Kate Foundation proposes empowerment scheme for females in Africa
Targets over 4000 beneficiaries
DETERMINED to promote girl child education and women empowerment across Africa, a non-profit organization, Kate Tales Foundation, is set to launch an ‘African Women Empowerment’ project designed to empower disadvantage women and girls with entrepreneurial skills.
Through the project, Kate Tales Foundation aims at empowering over 200 women and girls directly and 4000 indirectly, cutting across North, South, East, and West African countries such as Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Morocco.
The empowerment initiative will be launched later this year after the Girl 20 Summit, which is billed to hold in October 2015.
According to the foundation, “The African Women Empowerment project would train disadvantage young girl and women in Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Morocco in Photography (Art) Computer (ICT) and Bead-making (Life-skill).
“This project would be spiced up with skills and ideas in which Kate Tales Foundation would bring from the Girl 20 Summit. And it would no doubt change the lives of more than two thousand disadvantage girls and women in Africa. The trainees at the end of the project would be assisted to start a microenterprise and train others in their various communities.
“The project is aimed at eradicating poverty in Africa. It would make women become independent and self-reliance. And it would educate young disadvantage girls with ICT. It would also create job opportunities for girls and women in Africa,” said the foundation.
The project is a response to the African Union‘s theme for 2015, which is Women Empowerment, and a response to the Girl20 Summit’s goal.
Kate Tales Foundation is a literary non-profit organization that promotes girl child education, women empowerment and emerging writer’s development.
Earlier this year, founder of Kate Tales foundation, 21 year old Kate Ekanem who is a writer and a girl rights activist was chosen to represent African Union in the Girl20 Summit that will bring together twenty-four girls from different countries around the world. At the summit, they will be trained on how to economically engage girls and women in their countries.
In past years, it has reached out to various schools and street children, as well as organizing art exhibition for female artists, Authors Talk for young upcoming writers and seminars, training for women and girls in Nigeria.
Among her several projects, the foundation has visits schools in various cities in Ibadan and organize writing workshops for all. It has visited the Juvenile Correctional Institute to lecture young girls in sex education and their right, and also empowered students of Leads College and other schools in Lagos with leadership skills.
Kate Tales Foundation hosted it maiden Authors Talk in conjunction with the Goethe Institute with the aim to inspire and encourage young unpublished writers.