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NGO empowers 1,250 women on entrepreneurial skills in Bauchi

Some of the women at the event | Image: Ahmed Kaigama

‘From 2019 to 2023 FAWOYDI empowered 1250 women in leadership processes and income-generating activities, ranging from skills acquisition, animal husbandry, groundnut processing, detergent production, tailoring, bakery saloon among others’

By Ahmed Kaigama

 A non-governmental organization (NGO), Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI), in Bauchi has empowered 1,250 women with skills acquisition for self-reliance, income generating tools  between 2019 to 2023 in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of state.

Mrs Altine Bani, the programme manager, Women Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project (WVL-N) of the NGO, disclosed this in Bauchi on Wednesday.

She said that the empowerment was conducted under the Women Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project (WVL-N) with the support of Action Aid Nigeria funded by Global Affairs Canada.

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“From 2019 to 2023 FAWOYDI empowered 1250 women in leadership processes and income-generating activities, ranging from skills acquisition, animal husbandry, groundnut processing, detergent production, tailoring, bakery saloon among others.

“The WVL-N project also addresses Gender-Based Violence, enhancing women’s economic empowerment, and fostering participation of women in leadership roles across the state.

“We covered 10 communities of Alkaleri, Chinkani, Doguwa, Gar, Giade, Isawa, Gwallagan Mayaki, Isawa, Yelwan Kagadama and Yashi spanning three LGAs of Bauchi, Alkaleri and Giade,” she said.  

Bani further disclosed that the project established 15 Saving Loan Groups (SLG) in the 10 communities saving  N18,246,000.00 from 2022 to date and shared among the group-members what boosted their businesses.

The Program Manager said the project also advocates posting of female health personnel as the permanent officer-in-charge of Chikani Primary Health Care Centre for the first time.

Bani explained that the formation of Women peer education groups and the establishment of a women leadership forum were integral components of the initiative.

“Both were designed to break barriers and elevate women’s status from the grassroots to higher echelons,” she said.

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