In commemoration of the Golden Jubilee celebration of Lagos State, Â the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) Â Â has rolled out its Grassroots Connect Empowerment Project (GCEP), Â an initiative of the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) Lagos Chapter, established and deployed to reach out to the less-privileged and indigent women in Lagos State.
â€œAWLO as an organisation Â has ardent concentration on works that uplift the women, equip and inspire them to take up leading roles, Â channelling resources towards creating stability and self-sustaining support systems for the less-privileged women in our local communities. This time, we join hands with lovers of Lagos, a fast-growing mega city to empower women resident in the state to celebrate Lagos@50.â€
Speaking at the press parley recently, the Lagos State Chapter Coordinator, Â Mrs. Maureen Omeibe stated that the maiden edition which targets 200 women resident in Lagos Â will be provided a special and free cervical cancer screening and 50 other women from four Local Government Â Areas in Lagos will be beneficiaries of AWLOâ€™s â€˜Holding Hands Lifting Up Packageâ€™.
Â â€œThe 50 women will have small-scale businesses set up for them and learn skills at our chosen skills acquisition centres. The following four Local Government areas- Mushin, Ikeja, Kosofe and Oshodi/Isolo are the first set of beneficiaries. Under GCEP, improvement of women’s health and economic well-being is the primary objective. To this effect, AWLO has set specific targets and timelines for sustenance and improvement in the standard of living of indigent women across these four local governments in the first edition. Core beneficiaries of this project are strictly poorly placed women in our society and the right criteria has been set up to make selections void of any form of bias and complacency. AWLO is committed to advancing the leadership status of women and Young Women of African descent. Her strategic empowerment and development actions and programmes connect and impact women across all social strata. Hence, AWLO Lagos rolls out the GCEP Project.â€