Female and More (FAM) a self-esteem and leadership initiative of Young stars Development Initiative has trained over 2000 secondary school girls across Nigeria and 320 female inmates on self-esteem and leadership.
The Project Lead of the group, Ms Divine Dominion, stated this in Abuja at the end of the 2022 Female and More Summit.
The summit was tagged: ‘Helping young women across Africa build a healthy self-esteem and develop leadership skills so they can pursue greatness and reach their full potential.’
Dominion said the group was able to achieve its remarkable impact in 2022 through smart work and dedication towards empowering young females.
“In our 2022 Social Impact Fellowship, we had 500 women registered with over 100 projects ideas and they were able to implement about 70 projects across Africa.
“Also in reviewing our smart work school outreach program going on in secondary schools across the country, we were able to mentor 2000 girls on self-esteem.
“We have 68 schools currently under our mentorship program, 66 in Nigeria and 2 in Rwanda and we have distributed not less than 660 mentorship handbooks across 28 states in Nigeria.
“We have also been able to mentor about 320 young female inmates on self-esteem and how to pursue greatness after they exit prisons.
“The mission is to empower young women to build their self-esteem, voice and leadership agency in order to reach their full potentials and actively participate in development processes,” she said.
Dominion said the organisation would continue to work to ensure that all girls and young women were self-aware, empowered, and successful in all social spaces in Africa.