We noticed women and children were being marginalized especially in Muslim sphere. In addition, the orphans,youths and elderly were being neglected because of their status. We therefore agreed to form a Community Based Organization that would address this problem and ameliorate their situation. (Social development are not at the grassroots level).
Stage of the project
The results of the project so far
1. We have empowered women and youth through social support programs thus have reduced gender-based violence in our locality
2. We have reduced teenage pregnancies through teaching responsible sexual behaviours hence attainment of universal education to girls.
What are specific, distinctive, strong elements in this project?
Empowering women and the vulnerable promotes equality. To begin with, providing food to women and vulnerable during covid-19 outbreak has enabled households to have something to eat during this coviid-19 pandemic. In addition, addressing economic and social needs of women and vulnerable during this pandemic has also reduced inequalities. Lastly, providing and sharing covid-19 information and educating women and the vulnerable has reduced education inequality as they have become aware of covid-19
Which specific lessons, do's and don'ts would you like to share? What would be suggestions for others when preparing or implementing the project in their own city?
Pushing social development goals to grassroots level. Organization hardly sensitize the community on SDG's. Working with the vulnerable and the marginalized in that we provide psycho-social support. Teaching teenagers responsible sexual behavior also makes us unique and distinguishable. Promoting peace and positive co-existence between Muslims and other religions by providing a platform to discuss differences and also understandings these faiths. Promoting sustainable clean and safe environment.
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