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Aymie celebrates, rewards Nigerian domestic workers

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In an unprecedented move that left many eyes wet with tears, Aymie Staffing Solutions recently celebrated exemplary nannies and domestic workers under its auspices at a grand event in Lagos.

According to the CEO, Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, the event was held to celebrate Nanny Recognition Week, which is a week in September dedicated to celebrating nannies around the world. Speaking with The Guardian, she said: “This year, our organization decided to join the world to celebrate not just nannies, but all domestic staff. A few weeks to the event, we launched the #iNominateMyNanny challenge; an online campaign where employers had the opportunity to nominate their diligent domestic staff to receive awards, gift items and be recognised and celebrated.”

“Last month, we had the privilege of hosting the nominated domestic staff and some of their employers at our 2019 Nanny Recognition Week Awards Ceremony and we hope to sustain this initiative in the near future. Our vision is to professionalise domestic staffing in Africa and provide dependable domestic support for households through training, reorientation programs, and best practices.”

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She went on to add that in the last two years, job opportunities for over 1,000 job seekers within the industry have been created whilst over a hundred training to equip applicants with soft skills to help them thrive on the job and beyond have been carried out.

The day featured, skills acquisition, a motivational speech by Ajetunmobi, games, and prize giving. It was a beautiful celebration filled with laughter, happy tears, and grateful hearts. The beneficiaries received mobile phones, T-shirts, Ankara fabrics; liquid soaps, books, and lots more.

One of the beneficiaries who couldn’t hold back her tears of joy said she had always wanted to do her duty to the glory of God and never thought of harming the children kept in her care. She promised to continue to do her best and thanked the organisers for deeming it fit to honour and reward them.

The event was supported by Imagine Global Solutions, Virtual Terminal Network (VCASH), Daviva, La Pax Life Project, Gidi Cakes, Deborah Initiative for Women, Beauty_Africng Fabrics, POI and Mamamoni.


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