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Project Report and some photos of our 2013 Activities at IEVAWC

PROJECT 1
PROJECT NAME- Oko Community Women & Children Empowerment Project

PROJECT TEAM- Nabiye Tal, Kehinde Aremu,
Ayuba Johnson, Joyce James
&

Members of Jackson Park Baptist Church,
NC, USA

DATE- July 10th – July 17th 2013

PROBLEM STATEMENT
Violence against women and children is a big health issue and human right concern in our society today. Worldwide one out of three women suffers physical or emotional abuse in their life time while 50% of female assault survivors are 15years or younger and 10% of boys are sexually abused before they turn 18.
In view of this, a proposal was written by us to the Proprietor of Thomas Adewunmi International College Oko, Kwara State, Nigeria stating the need to enlighten the community members about the effect of gender violence and to empower them, he bought the idea and his school sponsored the project.

OBJECTIVES
1. To promote collective peace and tolerance in order to reject violence as a means to any end in the community.
2. To encourage and inspire women, youth and children discover themselves, their real potential and their gifts and calling in each sphere of life.
3. To encourage and empower the women and children to be self-reliant.

METHODOLOGY
This project approached the people through their cultural heritage, language, values, and beliefs with the help of the traditional ruler of that community, who provided a translator where needed and some guides who went with us round about the community. With these methods we were be able to get the attention of the people of the community to achieve the objectives of the project.

EXPECTED RESULT/OUTCOME
• Reduction of Gender Violence in the community to the lowest/minimum level.
• Reduction of illiteracy and over-dependent of women on the men in the community.
• To enhance peaceful co-existence among all gender in the community

PROJECT ACTIVITY
TARGET AREA: Oko Community in Kwara State, Nigeria, West Africa.
TARGET POPULATION: Children & women
ACTIVITIES
• Interactive session with members of the community.
• Enlightenment for the villagers through seminars, games and sports on when, how & why they should report any case of Gender violence to the police or relevant stakeholders.
• Free medical counselling and check-ups for abused women and children in the community.

EVALUATION
A questionnaire was used to evaluate the impact of our involvement with the community members after the 6 days event and 92% reported that the education they received had indeed transformed their ideas and thinking.

N.B attached in the Photos Document are some of the pictures we took during the project activities.

PROJECT 2
PROJECT NAME- Healthy Children need Healthy Mothers: (Women and Nutrition Project)

PROJECT TEAM- Nabiye Tal, Laraba Daure,
Garuba Ayuba, Peter Michael
&
Members of Home of Mother Earth Foundation, Abuja- Nigeria

DATE- September 10th, 2013

PROBLEM STATEMENT
The young are the future of the society, but they are also very much its present. Around half of the world’s inhabitants are under the age of 20. As evidence from statistics show, children and adolescents who are healthy and happy are better equipped to contribute to their communities as young citizens despite the major shifts occurring in the world they are about to inherit. And for the children to remain healthy, mothers must be educated on what it means to raise healthy children

OBJECTIVES
1. To equip women with adequate knowledge, self-esteem and life skills to ensure their healthy development and to advocate for their provision at the family, school and community levels.
2. Create a positive environment for promoting the right of women and children to participation, development and peace as milestones on their road to better health.

METHODOLOGY
This project approached the people through a one day interactive seminar with women/ mothers on the need to be aware that they need to eat healthy foods and also to feed their children with healthy foods so that they can grow well and affect their communities positively. The participants were mostly rural small scale farmers who engage in farming natural foods.

EXPECTED RESULT/OUTCOME
• Reduction of malnutrition and poverty related illnesses among women and children in the community to the lowest/minimum level.
• To enhance peaceful co-existence among all gender in the community

PROJECT ACTIVITY
TARGET AREA: Kuje Area Council, Abuja-Nigeria.
TARGET POPULATION: Small Scale rural farmers especially women/ mothers.
ACTIVITY
• A one day interactive session with participants on the nutrition of women and how lack of awareness and education of the subject matter can affect the women and children in the community.

EVALUATION
A questionnaire was used to evaluate the impact of the seminar and it revealed that the participants were greatly enlightened; most of who were small scale farmers, they reported that they felt greatly encouraged to continue to farm and feed their families with natural foods to ensure healthy growth. There was room for questions and answers.
N.B attached in the Photos Document are some of the pictures we took during the seminar.

PROJECT 3
PROJECT NAME- Child Marriage: A Violation
Of Human Rights & Deterrent to Development
(International Day of the Girl-Child)

PROJECT TEAM- Nabiye Tal
&
Joseph Yaba Emmanuel- President/ Founder- Youth initiative for sustainable Human Development, (YiSHDA), Abuja- Nigeria

DATE- October 11th, 2013

PROBLEM STATEMENT
Despite national laws and international agreements, child marriage remains a real and present threat to the human rights, lives and health of children, especially girls, in more than a hundred countries. One in three girls in low and middle-income countries (excluding China) will marry before the age of 18. One in nine girls will marry before their fifteenth birthday. In the least-developed countries the prevalence of child marriage is even higher— nearly one in two.
If present trends continue, the number of child marriages each year, 14.2 million in 2010, will be over 14 per cent higher by 2030, nearly 15.1 million.

OBJECTIVES
1. To promote the education of the girl-child.
2. To enhance the concept of gender equality between young men and young women and redressing the imbalance in the provision of opportunities—particularly for adolescent girls at risk of early marriage and consequent high-risk pregnancy;

METHODOLOGY
This project approached the people through a one day interactive session seminar with girls from different schools. We had opportunity to interact with all the girls who participated, got to know their dreams and aspirations in life, and through this method we were able to educate them and to encourage them to continue to believe in themselves and their abilities to succeed as girls and to support the innovation of girls’ education.

EXPECTED RESULT/OUTCOME
• To see more Schools, communities, families, media etc, highlight creative programmes and approaches addressing child marriage.
• Increase in the number of girls attending schools instead of being married off.

PROJECT ACTIVITY
TARGET AREA: Secondary schools in and around Abuja city.
TARGET POPULATION: School Girls aged between 10-19years
ACTIVITIES
• Interactive session with the girls on ending child marriage and innovating for their education.
• Talents and Skills display by the girls through dancing, miming, poetry and drama.

EVALUATION
The school girls were eager to listen to the seminar as they were all seated before time, we began the wide range of subjects and role plays we had, and by the time we were through, from the evaluation form they filled, the participants were so excited they asked us to do the program every week. Most of them were encouraged to follow their dreams of completing their education before marriage.
N.B attached in the Photos Document are some of the pictures we took during the seminar.

PROJECT 4
PROJECT NAME- A One Day Community Awareness Seminar on Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Nigeria: Implication for Counselling

PROJECT TEAM- Nabiye Tal
&
IEVAWC TEAM

DATE- November 16th, 2013

PROBLEM STATEMENT
Domestic violence affects every member of the family, including the children. Family violence creates a home environment where children live in constant fear. Children who witness family violence are affected in ways similar to children who are physically abused. They are often unable to establish nurturing bonds with either parent. Children are at greater risk for abuse and neglect if they live in a violent home. Statistics show that over 3 million children witness violence in their home each year. Those who see and hear violence in the home suffer physically and emotionally. Families under stress produce children under stress. If a spouse is being abused and there are children in the home, the children are affected by the abuse.
OBJECTIVES
1. To educate the community women and children about the forms, incidence, causes and consequences of domestic violence, as well as measures to confront it.

METHODOLOGY
This project approached the people through a one day interactive seminar with the community women and children, enlightening them of the prevalence of domestic violence and the advantage of getting counseling so as to deal with the effects and trauma of the abuse.

EXPECTED RESULT/OUTCOME
• Reduction of Domestic Violence in the Family and community to the lowest/minimum level.
• To enhance peaceful co-existence among all gender in the community

PROJECT ACTIVITY
TARGET AREA: Mararaba-Gurku Community, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, West Africa.
TARGET POPULATION: Children & women
ACTIVITIES
• Power point presentations and Interactive session with participants on the prevalence of domestic violence in Nigeria and the need for counselling.
• Free confidential counselling services for abused women and children that participated.

EVALUATION
A questionnaire was used to evaluate the impact of our involvement with the participants. They were greatly enlightened; there was room for questions and answers. A statistics of the participants was taken, a total of 134 people attended the seminar.

N.B attached in the Photos Document are some of the pictures we took during the seminar.

Project 1, Oko Community Project, July 10th – July 17th, 2013

The team with the Oko Community Traditional Leader,his wife, and Chiefs
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The team meeting with the community women
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The team at Oko community school to enlignten the pupils

Nabiye with the Team at Oko Community Medical Centre

SSome of the Children to be examined at the medical centre
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Cross-section of Children at a sport event organized by the team to build relationship

IEVAWC Team with the American team at Oko Community, Kwara State- Nigeria.

Project 3, 2013 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD- 11th October, 2013

Nabiye- Facilitating

Rachel- one of the Facilitators

Amaka- one of the Facilitators

Cross-Section of Participants

Project 2, Women and Nutrition, September 10th, 2013.

Nabiye-Founder/CEO, listening to the Facilitators

Ada- Facilitating

Bassey- Facilitating

Cross-section of Participants

A participant asking for clarifications

A participant asking a question

A participant making contributions

Project 4, A one day community awareness seminar on Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Nigeria: Implication for counselling. 16th November, 2013

Nabiye Tal, CEO-IEVAWC Making a presentation during the seminar

L-R. 1. Mr Shekwo-MC, 2.Barr. Comfort Yubuin, President/Founder-COHRF, 3. Barr. Noah Adanu-Legal Practitioner, 4. Nabiye Tal-Founder/CEO-IEVAWC, 5. H.E Zimbabwean Ambassador to Nigeria-M.Ngulani, 6. Mrs Rose John Tal-BOT Member IEVAWC, 7. Joseph Yaba-Founder/President-YiSHDA, 8. Francis Onyekwue- Prject Director- TAR Initiative.

Cross-section of participants

Cross section of Participants

Facilitators

Nabiye with the Zimbabwean Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E M. Ngulani

The IEVAWC Team with the Ambassador

Nabiye with the IEVAWC Team

Waaaaaaaa!!!! The IEVAWC Team celebrating our success after the event.

Nabiye Tal, Founder/CEO-IEVAWC with Joseph Yaba- President/Founder- YiSHDA

Nabiye with some participants

Mrs Rose J. Tal, IEVAWC BOT Member, giving a welcoming address.

Joseph Yaba, Founder/ President- YiSHDA giving a goodwill message at the IEVAWC seminar.

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