Empowerment Outreach at Durumi 1, Abuja
This month, FAME foundation and its Volunteers despite the heavy downpour of rain set out on a women and girls empowerment outreach at Durumi 1 rural community on the 29, August 2020 by 10:00 am.
The Durumi empowerment outreach is a FAME Empowerment Initiative which is set out to empower rural women and girls by provided them with information and knowledge not within their reach and also empowering them with skill sets which they can use to better their living and communities.
The goal of the outreach program is to gain access into the rural areas within the FCT to empower and educate women and girls of the locality through talk sessions, interactions and trainings.
Speakers were invited to talk to the women on various topics as a means to enlightening them and being a rural area, a Hausa translator was needed for effective communication.
The talk session comprised of four speakers with each having 15 minutes to relay their message.
First Session: Amore Suleiman, the first speaker educated the rural women and girls on the need for financial literacy. She advised the women to engage in a business, no matter how little. She also took them through the importance of saving a percentage of what they earn. She finally concluded her session by advising the girls to learn a skill while going to school.
Second Session: Conducted by Dinah Iman, who educated women and girls on power of positive association. She stated that,” we are the average of five people we closely associate with”. She also said some people come to your life to add, subtract, multiply or divide you.
Third Session: Ruth Gumwesh educated the women and girls on personal hygiene especially during their monthlies. She discussed on the benefits of hygiene and the need to teach every child the basis of personal hygiene.
Fourth Session: Eng. Mary Kumode, educated the women on how to prevent occurrences of rape in their community. She advised the women to be mothers to not only their girls, but to every other girl-child in the community.
Fifth Session: Halima Mamman Daura, our guest speaker at the outreach, first started with demonstrating how to properly wear a surgical face mask. She enlightened the women and girls on the precautionary measures to practice in order to prevent themselves, especially children from Covid-19 and other diseases. She emphasized on the importance of regular washing of hands for the duration of 20 seconds and keeping a 1m distance away from another individual.
FAME’S Founder/CEO Ms. Aderonke Bello concluded the session by advising women and girls on the importance of empowering and the need to stand against sexual and gender violence
Gifts packages containing food, drinks, sanitizers, face masks, clothes, etc. donated FAME Volunteers were distributed to the rural women and girls.
A total of 63 women and girls benefited from the outreach event.
For more visit Durumi Outreach