Archives for Economic Empowerment

Supporting Girls Education

IWEI has received funding (CAD $44,336 (Forty Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty Six Canadian Dollars) from the Government of Canada under its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program to carryout a 10 week project titled Supporting Girls Education. The project will be implemented in 2 local government areas (Ajingi and Bichi) of Kano State. The purpose of the project is to improve quality and access of girls to education by providing a conducive learning environment through increased capacity of teachers, leadership training for girls, and improved sanitary facilities (toilets) in 1 primary school 2 secondary schools for girls.
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Education & Economic Empowerment

Educating and economically empowering women means they are able to contribute greatly to their families, villages and nations. In Nigeria, over 70 percent of the population live below the poverty line on less than $1 a day, with 52 percent of rural women living below the poverty line,women constitute the majority of the poor, the unemployed, and the socially disadvantaged” (Ode Ojukwu,2007). To be able to read and write is to be empowered. The African saying “Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman and you educate a society
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