- About Society For Women Development & Empowerment Of Nigeria - SWODEN
We are a non-governmental organisation which focuses on women and young people, SWODEN will design and provide innovative and quality health, educational, economic development and social protection services to its target groups in collaboration with other organisations to improve their quality of lives.
Our focus are on women, girls & children. The groups constitutes a large percentage of our population and mostly neglected in policy formulation and implementations. We design and provide innovative and quality services [i.e. Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, STI, Malaria and TB, Agriculture, Educational and Economic development) to our target groups in both rural and urban communities of Nigeria, This is in collaboration with the communities and other organizations.
Our head office is situated in Kano and branches in Jigawa, Katsina, Nasarawa states and Federal capital territory of the northern Nigeria and working in collaboration with NGOs in Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, and Yobe states to implement programmes. We provide community based services in the fourty-four (44) Local Government Areas of Kano, four (9) LGAs in Jigawa and three (9) LGAs in Katsina, states respectively. These services include among others: Advocacy, capacity building of stakeholders, Awareness creation, qualitative health care services, supply of basic equipment and drugs to health facilities, income generation skills transfer training, provision of micro credit loan to women and youth people to establish of improve businesses, support to public and community schools, support for PLWHAs, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). We work with different groups to create awareness on identified needs, support communities to address issues using locally available human and material resources for ownership and sustainability
SWODEN in collaboration with other organization such as Packard Foundation, CEDPA and The National Agency for the Control of AIDS/WordBank, USAIDÂMARKETS, DFID, FHI/GHAIN/HAS, FHI360, Mercy coorps, J4A, NSRP, ARFH and Jigawa /Katsina/Nasarawa States and FCT Agencies for the control of AIDS to provide services at the community level using different strategies through grants
We have touched lives of numerous number of people in over 10 states we are currently working in. This is in accordance with our Strategic Plan [2013-2016) SWODEN is one of the organizations that received focused and intensive organizational effectiveness services from MSA through Organizational Effectiveness grant from Packard Foundation in 2009. MSA supported SWODEN to design and facilitate a participatory strategic review and planning process that produced the second strategic plan of the organization. This plan articulated a number of programmatic and institutional options for growth and development of the organization. Presently, our staff strength is 47 (full time and part time) and over Seven hundred and eighty five (785) trained/volunteers.
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