AGE Network’s work on child marriage and girls’ education spans across Nigeria. We want to end child marriage and promote girls’ good health and hygiene to help girls stay in school. And this we do through advocacy, community engagement, and practical support, including providing a safe haven, scholarships, educational materials and foods for orphaned and vulnerable children, particularly girls.
Thanks to our partners’ and principal partner’s- Mundo Cooperante, Spain- support and donations, we have utilized the data and lessons learned from developing a “Girls Empowerment Hub” in Dalemo – a safe space, cohort and resource center for economically disadvantaged young women and girls in Ogun and Lagos Counties- to start the construction of a permanent Safe haven and Empowerment Hub in Odukpani, Calabar in 2018 for more than 12,000 economically disadvantaged young women and girls.
We also began raising awareness and a sensitization campaign. Many of these young women and girls include those at risk of child and early-forced marriage, those who have dropped out of school and are already in child brides homes, teenage mothers, and those affected by domestic violence. The hub grants these young women and girls access to vocational skills, financial literacy, adult literacy, leadership training, and woman2woman counseling to become self–reliant and economically-included in Cross River County.
Thanks to our sponsors and partners, For the 2018/2019 academic session, AGE still sustain the 10 children on scholarship and have donated books and educational materials to 100 children since in 2018.
‘Money-woman’ can disempower and rob a young girl’s chance out of poverty.
Let’s end Money Woman-child marriage practice together, Donate to support AGE Hub Odukpani, a resource and safe space center for at risks young women.