US and Project Enable Africa Unveil Support Programme for Physically-Challenged Female Entrepreneurs
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Project Enable Africa, in a collaboration with the United States Government have officially launched the 2021 edition of Business Support Program for female entrepreneurs and dedicated it to support women living with disabilities in the country.
The programme, in partnership the the US government through its Embassy in Nigeria is designed to provide training, mentorship and create opportunities for business expansion and increased profitability of the female entrepreneurs living with disability across Nigeria.
Speaking to newsmen at the official launch of the new edition dedicated to businesses led by female PWDs, Olusola Owonikoko, the founder and Executive Director of the NGO recalled that the first edition of the programme was launched in 2020, even as it intensified advocacy for their rights in the last six years.
Further explaining why women require this kind of support, the founder narrated that “businesses have an important role to play in advancing gender diversity and inclusion, and when women thrive in business, it has a ripple effect on the family, the economy and the social development of the society at large.”
The Cultural Affairs Officer for US Embassy, Madison Conoley, while delivering a keynote addresses at the orientation program which was held via Zoom, assured that the government would continue to offer adequate support to Nigerians.