IWD: NAWOJ collaborate UNICEF, SUBEB, enrolls 50 women in school

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has collaborated with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) as well as Al-Muhibba Foundation to enroll 50 women in school to enable them acquire education.

NAWOJ which collaborated with the three organizations to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day said 50 women have been trained on the importance of being educated to safeguard the home and society.

The training which held at the American space, Bauchi was attended by the women selected to be educated in addition to acquiring vocational skills to better their lives and that of their families.

In her remarks, the chairperson of NAWOJ, Rashida Yusuf, commended the women for their zeal to go back to school despite challenges.

She encouraged them to take the second chance of the education offered them serious pay attention during their studies.

She promised to work assiduously in ensuring that women journalists publicize their success stories.

“we are doing this training to touch the lives of these women since they want a second chance , they want basic literacy, maybe they have not done it due to one reason or the other and they are here willingly to see how they can improve, advance because the world is now changing”, she said.

Rashid added that the women journalists are doing their best to ensure that issues affecting the women are brought to limelight.

“I am calling on journalists to always report the success stories of women so that we encourage others especially at the grassroots and also to advocate more priority issues that will put women in the centre of development”, she stated.

In his remarks Umar Shira who represented UNICEF implementing partners, enjoined the women to be proactive, and embrace soft skills that will empower them financially.

He appreciated NAWOJ for the giant strides in alleviating the plight of women adding that the partners are ready to work with the association for the progress of the women.

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