The South East Yagba Development Association Women’s wing (SEYDAW), has donated books and instructional material to schools in 15 communities as part of their contribution toward enhancing education in the area.
The national president/women leader of SEYDAW, Mrs Ebunlomo Joel, who disclosed this at the second edition of their Education and Empowerment Endowment Fund, at Jege, in Yagba East local government area of Kogi state said that the association in less than two years, had provided textbooks and instructional material such as 55 modern magnetic boards and accessories to schools across the 15 communities in the southeastern part of Yagba.
The 15 communities that benefited from the gesture are: Itakete, Isao, Imela, Ogbom, Ejuku, Jege, Aginmi, Ponyan, Ife-Olukotun, Ohun, Oranre, Alu, Igboero, Odoamu and Igbagun.
Joel said that the association had also facilitated skills acquisition training for several women in the district under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), and empowered them with various tools and equipment.
She reiterated the commitment of SEYDAW to women empowerment and support for girl-child education, reintegration of teenage mothers, reproductive rights and sensitisation campaign against girl-child discrimination, among others.
Joel said the occasion tagged: ”South East Yagba Women’s Day & Fund Raising for Women/Girl-Child Empowerment”, was to raise fund and material to support the empowerment project for our women and the girl-child.
In his remarks, the chairman of SEYDA, Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye, described the event as a great illustration of gender-based mobilisation for gender and society causes.
”This is why SEYDAW deserves our hearty congratulations and unflinching support in every way possible, including generous donations to this endowment fund.
”When youths are empowered you are addressing social problems, beginning from restiveness and tendency for criminality, because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Idris Musa, commended SEYDAW for the giant steps, stressing the important roles women played as mothers in children’s upbringing.
Musa, who is the Director-General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), enjoined the youth to take life easy, be hardworking and not to be too ambitious.