Stand Against Female Marginalization and Abuse, an NGO, has announced plans to educate more than 3,000 women in the fight against female genital mutilation and cervical cancer.
Managing Director and Collector of SAFEMA, Ola Ajibola, while addressing reporters at the second edition of the Miss Enterprise Africa business pageant.
He further stated that the girl child when properly educated can bring many benefits that can lead to sustainable national development.
She said, “The MEA business competition is a women-centric project that will empower women, educate against female genital mutilation, create awareness about the fight against cervical cancer and equip young women of all classes, tribes and religions who would be business mentors. experts”.
“This initiative has been able to reach over 3,000 women of all ages in Nigeria at secondary schools, markets, religious centers and women’s interest groups and this is just the beginning.”
“We want to employ the best industry professionals in startups and entrepreneurship, as well as business development, to train and mentor these women in branding, marketing, sales, etiquette, human management, finance, investment and other activities.
The winner of the grand finale on December 11, 2022 will be awarded N1 million to set up a proposed business and would also get an international trip.
Speaking to our correspondent, the project manager, SAFEMA, Oluwapelumi Adesina, revealed that SAFEMA organized the MEA as an initiative to inspire smart and hard-working young girls between the ages of 19 and 35 who are ambitious, passionate and have start-up or business ideas. they are scalable.
She said, “MEA is a pageant for young, beautiful, culture-oriented and business-savvy women who are looking for legitimate ways to achieve success without compromising their morals.”
“MEA as an initiative of SAFEMA is designed to inspire smart and hard-working young women between the ages of 19 and 35 who are ambitious, passionate and have scalable start-up or business ideas.”