Woman and Youth Empowerment
Over the years, the international community and national governments have stressed the importance of women empowerment. Consequently, various conventions and conferences outlined platforms including the United Nations Convention on women’s rights and development. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Nigerian Government designed various women economic empowerment programmes at the national, state and local levels. In order to compliment government’s effort and bring to bear the impact of the SDG on the barrack communities, NAOWA embarked on a number of activities including the establishment of skills acquisition centres, small scale farming and provision of soft loan to empower women and youths.
The rationale behind this initiative is to further complement the Nigerian Army and federal government welfare programmes to emancipate and broaden the knowledge of soldiers’ wives, youths, widows and the less privileged from ignorance, poverty and diseases in order to redress the prevalent imbalance in the area of education in their barracks and immediate environment. In addition to this, the aim is to contribute to nation building by producing self-employed people who can establish on their own and employ others, by contributing to the societal welfare through the training of the underprivileged and to assist military personnel in acquiring basic skills so that they can be efficient, self-sustaining and self-reliant on retirement.