Strong Enough Girls Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) is elated to receive grant from the Aids Health Care Foundation (AHF) to mitigate the untold hardship that the Covid-19 pandemic put upon women and girls in the society. This project provided food palliative, hygiene products and economic seed grant to women and girls in Abuja, Kaduna and Lagos State.
The food palliative (seasoning, rice, oil, garri) was distributed to 500 households. We also conducted outreaches to create awareness and educate women and girls on the Covid-19 prevention measures. On Menstrual Hygiene Day which was commemorated on the 28th of May, 2020, we distributed hygiene products to 400 adolescent girls reaching them with comprehensive sexuality education and Covid-19 prevention messages. We also distributed economic seed capital to 80 petty women traders to enable them cushion the effect of the pandemic, fend for themselves and their families.
The project was implemented by two partners. Stand With A Girl Initiative (SWAG) and Markengee Foundation. SEGEI is very thankful to AHF for providing the funds and our implementing partners for doing an awesome job executing the task.
One of the beneficiaries of the economic grant has this to say,
“We are very grateful to the organizers. God will continue to hep you. Upliftment and progress will continue to be yours.
As you have been merciful to us, God will continue to be merciful to you too. All that is yours will not be destroyed.
We the recipients will also not misuse the money, spend it on sickness nor will it be taken forcefully from us. May we put it to good use. Oshe Adupe (Thank you very much)”.
We look forward to more partnership in the future to enable us put smiles on the faces of people especially women and girls in the society.