SGBV: Group trains 30 girls, young women in skills acquisition
By: Femi Mustapha
As part of efforts to eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), a group under the auspices of Project 10 fingers have empowered 30 girls and young women with different skills acquisition that will help them thrive in their community.
Udeagha Maureen the initiator of
Project 10 fingers stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna.
The statement stated that a
Learning hub, which held at Umuogodo Community in Etche LGA of Rivers State on 10th September 2022, unleashed creative potentials, accelerated personal development and empowered these women through a fun-learning approach to strive for independence.
The statement added that studies conducted by researchers, recommends empowerment for women as a mechanism of reducing Sexual and Gender Based Violence. She thanked Female and More for availing her the opportunity to participate in this social impact fellowship.
A beneficiary of this project, Queen Sobowale said that through this project, her creative skills was enhanced, she improved her assertive skills and learnt how to make Ankara bags.
Favour Jonathan Nmesoma, another beneficiary of project 10 fingers said she learnt how to make tie & dye, understood her core values in life and had so much fun at the learning hub.
A parent of the beneficiary, Mrs Richard opined that the learning hub will create alternative sources of income for her daughter and reiterated her support for project 10 fingers.
Also speaking, a volunteer of project 10 fingers by name Sarah Okwuezolu expressed satisfaction on the opportunity to serve and make a positive impact in the lives of young women.
Similarly, Ani Deborah Chinecherem, another volunteer feels fulfilled to serve in her community. In Ebikabowei Edith words “This project is educative and impactful, I am not just a volunteer of project 10 fingers but a female and more.
The initiator, Udeagha Maureen, is a fellow of Female and More Social impact Fellowship. A fellowship which brought together young women from 18 African countries to take actions that geared towards solving a problem in their communities. She stated that this project ignited creativity, created opportunities and enhanced the well being of girls and young women.