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Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women

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Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women
Educate, Equip and Empower 230 Girls and Women

EWEI Online, our online community for horizontal learning, exchange and mentorship, has in the last quarter:

  • Was part of International Women's Day on 7 March 2020. This year’s theme ''Each for Equal'' was celebrated with over 150 women and girls in participation. It featured lectures by experts on "Waste to wealth Management', 'Security tips', 'Training on Information Technology', and a gallery show of 150 prominent and Influential women from Nigeria. During the event, we were able to register new participants to the platform.
  • Posted and engaged members daily in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Post have focused mainly on enlightening members about the facts and myths of the corona virus.

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EWEI Online, our online community for horizontal learning, exchange and mentorship, has in the last quarter:

  • Marked one Observance Day: The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; “16 Days of Activism”), in which discussions featured 6 unique responses, 5 stories and 1 challenge across 2 countries on the platform. Since survivors of different forms of violence hardly speak out about their experiences, EWEI online encouraged all the members to share their different experiences of Gender-based violence (GBV) on the platform.
  • Shared 2 global funding opportunities for members. These opportunities were aimed at fostering members professional development, empowerment, grass root Impact and women leadership. 

During the quarter, membership rose from 128 to 136 members, a 5.9% increase.  Despite this online participation on the platform still remains a major challenge largely influenced by difficulties with the application which has been observed to be not as user-friendly as required data consuming and device selective.

In the buildup to International Women’s Day (8 March 2020), EWEI Online will be migrating to a more user friendly and generally accepted application. 

The day will be marked with at least 80 women in attendance who will be required to join EWEI Online. This will boost engagement and participation. In addition, more hangouts at venues where participants can be provided free Wi-Fi services will be organised. 

Thank you for all your support!


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EWEI Online, our online community for horizontal learning, exchange and mentorship, has in the last quarter, featured 7 unique topics and 203 unique responses from 2 countries on the platform. Topics discussed include; Charity, Suicide, Positive Youth Development and Climate Action for Peace to mark the International Peace Day 2019.

The platform also shared 9 global funding and fellowship opportunities for members. These opportunities were aimed at fostering members professional development, empowerment, grassroot Impact and women leadership.

The first live chat for the quarter was held on 21 September 2019 with Gloria Kasang, an environmentalist with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Resource Management, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, and a Masters in Renewable Energy. Gloria is a Climate Reality Leader trained by Climate Reality Leadership Corps under the tutorship of the former Vice President of America, Al Gore, and the team lead for Citizen’s Climate Lobby International in Kaduna State. She hosted the live chat on the topic” Climate Action for Peace’’ to mark the International Peace Day 2019.

The second live chat for the quarter was held on 29 November 2019. Our guest mentor was Barrister Hajara Jibrin Abubakar, a member of Advocate Sans Frontiers; an International NGO active in human rights and development, the Nigerian Bar Association and a seasoned professional in her field. She has developed an urge to fight against the culture of silence ravaging Nigerian youth, and hosted the chat on the topic “Rape in the eyes of the Law.”

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The Educate, Equip & Empower (EEE) Project is designed to tackle poverty; retention, enrollment and completion of girl child education; enable networking and mentoring between female students and women professionals around the world; and provide access to opportunities for women and girls in northern Nigeria. No additional funds were raised in the period of this report and so previous funding was utlised to support EWEI Online.

 EWEI Online, an online platform for horizontal learning, exchange and mentorship among women, hosted three live session mentors and discussed 15 unique topics between June and August 2019. Topics included food safety, skills, conflict related sexual violence, breastfeeding; observance days like World Blood Donor Day, Humanitarian Day and World Youth Day. The platform also shared various global funding and fellowship opportunities that could benefit members.

 In June the live chat featured discussions on ‘Women in male-dominated occupations’ and was hosted by ASC1 Bridget Ogugua an Assistant Superintendent of Corps in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps. In July, the live online chat was centered on ‘’Learning as a means to developing skills’’ hosted by Shakira Alaga a communication strategist and co-founder of Ecospace in Kaduna State. For August 2019, a discussion on ‘Humanitarian Aid’ was hosted by Semira Tosin Agabu, a Humanitarian Aid Worker based in Nigeria. In addition, several outreaches and hangouts were carried out to boost participation on EWEI Online. This resulted in an increase of participants from 58 to 150 members.

Challenge:From inception, EWEI Online has been faced with the challenge of low online participation which is one of the major behavioural issues the project aims to address.

Mitigation: Certain activities like outreaches, hangouts and giving out of freebies, has made for a slight increase in participation on the platform. With more funding, it is expected that the project would be more far-reaching and have more impact.

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A continuous push for EWEI Online has been the focus of Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI) due to inefficient funds to boost the EEE project. The EWEI Online platform hosts mentors from around the world who facilitate discussions on topics that are educative and informative. EWEI Online also engages participants in fun activities like teasers, fun facts and quizzes.

Activities on EWEI Online fully resumed on 8 March 2019, with the topic ‘International Women’s Day: Balance for Better’ to kick-start interactions on the group. From March to May, a total of 25 unique topics have been discussed including Cancer, Malaria, Stereotypes, Mental Health, just to name a few. The platform has hosted two mentors for live chat sessions.

On 25 April 2019 the very first live chat on Slack was held. Dr. Kudirat Faro Adeniji, a doctor with over 10 years’ experience in the clinical practice of tropical medicine. She led the interesting discussions on the topic, ‘Malaria’. The second live chat was held on 23 May 2019. Mary Bassi, an M.Pharmacy student in the United Kingdom, and a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) enthusiast for young people and women, hosted the live chat on the topic ‘Obstetric Fistula.’ 


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Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative

Location: Kaduna - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
Safiya Ibn Garba
Kaduna, Kaduna Nigeria
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