We.Share Foundation recently organized a vocational training for over 200 women and children in Lekki community and environs in commemoration of the 2020 International Women’s Day. The initiative was part of the non-government organization’s drive to empowerment more women and to further advocate for gender equality in our society.
According to the founder of We.Share Foundation, Mrs Taibat Amzat, “the story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”
“We must celebrate the achievements of women across various spheres of human endeavor and consider that women face a lot of challenges when climbing up the career ladder, within their family or in the society at large”, she added.
Mrs Amzat urged the beneficiaries to take the vocational training as serious as possible as it will liberate them from living below the poverty line and empower them to shelter for their needs. She also promised that after the training, the most serious and dedicated women will be empowered with their respective training tools to start work as soon as possible.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social accomplishments and empowerment.
The women were encouraged to worry less about getting white-collar jobs, as not all of them will be opportune work in a corporate organization, as self-employment is of great gain, they can learn a vocation, get their certificates and become bosses of their own and even train people as well. we.share foundation promised to provide vocational training for them, so every one of them can afford to cater to their various needs. Implements will be made available for the women at the end of the training.
A vocational skill trainer from Iru LCDA, Mr Banjo further emphasized on empowerment and referred to the worldwide cause of equality. Equality can’t be realized if women don’t have jobs which brought to light the need for women empowerment, after being established they can then claim equality.