WAELE/ARCELFA: WE’RE COMMITTED TO GROWTH, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT – NAHIBI
The president, Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership in Africa (WAELE/ARCELFA) Otunba Basirat Nahibi has reinstated its commitment to the continuous growth, development and empowerment of women in Africa.
The non governmental organization stated this in a statement to mark their successes in women development in the last 12 years.
WAELE/ARCELFA a child of necessity was founded on May 8, 2004 and registered with Nigerian corporate affairs commission on September 7, 2004. WAELE/ARCELFA was conceived by eight socialites including, Dr Stella Dorgu; Hajiya Aisha Aliyu; Hon Mrs Keziah Agundu; Princess Lizzy Okose; Chief Mary-Anne Adaba; Olori Abiola Agbalajobi; Chief Rachiel Somiari and Barrister Ebere Ifendu.
The statement while reflecting on the achievements in the past 12 years highlighted that WAELE/ARCELFA recently held a summit on: “African Women Economic Empowerment & Political Participation” to encourage women participation in politics in Africa and also to empower women across Africa.
WAELE/ARCELFA in collaboration with Sudanese Women General Union (SWGU) held a peace summit in Darfur region of Sudan where 15 African countries participated.
WAELE/ARCELFA visited South Sudan in October 2010 and met with the First Lady Mrs Kiir and discussed the need for peace in both North and South Sudan after the referendum.
WAELE/ARCELFA recently empowered women in Borno, Akwa Ibom, Aondona, Oyo, Abia, Benue State, Adamawa State, Saharawi Tindouf Refugee Camp Algiers, Cross Rivers State, Gambia, Banjul, Enugu State, Kebbi State, Lagos State, Malawi.
WAELE/ARCELFA donated complete sets of cassava processing machine which were given to the women of Eket LGA. They could only produce 10 bags of cassava weekly manually. But with WAELE/ARCELFA equipment, their production increased to 20 bags of cassava daily; complete sets of palm oil processing machine each was given to the women of Ini LGA and Mkpat Enin LGA. The women in both LGAs could only produce 20 liters of Palm oil daily.