Empowerment

PEACE AYO ADEGBOLA: GIRLS’ CHAMPION, ADVOCATE, AND VOLUNTEER

Wow! We are in November, the 11th month of the year! And it’s #Thanksgiving season! Yippee!!! What are you thankful for? This month, we are pleased to feature an amazing 16-year-old girl who makes us thankful for courageous teenagers. Peace Ayo Adegbola, a resident of Abuja in Nigeria, is a girls’ education advocate and volunteer …

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SEGEI and UNESCO Partner to Promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Rural Communities

SEGEI is pleased to implement the project Promoting Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Among Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Rural Communities in Abuja with funding support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Sweden. This is part of the O3 Nigeria “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” Programme. …

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Fatmata Lamarana Bah: Social Worker, CEO, Advocate for Women and Girls

Have you ever felt like there was more to you, but somehow the world around you seemed limited? How do you find the courage to unleash your passion? Our #SEGoftheMonth understands. Her name is Fatmata Lamarana Bah. She is a 24-year-old final year Social Work student at the Fourahbay College, University of Sierra Leone. In …

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Racheal Inegbedion: YALI Fellow, Digital Marketer, Procurement Specialist

Racheal Inegbedion, a resident of Lagos, Nigeria, has a flair for bringing solutions to social and human problems. She bagged a second class upper grade in foreign languages from Ambrose Alli University and decided to go into Tech as an avenue to pursue her original passion for bringing solutions. She co-founded ARPG to create solutions …

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Raliat Ajani: Optimist, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

Meet Raliat Ajani, our Strong Enough Girl (SEG) for the Month of February. Everything fashion, style and grace depicts who Raliat is; a 30-year-old entrepreneur who creates stylish attire for women and girls that are fashion savvy as well. Having discovered her love for fashion, she enrolled at Finnicky Fashion House and later continued at …

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Blessing Timidi Digha: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advocate, Mother, Feminist

When we say a woman is #StrongEnough, look no further than 30 year old Blessing Timidi Digha, our #SEGoftheMonth for November! Blessing is a passionate and no-holds-barred advocate for the health and wellbeing of girls and women. A resident of Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria, she is the Founder of African Girl Child Development and …

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Chichi Ogbonnaya: Social Worker, Girl-Child Advocate, Entrepreneur

Who run the world?!? GIRLS! GIRLS!! GIRLS!!! STRONG ENOUGH GIRLS!!! Our #SEGoftheMonth for October is an energetic and assiduous budding Social Worker, Girl-Child Advocate and Entrepreneur, with a mission to inspire teenagers and young adults to live a Chaste, Focused and Purposeful life. Her name is Chichi Ogbonnaya. She is 29 years old and a …

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HALIMATOU ZIKA SOMBEIZÉ: Parliamentarian, Engineer, Girls’ Rights Champion

This month, we are highlighting an outstanding young woman from the Republic of Niger who is breaking barriers in her community and country to give girls a voice. Halimatou Zika Sombeizé is a 24-year old 3rd year student of Engineering at Ecole des Mines de l’Industrie et de la Geologie (EMIG). In a country where 3 …

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Community Outreach to Internally-Displaced Persons Camp

On the 16th of May 2017, SEGEI in partnership with WAAW (Working to Advance African Women in STEM) and ATV Foundations carried out an outreach program at the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp Durumi, Abuja, Nigeria serving persons from three states in the Northeastern part of Nigeria where terrorist insurgency is at its peak. The …

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Elizabeth Cook: Women’s Rights Advocate, World Traveller, Feminist

I will #BeBoldForChange for women and girls by listening and supporting women and girls who need someone to be there for them – and help them rise up! Today is International Women’s Day. All over the world, on March 8, communities and individuals come together to highlight the achievements, challenges, and opportunities for women around …

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