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FAcE-PaM empowers over 13,000 vulnerable women with agricultural and vocational training

FAcE-PaM empowers over 13,000 vulnerable women with agricultural and vocational training
FAcE-PaM empowers over 13,000 vulnerable women with agricultural and vocational training

The Bauchi-based organization, Forward in Action for Education, Poverty and Malnutrition (FAcE-PaM), has successfully trained and empowered over 13,000 women from vulnerable farming households. This significant achievement was announced by the Acting Executive Director of FAcE-PaM, Ms. Dabis Mwalike, during a press briefing following the opening of a three-day workshop on strategic workplan development.

Ms. Mwalike shared that the organization has provided support to these women with resources such as seedlings, chickens, and goats to enhance their dietary diversity and food security. She emphasized, "With the provision of these seeds, they now have home gardens where they can grow a variety of foods for household consumption and sell the surplus to generate income."

Comprehensive support and vocational training

FAcE-PaM has also focused on household economic strengthening by providing tailoring machines and branding machines, enabling women to generate income and meet their families' basic needs, including education and healthcare. Additionally, the organization has facilitated vocational training and macro enterprises training, promoting income generation and saving culture among the households.

Addressing malnutrition

Malnutrition remains a core focus for FAcE-PaM, with significant support from partners and donors such as Global Affairs Canada, Oxfam, Nutrition International, Alive & Thrive (fhi360), CARE International, and PRO-Health. Ms. Mwalike highlighted the organization's efforts to increase awareness of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition services. "We have created demand for services like antenatal care (ANC) and immunization for children, resulting in improved health outcomes for mothers and their children," she stated.

FAcE-PaM has also conducted food demonstrations using locally sourced foods and provided seeds for caregivers to develop home gardens, further contributing to improved nutrition. Ms. Mwalike reiterated the organization's commitment to reducing malnutrition in the state and emphasized the importance of collaboration with other organizations to enhance the uptake of maternal and child nutrition services.

Commitment to future progress

FAcE-PaM's comprehensive approach to empowering women in Bauchi encompasses agricultural support, vocational training, economic strengthening, and nutrition education. This multi-faceted strategy not only improves the livelihoods of vulnerable women but also fosters sustainable development and community resilience. The organization continues to work towards reducing malnutrition and enhancing the quality of life for women and their families through ongoing partnerships and community engagement.


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