The Skilled Women Initiative: Life at the IDP camps requires urgent attention – Ms Adaora Onyechere


The Executive Director of WeWe Network Afrique, Broadcast Journalist and
UN Ambassador For Peace, Adaora Onyechere was guest at the skilled Women
Initiative (TSWINI) programme, tagged anybody can make a Difference,
yesterday at the Durumi IDP camp.

TSWINI is a non-governmental organization formed with the sole aim of
teaching and providing Vocational skills to women and young persons
(Especially girls) internally displaced by insurgency, communal clashes,
natural disasters, war or domestic violence.

Coincidentally, Ms Adaora also has a foundation, Yellow Jerrycan Save a
Child foundation with roles that has institutionalized activities at the
IDP camp.

She was elated by the spirit of occupants at the IDP camp despite all
the shortfalls that met with the standard of living of displaced

A tour around the camp with Chisom Nwankwo, the Founder, TSWINI,
revealed more need to be done by the Federal Government and various
agencies saddled with the responsibility of their welfare and
Healthcare. The shanty makeshift residence obviously need a facelift or
proper housing provided for these vulnerable citizens of our society.

Madam Illiasu who is the woman head at the IDP camp expressed her
appreciation at what TSWINI has done for the Women, empowering and
improving the standard of living of Beneficiaries.

The high point of the event was showcasing the wears and crafts from the
Women. On display at the program were women who had learned and can now
engage in Sewing of clothes, bead making, soap making, native cap
weaving, fragrance candles, etc.

Apparently, the effort and impact made by the Skilled women’s network
paid off as it has gone a long way to see that most of these women are
empowered and employed by various organizations

Ms Adaora urged the women to keep the faith while calling on the Founder,
TSWINI to further incorporate more agencies to better understand the
the plight of the Skilled women to assist them in going forward with their
chosen skills. Also calling on the FG to move in a swift direction to
hasten the movement from the various IDP camps to how life was before
the insurgency.

Post your comment

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict - Time to Act
Nigerian women say ‘no’ to gender-based violence