Unveiling the Save Our Women and Girls Foundation.

Lekki Lagos – 17th February 2017. In celebration of global sisterhood to mark the UN International Women’s Day, Ambassador Unyime Ivy King a volunteer for the UN, under the auspices of the International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA), will be unveiling The Save Our Women and Girls Foundation, to serve as a structural support for work she has been doing informally for many years now, as a writer/business person.MS KING

The  Save   Our   Women   and   Girls   Foundation (SOW&G) is a  not-for-profit organization, which was incorporated in late 2016 and is focused on creating social developmental awareness on issues that concern women and girls. It will focus on training, mentoring, educating and building the capacity of women and girls in Nigeria and also raising funds to support credible NGOs that are into gender advocacy, by deploying the method of crowd funding and strategic partnerships, with a team of respectable men and women to oversee its activities.

Last year, over a 100 women were successfully trained for two weeks in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, via a project tagged: WEST {Women Empowerment Skills Training}, which was totally a private initiative; because Ambassador Ivy King believes that individuals must be the change they hope to see in our society. The Women and girls were empowered with soft skills in different areas like: Catering, Ankara bags/Ankara accessories, soap making/house cleaning products, makeup/gele, and jewellery making. As a result of this highly successful pilot event, a lot of women and young girls were able to set up cottage businesses, which are still running today.

A second and 3rd edition of Project WEST are being planned for this year, because when women and girls are engaged in gainful pursuits, the allure of the streets and other vices, would pale into significance.

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day, the Board and Management of the SOW & G Foundation will officially open its doors on Friday March 10, 2017 at Oakwood Park Hotel, Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos by 10:00am.