SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN!

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

WHAT IS THE WOMEN FOR SDGs Platform?

Inspired by the golden words of Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General, United Nations, “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of Women”, Women For SDGs is a public awareness platform created by a group of Africa Development Partners (ADP) with the support of United Nations to identify, recruit, train and empower African young women via vocational counselling, low cost skills training, start up capital (not a loan), and mentoring to bring their business ideas to life and by so doing positively impact their Lives, Families and their Communities, especially Women.

The Platform will impact African Women on four level:-

1) Knowledge

2) Skills

3) Self Confidence

4) Enterpreneurship

The platform seeks to empower African women as well as engage them to create continental wide awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the United Nations has clearly stated the importance of the role of women in the process of achieving the goals by 2030.

 


 

I am an African Woman, between the ages of 18-28 years, Entreprenuerial and Full of Life.

I do not support sexual harrassment/molestation, intimidation, discrimination and marginalization of Women in Africa.

I believe if given the chance and with the right empowerment, I can make a difference and help women all over the continent live a better life.

But I need support to bring my ideas to Life and be a successful Entrepreneur.

I am determined to break through the barriers of capital, so I can be a Job creator rather than be among the millions of educated but unemployed women in Africa.

I support Gender Equality.

This is Me, am the African Woman for this opportunity.

If the above description fits YOU,

Kindly send to this email: women4sdgs@outlook.com
the required details as stated below, to indicate your interest in joining Africa’s most innovative Women Empowerment Platform, Women For SDGs.

 


 

Application closes 12th February, 2017. Application opens once in every two years, so kindly apply if you qualify. Limited Spaces Available. Training & Disbursement of Funds begins March 2017.

YOUR FULL NAMES

VALID EMAIL ADDRESS
(Email is our primary means of communication)

PHONE NUMBER (S)

FULL RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (State & Country)

WHO RECOMMENDED
THIS PLATFORM TO YOU

CURRENT LEVEL OF EDUCATION

TELL US TWO KIND OF BUSINESS YOU LOVE TO DO AND WHY

GIVE US A RANGE OF THE MONEY – START UP CAPITAL YOU NEED

BRIEFLY TELL US HOW YOU WILL MAKE THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY & COMMUNITY BETTER IF YOU ARE EMPOWERED.

ATTACH A RECENT PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH FOR YOUR SECURITY TAG AND IDENTIFICATION CARD RESPECTIVELY

 


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Gamji Woman: Finding and nurturing your passion

Goal is of this Organisation is to support the Muslim woman, nurture her nature, maintain her high status and celebrate the unique gifts she has been entrusted with.

 

ABOUT FANYP [Finding and Nurturing your Passion]

FANYP  [ Finding and Nurturing Your Passion] Series is a part of our Sisters Lounge. Our vision is to empower sisters to gain freedom – financially and otherwise. And thereby gain satisfaction, fulfilment and an opportunity to contribute to the society.

Our definition of passion

An idea you hold dear and feel strongly about;  An itch or a drive to see it come alive. Something bigger than even you.

About *Sisters’ Lounge*

Sisters’ Lounge is one of the few initiatives of PurEsteem designed to be a safe forum for Muslimahs to learn about Islam ~ as a beautiful & perfect way of life , in a non-confrontational way In Sha Allah.

The sessions serve to inspire and guide sisters; and help them to nurture their potential as a means for positive change individually and socially.

Our facilitators are more than speakers – they are educators as well as models for other sisters with their experience and wealth of knowledge.

Our mission with the FANYP series is to support sisters to take action and move their passions to the next level.

Sisters’ Lounge  generally aims to

– Be interactive;

– Be ‘Muslimah’ friendly;

– Be a life changing experience;

– Relate to real life happenings & challenges;

– Give opportunity for feedback from audience;

– Provide practical takeaway points for sisters to apply in their lives.

Sessions ~ At a Glance

Theme: ‘Finding and Nurturing your Passion series'(FANYP)

Date: Sat. Jan 28th – Wed. Feb 1st, 2017 (1 facilitator per day)

Outline of presentation: 

Friday 27th – Adding participants to WhatsApp Group   [ Registration / Group Rules ]

Saturday 28th – The PurEsteem Journey

Sunday 29th – Muslimah Foundation Story

Monday 30th – The Malabis Journey

Tuesday 31st – Chu Chu Entertainment

Wednesday  1st – Al-Bishir Orchard Journey

Thursday 2nd – Feedback/Action Points/ Networking

Venue:  WhatsApp group

Daily Schedule:

10:00 am – Group opens / Breakfast Pre-session Chat / Introduction of facilitators

11 – 12pm prompt (Presentation/ Q&A with facilitator of the day)

12 –  2pm  (Attendees submit questions for facilitators, if any)

12 – 4pm (Facilitators answer questions at convenience)

For further questions or enquiries :

Contact PurEsteem on
081 8819 5602  —  Amina

080 3590 9089   —  Rahma

What are you waiting for?

Register along with your friends and loved ones.

One Bond

One Identity

Embrace the sisterhood.

source: Puresteem

Gamji Woman: #Skills Acquisition & Scholarships: Queen Blessing

#Skills Acquisition And Scholarships: Queen Blessing Begins Training Of 300 Children.

Queen Blessing who was recently made the brand ambassador for AFROCARIBE (African-Carribean) an international magazine based in Canada urges well meaning Nigerians both at home and in diaspora to support the IDP children as they are now in Gwarimpa, Concepts School for the scholarship program in order to make the project a successful one.

 

In line with the succour which the federal, state, local government and other humanitarian service organizations render to the internally displaced persons IDPs, who have been highly affected by the activities of the terrorist group, Boko Haram especially from the northern part of Nigeria, the reigning Miss Confluence Fiesta Queen, Kogi State – an entrepreneur, skills acquisition advocate, a motivational speaker and Chief Executive Officer of Dainty Identity Limited,  Her Majesty Queen Blessing Achenyo Alfa decided to contribute her own quota.

 

The most exciting part of this project is that, during the camping and training, there shall be trade fairs where the products made by the participants will be displayed to the general public in order to promote made in Nigeria products and also launching the NaijaGotSkillz project by Queen Blessing Achenyo Alfa..A skill hunt project. This will give opportunity to the general public to get access to what the participants have been trained on and also for the participants products to be showcased, promoted and marketed.

 

Source: gt9ja.com

Gamji Woman: TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State

You may know someone who can benefit from this request.

TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, brings emerging women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program based in San Francisco.

During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

The 2017 program will include 100 women from the following countries:
Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

They are accepting applications for the 2017 program until January 17, 2017.

Please follow this link:

Eligibility and Application

They’re looking for women who have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen profession, through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education.

Please consider forwarding this message to your pertinent networks.

Gamji Woman: FulaFarm [Be Inspired!]

From herd to haute couture: Nigerian goat leather goes global

Haowa is the daughter of a career diplomat. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. She attended Parson’s School of Design, New York and trained at Academia Riacci, Florence, Italy in handbag making.

“My car always smells of goat — I hope it doesn’t smell like goat today.”- Haowa Bello

Haowa Bello has good reason to have a fragrant car. The Nigerian goat farmer and accessories designer often uses her vehicle to deliver livestock to her customers.
“I want them to see me,” she argues. “I want them to feel they’re getting a personal experience.”
It’s a world away from New York, London and Berlin, but that’s where some of Bello’s goat skin leather ends up — as Madame Coquette bags on boutique shelves in some of the world’s most fashionable cities.
Bello’s business has come a long way. The designer started off with a $200 loan from her sister in the mid-2000s. With the money in her back pocket she set off for a market to track down an artisan to make her first design.

 

Read more about how this Arewa Lady is pushing forward and breaking barriers on Guardian.ng

Gamji Woman: About Madame Coquette [Be Inspired!]

Get to Know about one of our Gamji WOMEN!

Haowa Bello:

Madame Coquette is a line of luxury handbags made in Nigeria. With minimal use of machinery, local artisans use traditional handbag making methods and tools to produce a variety of high quality bags and purses.

In addition to producing locally, Madame Coquette is committed to promoting artisanship and skill development in the community. Each piece is hand cut and carefully put together with meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Bold colors and rich textures have become a signature aesthetic of the brand. MC embodies the essence of affordable luxury through the use of selected high grade leather and skins.

The label has recorded sales in North America, Europe and West Africa.

Madame Coquette was launched in 2008 by Haowa Bello, a self-proclaimed bag enthusiast.

 

“A great bag doesn’t need a lot of fuss. It’s all about finding a balance between aesthetic and functionality.”

“I had no idea who was going to make the bag. I had no idea what went into [making a] bag,” she explains. She didn’t even have an illustration of what she wanted to make.
“I didn’t know how to draw. I always hated art,” she says, “I felt I wasn’t artistic enough.” But Bello was able to collaborate with skills craftspeople, whom she says, eventually they used to her “crazy ways”.
In 2008, her first bags were sold and a grant of $25,000 from the Nigerian government allowed Bello to acquire livestock and grow her business.

 

Click here: Madame Coquette