Selfworth Organization For Women Development.

We are a non governmental organisation seeking to end the lowest form of hunger and poverty by empowering rural and urban slum women in Nigeria with free vocational skills in dress making,  catering,  make up artistry, soap production, jewelry making and computer technology, entrepreneurship training and access to finance.

Our organisation invests in local women to help them acquire economic survival skills. We support them with tools and resources to start up small businesses to help ease the conflict between work and family responsibilities - one of the many reasons for women's economic inequality and domestic violence.

 

In line with the United Nations sustainable development goals, we are championing the following goals.

Goal 1: Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Goal 2: Ending Hunger

Goal 3: Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

Goal 4: achieving gender equality and empowering  all women and girls 

Goal 5: promoting  sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. 

 

Selfworth Organization For Women Development seeks to provide low income women with the tools needed to work themselves out of poverty.  

We believe that the best way to accomplish our goal on a global scale is through the development of economic skills. 

We have impacted and empowered over five thousand women in different communities in Nigeria with skills and tools to succeed in their businesses. 

 

Most of the women we focus on are poor,  majority of them are widows and the bread winners of their families. 

We believe that most rural/urban poor women lack skills to succeed because they lack access to proper training and the required finance to fund their business, they are unable to access finance because of barriers like collateral, bank account, transaction history, illiteracy, etc.

 

We provide the needed succor by breaking the barriers and challenges they would experience in their quest to secure loans from commercial banks.  

The loans we make available to them is specifically targeted for the purchase of their own sewing machines,  ovens,  make up sets,  jewelry making items,  chemicals for making soap as well as other equipment they need to enable them start up their businesses immediately after their training thereby breaking barriers and generational cycles of poverty.

 

We are on a mission to eradicate poverty and provide women with employment and decent jobs.

Our major objective is to bridge the gap by offering free top notch training in different trade skills to local women in undeserved communities who cannot afford the exorbitant fees charged at other high end training facilities . 


Selfworth Organization for Women Development

...Rebuilding lives, restoring hope, empowering women and girls to fulfill their dreams.

The above named organization is a dynamic, practical and remarkable non-governmental organization (N.G.O) that is driving positive socio-Economic change across the nation through advocacy, outreach and empowerment.  We seek to address the challenges that confront women and girls especially the not so opportuned ones by championing the advocacy for their empowerment and inspiring them to realize their full potentials.  

We take it a step further by empowering them with free access to qualitative healthcare services, professional entrepreneurial trainings and financial grants for business startups, empowering the young school girls in our society with basic skills to foster personal transformation as well as to provide them with some basic necessities and items to drive economic and social change in order to greatly reduce the incidence of promiscuity, low self-acceptance and assisting them to build a strong sense of identity in order to break life-time cycles of destructive behaviours and life styles.

We are deeply committed to the recovery of the dignity and self-esteem of these women and girls as basic steps to reducing poverty, vulnerability, exposure to diseases and miserable family situations so as to make life more bearable and worth living for them especially with the current uncertain economic situation of the country which exposes our young girls and women to compromising life styles. Read More

Upcoming events

Invitation cards  to the 2013 ladies dinner and conference is now available.

Limited cards available: 82% sold out

The Selfworth ladies conference offers a unique mix of learning from inspirational keynote speakers, mingling with other like-minded women and participants in an exclusive VIP setting.

This kind of opportunity is only available at this conference. It is an energetic and bold experience that is packed with personal and professional power. It happens only once a year.

It is “a one day thought provoking, problem solving, capacity building and soul lifting” dinner & conference.

Theme: RE-INVENTING YOURSELF

THINGS TO EXPECT:

  • Opportunity to dine and interact with other notable women and change agents from diverse fields.
  • Interactive discussions on various issues
  • Celebrity guest appearances (movie and other entertainment stars)
  • Comedy by popular artistes
  • Opportunity to share ideas, meet new people and expand your network with government leaders, policy makers, corporate leaders, NGO representatives, health care professionals, etc
  • FIVE STAR DINNER LAYOUT
  • LIVE MUSIC BY TOP MUSICIANS
  • Conference bags and materials

REASONS TO ATTEND 

  • Opportunity to make valuable connections
  • You’ll discover ways to have impact in your community and work
  • You’ll rekindle dreams and goals you may have set aside
  • You’ll be inspired by incredible speakers
  • You’ll have fun
  • You’ll discover a sense of empowerment and confidence and a new passion for who you are and what you do
  • You’ll gain new skills and knowledge for reinventing  yourself
  • Opportunity to exhibit your products and services
  • By attending this event, you have funded a life-saving project aimed at empowering the less privileged women and girls in our society
    • Plus lots more:
    • Connections
    • Information
    • Inspiration
    • Motivation
    • Momentum

What are you still waiting for?
Call or text the following numbers  now to request for your invitation card: 08033136430 or 08022800963

Why we do what we do

Many women are suffering, not because they are lazy, but because they lack the necessary information, exposure, training and support. Majority of the world’s illiterates are women and the United Nations statistics also confirm that of all the children not in school, 110 million are girls. Women comprise 70% of the world’s poorest people and it’s sad to know that most government policies are gender insensitive.  Women bear almost all responsibilities for meeting the basic needs of the family, yet they are systematically denied the resources and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibilities.

It is true that both men and women face hardship and poverty, but women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination because of their gender as well as other cultural practices.
A lot of women have developed high blood pressure and chronic depression arising from miserable family circumstances where husbands/fathers have shifted the weight of running the homes to these women.  Most of these women eventually die as a result of injuries sustained during marital conflicts, while others have been reduced to a shadow of their former selves, having to beg their spouses for virtually everything they need.

A lot of teenage girls have become commercial sex workers due to poverty, illiteracy, greed and vulnerability while others have embraced alcoholism and drugs as a means of survival and overcoming depression. So many women cannot afford proper medical check-ups and medications hence end up dying rather untimely.

Many women are currently dis-satisfied with their present life styles and living conditions, a lot cannot afford three meals a day and this has made so many homes and marriages to become hellish and unbearable. Apart from offering relief and succor through empowerment, dynamic counseling and support, our major strategy is impacting them with self-development skills, confidence building and recovery of self-dignity: helping them to discover their true-worth and equipping them with creative survival options, providing them with access to standard health care, and financial authority as solution to ravaging poverty and miserable family conditions particularly now that the labour arena is dominant with down-sizing, unabated high labour turnover, premature retirement and retrenchment credited to reforms and restructuring, unavailability of jobs and gender based harassments and victimization.

We understand that many women particularly widows bear the burden of providing for their families all alone and are barely surviving, coupled with constant harassment, intimidation and victimization from in-laws and kinsmen.  We are on hand to reach out to the down trodden, the neglected, the widows, the vulnerable young girls, the victimized, the abused and dejected women. We provide and give them a new lease on life by positively engaging them using the most effective tools and channels designed to alleviate their sufferings while at the same time, helping them to achieve their goals and purposes in life.

We believe that women and girls are multi-talented people, capable of carrying out various chores all at once, and excelling at them all.  This is why we strongly encourage them to fully maximize these talents deposited in them, especially now that women are becoming exceedingly phenomenal in global issues, and the world is opening up to the resourcefulness of women as they are daily rising up to the challenges in governance and in the management, control and ownership of large business empires.

At the Selfworth teen academy, we believe in planting the seed early by empowering young girls for social and personal transformation utilizing basic skills and information on self-development principles, leadership skills, diplomatic skills, etiquette, confidence and self-esteem, date-rape, abstinence, relationship skills, avoiding tempting moral offers, community development, blazing a trail, character development, internet relationships and fraud and personal hygiene. We envision a nation where girls become active leaders and passionately engaged citizens.

We believe that girls who are better prepared as they grow up will be able to gain more confidence in themselves and sustain it throughout their adulthood.

About us

...Rebuilding lives, restoring hope, empowering women and girls to fulfill their dreams.

The above named organization is a dynamic, practical and remarkable non-governmental organization (N.G.O) that is driving positive socio-Economic change across the nation through advocacy, outreach and empowerment.  We seek to address the challenges that confront women and girls especially the not so opportuned ones by championing the advocacy for their empowerment and inspiring them to realize their full potentials.  

We take it a step further by empowering them with free access to qualitative healthcare services, professional entrepreneurial trainings and financial grants for business startups, empowering the young school girls in our society with basic skills to foster personal transformation as well as to provide them with some basic necessities and items to drive economic and social change in order to greatly reduce the incidence of promiscuity, low self-acceptance and assisting them to build a strong sense of identity in order to break life-time cycles of destructive behaviours and life styles.

We are deeply committed to the recovery of the dignity and self-esteem of these women and girls as basic steps to reducing poverty, vulnerability, exposure to diseases and miserable family situations so as to make life more bearable and worth living for them especially with the current uncertain economic situation of the country which exposes our young girls and women to compromising life styles.  

We are totally passionate about improving their social and economic status by exposing them to various income generating activities to improve their means of livelihood, introducing them to skills acquisition projects tending towards financial stability, independence and poverty reduction by employing the tools of dynamic and intensive entrepreneurial trainings, motivational seminars, financial grants, micro lending as well as other “how-to” and self-help workshops.  Our primary focus is to build up and awaken the entrepreneurial capacity of every woman to overcome economic and social barriers, because we know that there is no tool for development that is more effective than the overall empowerment of women and girls.

In line with the millennium development goals we believe that lasting change can only be created by empowering women because they are the heartbeat of every home and they wield a great deal of influence on every member of the family. Moreso, it is a widely known fact that an economically secure and healthy woman is an economically secure and healthy family. We have successfully hosted several women based workshops and conferences on different issues and topics. we are also registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (C.A.C) as a not for profit organization. This is an organization for women, run by women and committed to cultivating the next generation of confident, healthy, empowered and courageous women.

We operate as a robust and dynamic institution. We’ve got the passion to help and the ability to deliver. Our programs improve the lives of women and girls through four distinct platforms namely:
1)    Project Earn: Poverty alleviation and family support
2)    Project Live : Health care provision and support
3)    Project inspire:  teen girls empowerment
4)    Project Hope: Provision of basic needs to under privileged children in public schools. We will continue to strive to expand our programs and offerings to the society.


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