African women honours empowerment, an affiliate of the black women honors and empowerment global initiative by the diversity advancement network with its headquarters in Canada visited the female prison kirikiri on sept 30th to provide welfare services for inmates and vocational training .
The project was led by group’s cordinator, Oluwakemi Naiyeju Oloyede and the regional director Aisha Garuba with a team of professionals (entrepreneurs, lawyers and doctors) whoÂ were able to reorientate the psychology of women in prisons for hope towards a better life after prison terms. We believe it is important to contribute to the welfare of inmates and hopefully help them regain their sense of humanity and pride. We intend to reciprocate these services in several prisons in Nigeria, she stated.
The is also engaged in several initiatives that would help empower women both locally and abroad. More information about this group could be seen on their Instagram page: African women honours island and africanwomenhonoursikeja
The group’s cordinator, further went on to say,Â It was such an amazing experience on sept 30th with the women at the Kiri kiri prison. So emotional! Thanks a lot to our sponsors and the support we received. The women were so happy. They had some training in bag and shoe making by obacouture ltd, sewing basics by little weavers and makeup training as well as acting. The inmates were ready to learn and inspired. Our medical team also supported by providing medical consultancy to inmates.Something they never even thought of. Most importantly they were left hoping for a positive future for themselves after their time at the prison… #womenempowerment #prison #womanhood #girlchild