We empowered 335 women in our support programmes – Zamani foundation

We empowered 335 women in our support programmes – Zamani foundation

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

We’ve empowered over 335 women in our psychosocial support programmes, the founder and president of Zamani Foundation, Ambassador Talatu Zamani Henry has revealed. Talatu Zamani Henry who disclosed this in a welcome address at the opening ceremony of 3 days event titled: Image of an African Woman Conference 2022″, said 118 of the beneficiary were in the skill acquisition classes.

The founder of the foundation also disclosed that 163 women were counselled, with 15 homes restored and 12 others rehabilitated.

Amb. Zamani Henry also stated that 29 women were counselled and empowered to become who “God truly indents them to be’, saying “they indent to expand the space in this avenue to create rooms for women both married and single to come to the realization of who they are, their identity, their values, their worth and their understand the true meaning of service and being a help mate.

“Over the years we have empowered over 335 women in our psychosocial support programmes,118 in the skill acquisition classes,163 women counselled, we have successfully restored 15 homes, 12 rehabilitated, 29 women counselled and empowered to be who God truly intends them to be. “This avenue which we intend to expand the space, create rooms for women both married and single to come to the realization of who they are, their identity, values, worth and understand the true meaning of service and and being a help mate.

The founder earlier said that, over the years. the foundation has been involved in capacity strengthening at all level as well as community sensitisation and awareness to the role of both men and women in promoting gender balance knowing how empowering women affects community, even in organizations.

“Through our one woman one ID card women empowerment project in which we empowered over 8000 women, we created a sustainability plan and creating space for more women to have a sense of identity by creating a place for NIMC in our office free of charge to register the people in the community.
“Although this sustainability plan has also helped in empowering over eight thousand more people in the state in 2017. And even though it has been running for years, without any funding, we are comforted and satisfied with the impact this is making in the lives of all the beneficiaries.

“Zamani foundation also runs a reading club, entrepreneurship and ICT skills acquisition
programmes where women in the organization serve as volunteer teachers. These female teachers have owned and internalised this program, making it sustainable; the female students have not only learnt a skill but have been empowered to add value to themselves for these women and their children, including the community at large”,she said.

According to her, the feedback so far received from field are encouraging, given then the urge to do more seen the positive impact derived from the process.

She also speak on practical plans for powering women through counseling and reorientation to ensure a total mind shift, as well as inculcate spiritual and mental empowerment through discipleship trainings, mentoring by carefully taken through the path of love and self awareness. The guest speaker and Director General (DG) National Agency for Prohibitions of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), DR. Fatima Waziri-Azi, in her paper titled: “The Rights of Nigerian Women”, dwell heavily on five key provisions.

These five provisions include the mandate of the agency, legal frame access to justice for Nigerian women, overview of Kaduna state violence against persons prohibition law, available support women referral mechanism, SARCS among others.
Highlight of the event was the listening the dignity of woman persons question to asked and answers presented by za man I foundation staff.
Personalities who graced the occasion and present papers include the Mrs Jonathan A. Jummai, founder of Ant-Work Consult, a firm, formally registered in 2015 to carryout on business of financial and management consultancy, a certified trainer and developer, and Rev. Dorcas Midalla,and anointed teacher of God’s word, and wife of Bishop Linus Midalla, Prof. Hawa’u Evelyn Yusuf, the CEO center for study and resolution of domestic violence, Kagoro, Kaduna state, among others.

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