Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually

by NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT
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Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually
Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually
Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually
Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually
Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually
Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually
Empowering 200 Girl Leaders in Nigeria annually

Project Report | Jul 10, 2023
Empowering Future Female Leaders through Engaging Events at Elara Study Centre.

By Chinwe Ofudi and Chinwe Obi | Project Manager and Project Coordinator

Introduction: In our pursuit of nurturing responsible female leaders capable of making informed decisions for the betterment of society and the environment, Elara Study Centre organised a series of events tailored for our girls. This report highlights three significant activities: A Cookery class for Girls, Seminar on Gender and Identity, and Solidarity through Service to Poor Communities/STARS.

Cookery Class for Girls: The cookery class aimed to instill fundamental cooking concepts and life skills in younger girls while fostering a passion for cooking and promoting healthy eating habits. The objective was to empower the girls to prepare delicious and nutritious meals, appreciate food beyond consumption, and develop an understanding of food sustainability, waste reduction, and environmental impact. Through exposure to diverse cuisines, cultural diversity and respect were encouraged. The activity was engaging, interactive, and designed to cultivate a lifelong appreciation for culinary arts.

Seminar on Gender and Identity: Understanding the significance of gender identity in today's complex world, Elara Study Centre organised a seminar to promote informed discussions among teenagers. The seminar provided a safe and open space for participants to learn, share perspectives, and engage in dialogue on this sensitive topic. With the objective of dispelling misconceptions and fostering unity, the seminar facilitated accurate information dissemination, addressing common concerns, and encouraging respectful dialogue. The event had over 100 participants and was facilitated by a professional expert.

Solidarity: In an effort to continue their humanitarian endeavours, Elara girls visited three underprivileged communities in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. The girls provided gift items to children and families in these communities, engaging them in educational board games and strategic activities. Moreover, the girls utilized their leadership skills acquired from the STAR's Program to teach school subjects to the children. This solidarity activity enabled the girls to practice empathy, compassion, and leadership while making a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate.

STARS (Students Taking Active Responsibility in Society) Conference: The Solidarity Workshop at Elara Study Centre aimed to foster a sense of unity, support, and empathy among the students. The session focused on building a strong foundation of solidarity and encouraging girls to embrace diversity, empower one another, and work together to create a positive and inclusive environment. The key objectives of the workshop were as follows:

a) Promote awareness and understanding of the concept of solidarity.

b) Encourage empathy and compassion among the participants.

c) Discuss the importance of diversity and inclusivity.

d) Provide practical strategies to support and uplift fellow students.

e) Foster a sense of community and cooperation.

The Solidarity Workshop proved to be a valuable opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of solidarity and strengthen their sense of community. By encouraging empathy, embracing diversity, and providing practical tools for support, the session empowered the participants to actively contribute to a more inclusive and supportive community and neighbourhood.

Conclusion: The events organised at Elara Study Centre for the girls were aimed at empowering them with essential life skills, fostering understanding on sensitive topics, and encouraging social responsibility. These events collectively contribute to the holistic development of the girls, equipping them with the necessary tools to become future leaders capable of active communication, conflict resolution, and creating a safe space for open dialogue.

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NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT

Location: LAGOS - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
CHINWE OFUDI
LAGOS , LAGOS Nigeria
$30,224 raised of $1,000,000 goal
 
281 donations
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