KIND is constructing a 2 tons per day garri processing factory in Ayetoro Ogun state through the sponsorship of the Japanese Embassy.
VOICE MONITORING TEAM VISITED KIND’S INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND WOMEN IN AGRIFINANCE PLATFORMS.
KIND in partnership with Youth Poll Naija, Mentored young women for civic political participation in politics
On 11th of July, 2018 Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, (KIND) in collaboration with Youthpoll Naija organized a one-day summit in Ado-Ekiti themed “Mentoring Young Women for Civic Participation”.
The aims of the event are:
Notable dignitaries who have excelled in their different fields were featured at the event. They include the keynote speaker, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi; Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka, the former deputy Governor of Ekiti State and Mrs. Bimbola Oni, the Executive Director of National Development for Employment.
Representing the civil society were Mr. Rasheed Owonifari, the Head of Administration, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) and Mrs Yetunde Adamo, Executive Director, Women for Change Initiative.
KIND’S EXPOSURE TOUR FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND STAKEHOLDERS
On 10th July 2018 and 12th July, 2018, KIND, under its VOICE Influencing Project themed ENDING VIOLENCE, DISCRIMINATION, AND MARGINALIZATION AGAINST WOMEN AND PWDs IN NIGERIA, proceeded on an Exposure Tour for PWDs in Lagos State. PWD students from Module Cole Childcare and Treatment Home, Yaba, Lagos were taken to Ipakodo Inclusive Primary School, Ikorodu on the first day while students from National Orthopedic Special School, Igbobi, Lagos were taken to Olisa Inclusive School, Mushin, Lagos.
The aim of the tour was to promote inclusive education in Lagos state by exposing policymakers to policy deprivations and institutional barriers faced by PWD students and community.
Stakeholders at the tour included Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Lagos State Ministry of Education, Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA), Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) of the schools, PTA representatives, Disabled People’s Organization (DPOs) and NGOs.
At the end of the programme, the following objectives were achieved:
Hafsat Abiola, Nigerian activist for human rights, civil rights, and democracy was appointed June 5, 2018, as the Executive President of Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative. This is a key step for the global platform dedicated to the economic development and support of leading and high potential African women. The founder, Aude de Thuin, and Hafsat Abiola share their thoughts on this significant step for the Initiative.
Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) is a non-governmental organization founded by Hafsat Abiola-Costello in 1997. KIND was launched in the USA, in January 1998, where it joined other organizations in the Nigerian pro-democracy movement to end military rule in Nigeria. Following the end of military rule in May 1999, the organization was launched in Nigeria.
Our mission is to empower democracy and development in Africa by strengthening organizations and creating initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women, Youths, and Vulnerable People and our vision is an Africa where women are full participants in the continent’s social, economic and political development.