a few organizations and agencies have been supporting local efforts to build against a possible resurgence of the deadly virus. One of our partners, Shareyouself.org supported our Building Against Covid-19 Comeback project, sensitizing rural health workers on adoption and dissemination of appropriate preventive behaviors and practices. The project also supported targeted rural health facilities with some personal protective equipment and wash facilities.