Aug 30, 2021

Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking Adolescent Girls

This project is yet to start. So far, we have $50.00 donation to this project. The project cost is $35,000. Since we do not have the fund to start this project by digging our own underground tank, we started a discussion with Mr. Allan Olbur, the Director of Green Technology Global to bring our Water from Air Atmospheric Water Generator technology to Enugu to alleviate access to fresh drinking water and increase the overall health and wellness of our community..

 Their production units range from 20L per day residential to 20,000L per day industrial models with zero impact on existing water resources or the environment. According to Mr. Olbur, their fresh water quality is crisp, clean & tasty and meets or exceeds World Health Organization Standards. Below is the website for Green Technology Global.

https://www.GreenTechnologyGlobal.com

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Aug 1, 2021

Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls

Restored Solar operated Water source
Restored Solar operated Water source

May to July 2021:

 

Summary

Inwelle Centre Maid Strong Project continues to wax stronger and stronger in spite of lack of funds.

Since May 2021, we have

  • tutored  indigent girls in Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer literacy;
  • assisted our Miad Strong teenage single mothers in acquiring marketable skills and returning to school, taking  school exams that have the potential to raise  their monthly earning from $30.00 to $100.00;
  • worked diligently to change mindsets of under-aged single mothers from becoming baby factories and rehabilitating and uniting them with their families;
  • continued to provide health care information, face masks, school materials, and access to clean water to help in hygiene and sanitation;
  • started the process of registering an academy for the indigent; and
  • started a women’s progressing project to build the capacity of rural women to keep their young daughters at home, instead of trafficking them to the city centers where they are sexually exploited and where they face untold sexual and physical violence.

 

Access to Clean Water

We reported last quarter that our water pump sumo was vandalized and stolen. Being very much aware that combating the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates that people wash hands more frequently than before and that water supply is absolutely necessary, we made making our bore hole functionable again. We were able to replace our solar sumo pump through tasking ourselves to provide the N450,000.00 required to buy a new pump. We now have water. The village has water as well. The photos below show the new installations

 

Tutoring:

We continued to tutor young people, especially young girls at our satellite centres. See photos.

As we continue to tutor indigent girls, we continue to see the need for providing quality education that will level the field for these girls and curb the system that makes them graduate almost illiterates. Our biggest achievement this quarter is setting the establishing of Inwelle Centre International Academy for Girls in Motion. See our logo.

 

Fortifying the women to empower the Maid Strong Girls

We started by teaching our adult education women  rudimentary things – adult education and healthcare information. We have been teaching them arithmetic—addition, subtraction, multiplication-- to make them literate, we taught them how to write simple sentences, their names, for even though they can speak pidgin English, some of them have never written much. We also taught them the rudiments of event hosting/catering. We have taught them how to make bar and liquid soap, disinfectant, and bleach. The make these in small scale and sell to their neighbours.  Presently, our strategy is to scale up their skill level and guide them to form a formidable team, capable of becoming a moving force in the economic life of the community and other communities bothering the town. Hence we are guiding them to start a cooperative.

Activities:

  1. Twenty-five women comprising widows, single mothers, and survivors of violence against women are being organized and trained to start and register a cooperative, form a leadership structure, open an account, market their products and pay themselves salaries.
  2. By August ending, they will be trained in serious skills that will enable them generate income.
  3. We have hired a business expert to teach the women the skills needed to market, distribute, keep proper accounting method and advertise their product.
  4. Ten of the women will learn how to make soap, disinfectant, bleach, sanitizer and other products needed to keep good hygiene and to combat such pandemic as; Ten women will learn bakery, event hosting and event decoration; while Five women will learn the administrative, marketing, and account keeping for the cooperative. Once the cooperative starts running, the women will teach each other their area of capacity. In the end, all the women will know how to function in each of the areas.
  5. We will Purchase equipment for baking, event hosting, and event decoration.
Restored Sumo pump encased in concrete
Restored Sumo pump encased in concrete
Tutoring at the centre
Tutoring at the centre
Tutoring at the Centre
Tutoring at the Centre
The proposed school logo
The proposed school logo
Catch-them-Young Computer Training
Catch-them-Young Computer Training
Computer Skills Training Ozalla Ezimo
Computer Skills Training Ozalla Ezimo
Apr 5, 2021

Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking Adolescent Girls

Tutoring and Library services
Tutoring and Library services

This report period saw great success and one one sadness. Below is the report for this below.

 

In December 2020, Inwelle Study and Resource Satellite Centre at Ogidi patnered with Odida Ogidi youths to host a Jamboree during which boys and girls showcased their talents. It was an evening of dancing an joy. 

 

From January to March 2021, the Centre continued to run after school tutoring and to have the library open to the public. That meant that we had to purchase more face masks as we insisted that users of the centre must be properly masked. 

 

In March, Inwelle Centre Adult Education group were taught  Catering, event hosting, and event decoration during the International Women’s Day 2021 Entrepreneurship Workshop.

 

In  March 2021, Inwelle Centre had a bit of  sad and disturbing news. In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, Inwelle Centre provided a solar-powered source of water bore hole at Odida Ogidi. We posted the photo in jubilation that this source of water supply will help in the fight against the virus as people can now fetch water for their daily needs. Sadly, March 17 morning, we discovered that someone or some people have vandalized the bore hole and stolen the solar powered sumo water pumping machine installed. This pumping machine cost us N450,000.00 to purchase last year. Who knows how much it will cost now that the cost of everything is hitting the roof?  We wre really sad. 

 

 

They Did It!!!  Inwelle Centre Odida Ogidi Adult Education group  Skills Acquisition participants were trained from March 25 to 26, 2021to make soap, disinfectant, and  bleach. The skill acquisition programme at INWELLE SATELLITE CENTRE ODIDA OGIDI is to teach women (especially mother's) on how to produce household cleaning products with the aim of reducing high poverty rate among women in that rural area (ODIDA OGIDI). How? When they acquire the knowledge of producing disinfectant, liquid soap, bar soap and bleach, they can be self-employed and also save money used in buying those products at the market. For example, a liter of hypo bleach in the market is N800 whereas N900 can be used to produce 10 liters of bleach. Also the aim is to control the spread of germs, bacteria, found at homes, schools, markets etc and reduction of diseases and infections that are common in women and children.

 The women were educated on the need for safety wears and measure, when dealing with caustic soda and other harmful chemicals. We made sure that they understood the seriousness of adequate protection while handling chemicals. They were shown the picture of result of careless handling of the chemicals for production and were also shown some safety wears, such as nose guards, hand gloves, lab coat etc.

Since we started teaching young girls and women on production of household products in all our other centres, we have never been so fulfilled and happy the way we were when we taught ODIDA OGIDI women.

 Reasons

1)we saw in them the zeal and eagerness to learn in other to be self-employed.

2)most of the participants are young mother's and single mothers that really need those cleaning products for their families and children's proper hygiene.

3) the majority of them are unemployed because they are in rural area and some are nursing mothers.

4) they can now produce and sell the product to earn money for themselves.

 

We were so encouraged by their enthusiasm that we are planning how to help them form a cooperative so that they can start producing in big quantities and selling.This way, they become empowered to resist the enticement that makes them allow the trafficking of their young daughters or tacitly encouraging their daughters to prostitute themselves or engage in transactional sex or become baby factories. Through this cooperative, these women comprising widows, single mothers, and survivors of violence against women will be organized and trained to establish and register a cooperative, form a leadership structure, open an account, market their products and pay themselves salaries.

Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Event catering training
Our bore hole when intact
Our bore hole when intact
Our bore hole pump chamber when intact
Our bore hole pump chamber when intact
Our bore hole pump chamber looted
Our bore hole pump chamber looted
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
Teaching of Soap, Disinfectant and Bleach Making
The Skills Project Product
The Skills Project Product

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