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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Empowering Women of the Future 2nd Community Based Public Lecture - Sneak Peek

The atmosphere was charged just before we started - there was no power, the generator was not coming on, sound systems were not working; so much negative energy! Thankfully, we turned it all around and
the day went great!

Women and Girls of Ajegunle Community at the Public Lecture

Some of the women and girls in attendance

The Real Woman Foundation giving out their "For Girls Only" package to girls in attendance

With Barr. Titilope Akosa

Ms. Timi, a  Carrington Youth Fellow keeping some of the kids engaged

Some of our Sheros in MTN Branded Tee-shirts helping with the Distribution of Donated Items

There was so much going on outside that i could not afford to miss; i had to capture the moment

Barr. Titilope Akosa giving her keynote address

Empowering Women of the Future – Community Outreach, Ajegunle.

On Thursday, 18th of April 2013, the EWOF project team went round the Ajegunle community for our first sensitization program.

Some of our Sheros who participated in this outreach were very excited as they took us on a tour of their community and discussed with their peers and everyone they met the importance of educating the girl child, empowering women and putting an end to violence against women and teenage pregnancy.

We also used the opportunity to invite the people we spoke with to our 2nd community based public lecture and outreach scheduled for Friday, 19th of April 2013.

Personally, i am really proud of how far these girls have come.

Once they were shy and withdrawn, now they are so bold, confident and eager to share the knowledge they have gained from our weekly meetings with everybody.

Regular community outreaches will be a main feature of the Empowering Women of the Future program because we intend to reach every woman, every girl, every man with our message; only then would we have done a thorough job.

More pictures below:

Some of our sheros crossing a bridge to sensitize people living in the remotest part of the community