FAME foundation was established to solicit, encourage and advance the social, emotional and economic wellbeing of women and girls as well as formulate programmes within the framework of national development plan with a view to enhancing the participation of women and advocate for gender parity in the society.
FAME foundation firmly believe that the entire nation, businesses, communities and groups can benefit from the implementation of programs and policies that adopt the notion of women empowerment.
To improve learning, promote civil society and strengthen rural women in various communities and address their social needs, FAME Foundation, under its AFD-funded PLAY it DREAM it project, held a community outreach on April 30, 2022, at Utako Village, Abuja.
FAME volunteers present at the outreach enlightened about 80 women and girls on various subject matters addressing Gender-Based Violence, the danger of early marriage, the need for women and girls to be empowered, and other topics.
First session: Ms. Swat Teku, FAME Foundation Volunteer, engaged the women and girls in an interactive discussion and addressed Gender-Based Violence. She educated the participants on the different forms of GBV. She also encouraged the participants to stand up for their rights and speak against GBV.
Second Session: Ms. Bello Zulaykha spoke in this session. She educated the women and girls on the importance of girl-child education. She further advised against early marriage by outlining some of its dangers. She concluded by advising the women against forcing their children into early marriage but rather respecting their decision and supporting them.
Third session: Ms. Jessica, Finance and Admin Officer, FAME Foundation, anchored the third section. She enlightened the outreach participants on the importance of empowerment to women and their benefits to societal development. She also advised them that they should try and empower themselves to avoid human rights violations from the opposite gender and society.
Ms. Anna Mambula, Program Manager, FAME Foundation, interpreted all the sessions alongside the speakers in the Hausa language. She concluded the event by advising women and girls on the importance of girl-child education and re-emphasized the collective need to stand against all forms of Gender-Based Violence in society.