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Empower Victims of Boko Haram Violence In Nigeria

by Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa
Empower Victims of Boko Haram Violence In Nigeria
Empower Victims of Boko Haram Violence In Nigeria
Empower Victims of Boko Haram Violence In Nigeria
Empower Victims of Boko Haram Violence In Nigeria
Some project recipients and community members
Some project recipients and community members

In addition to our earlier report, we are happy to announce that 15 of the project recipients that are presently in tailoring school will be graduating in January/February 2019 and will be setting up their own tailoring businesses. This means we will also be accepting more recipients into the tailoring school in February 2019. We also intend to start the cattle rearing training/business for some of the women at the begining of 2019.

We could not have reached this stage of the project without your generous donations! Again, these activities moving forward will require more funding and it will be helpful if you can help donate and spread this message to likely donors in this giving season. The on-going bonus cash prizes by GlobalGiving will also attract additional funds to this project when you donate and (or) bring others to donate. 

Every donation before the 31st of December 2018 will be eligible for bonus cash prizes.

Thank you for your support always!

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Some Recipients In The Tailoring School
Some Recipients In The Tailoring School

Our joint initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with integrated peacebuilding skills in the North Eastern region of Nigeria has recorded some additional progress. Apart from the on-going psycho-social support and mentorship workshops that are targeting an initial 100 recipient, the tailoring program has added another 3 recipients, increasing the number of participants in the tailoring training from 15 to 18. We could not have achieved this without your generous donations!

The 27th of November 2018 is GivingTuesday and GlobalGiving will be giving out a total of $150, 000 in matching funds on that day. This means that every donation to this project on that day will automatically be matched proportionally.

All recurring donations starting on the 27th of November to 31st of December 2018 will be matched at 100 percent by GlobalGiving.

Every donation between 27th of November and 31st of December 2018 will be eligible for bonus cash prizes.

We are calling on those who have donated and all supporters of this project to help donate and spread this message to likely donors. This is a great opportunity to raise more funds through bonus prizes and matching funds to enable us to continue to implement this project and make the desired impact.

Thank you for your support always!

Recipients learning how to cut and design clothes
Recipients learning how to cut and design clothes
Work in action
Work in action
Work in progress
Work in progress
Finished blouse by one of the trainees
Finished blouse by one of the trainees
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Tailoring Training for Recipients
Tailoring Training for Recipients

With funding support from over 100 individuals and corporate donors, the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) has continued to implement its initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with psycho-social support, mentoring and livelihoods skills in Adamawa, Bornu and Yobe states in the North Eastern region of Nigeria. The project has recently completed the renovation of a skills acquisition centre in Jimeta/Yola. With your kind support, the skills acquisition centre has also been equipped with sewing machines to train project recipients. This means the initial steps of training them at tailoring business centres outside the skills acquisition centre has been discontinued. The 15 recipients currently undergoing the tailoring training now have spacious, comfortable spaces and individual sewing machines to practice and perfect their skills.

In preparation for the graduation of those that are currently undergoing the tailoring training, we have incorporated basic record keeping and accounts management skills into the program. This is to ensure that graduates will have these skills to successfully manage their own businesses to support themselves and their families.

The psycho-social support training has targeted one hundred widows and rape victims, and we hope to target one thousand recipients at the end of the first phase of this program. CSDEA has also leased a land for some of the recipients to rear cattle and we are looking to raise more funds to commence full operation.

We once again call on all supporters of this project to help donate to reach our target. Our estimate to fully rehabilitate and reintegrate each recipient under this project is $500. We are behind in fundraising for this project and your further donations will help ensure that we put smiles on the faces of these girls and women, and give them a reason to live! Please also encourage your friends and families that can donate to support this project so we can meet our fundraising target.

Thank you always for your support!

Recipients and Project Adviser, Mrs Arziki Sawa
Recipients and Project Adviser, Mrs Arziki Sawa
Some Recipients during a Tailoring Training
Some Recipients during a Tailoring Training
Tailoring Training in Action
Tailoring Training in Action
Project Adviser Arziki Sawa with Recipients
Project Adviser Arziki Sawa with Recipients
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With funding support from over 100 individuals and corporate donors, the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) has continued to implement its initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with integrated peacebuilding skills in the North Eastern region of Nigeria. The project has recently completed the renovation of a skills acquisition centre in Jimeta/Yola.

The psycho-social support training has targeted one hundred widows and rape victims, and we hope to target one thousand recipients at the end of the first phase of this program. As reported earlier, fifteen women and girls are presently undergoing the tailoring training and your continuous support is ensuring that the training is sustained. CSDEA has also leased a land for some of the recipients to rear cattle and we are looking to raise more funds to commence full operation.

More details will follow soon and we once again call on all supporters of this project to help donate to reach our target. We are behind in fundraising for this project and your further donations will help ensure that we put smiles on the faces of these girls and women, and give them a reason to live! Please also encourage your friends and families that can donate to support this project so we can meet our fundraising target.

Thank you always for your support!

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Workshop Participants
Workshop Participants

We have continued to make progress with CSDEA’s initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with integrated peacebuilding skills in the North Eastern region of Nigeria. The psycho-social support and mentorship workshops, and tailoring trainings are still in progress. We intend to graduate and empower 15 women from the tailoring school in 4 months. Also, we have started incorporating basic mediation skills into the psycho-social support and mentorship workshops for 100 participants of the project.

GlobalGiving will be giving out a total of $100, 000 in matching funds on Wednesday the 20th of June, 2018 to commemorate the International Humanitarian Day. Every donation that is $20 and above will be matched by GlobalGiving at 100 percent. This means that if you donate $20, this project will automatically receive $40. This opportunity is only valid on the 20th of June while matching funds last.

We are calling on those who have donated and all supporters of this project to help donate and spread this message to enable us to continue to implement this project.

Thank you for your support always!

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Project Leader:
Theophilus Ekpon
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Nigeria

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