NGOA faith-based Non Governmental Organisation,NGO, Divine Women of Purpose Association, DWOPA, at the weekend, presented some empowerment equipment to some indigent women in the federal capital territory Abuja. The women are those who benefited from the association’s 2015 end-of-year skills acquisition training programme held in Karu, Jikwoyi, Nyanya and Mararaba communities .
Speaking at the well attended ceremony held in Karu, the Chief Servant/ founder of DWOPA, Dr (Mrs) Ijeoma Chikezie, said the training and empowerment which the association gave were designed to meet specific interest areas and aptitudes of the participants to firstly become productive members of the society, become self-reliant, attain happiness, and to reaffirm their self-worth.
Mrs Chikezie expressed gratitude to God for the provision of resources and on the enthusiasm displayed by the trainees, saying that the training was apt and critical for ‘economic development, happy person, happy family and a happy society’.
She disclosed that DWOPA in less than two years of existence had impacted positively in several women and girls in different ways and at different levels.
Impacts made by the organization include assisting several women to discover themselves in the context of their potentials/talents and God’s purpose for their lives- spiritually, economically, marital, and character development and distributing customized exercise books and writing materials for the less privileged in the above mentioned communities.
Also she said DWOPA partnered with three Orphanage Homes (Community Based organizations) in karu, Nyanya and Mararaba by providing food and other life essentials to them.
The Chief servant said that the aim of the association was to provide the enabling environment and opportunities for women/girl child to discover and harness all they were and can be, to impact their generation, adding that that was cardinal ingredient to satisfaction in life and peace in the society.
She explained that DWOPA has laid down a number of future projects to carry out.
In their planned projects, Mrs Chikezie said DWOPA will engage in community based food pantry (cbfp) which activities would include food supplies of various types such as rice, beans and gari, children wears, beverages, toiletries, mattresses and other necessities of life.
It will also construct and equip its Children’s Home.
The founder, therefore, enjoined the trainees to be focused and judiciously make use of the equipment they had received. “You have been empowered to empower others. The association will monitor the recipients to ensure they judiciously make use of the gifts they receive,” she said
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, a Muslim faithful in the group, Hajia Mairo Umaru expressed gratitude to the organisation and promised to impact the skill she acquired to others in her area as a way of effecting positive change in the society.

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