Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) is a nongovernmental and non-profit organization founded by Mrs. Maryam Uwais MFR in memory of her late father, Ambassador Isa Wali.
IWEI was registered with Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, certificate no. 856560 in November, 2009.
Over the last 13 years, IWEI has implemented programs that empower women and young persons with education, skills, access to opportunities and networking.
At IWEI, education for girls is priority. Through safe spaces, girls learn basic literacy & numeracy, life skills that include knowing their rights, civic education, issues on sexual gender based violence and hygiene including menstrual hygiene, importance of nutrition. We believe in empowering communities and so train female mentors from within the girls communities thereby ensuring sustainability.