LAPO MFB empowers over 19,000 women with social development skills – Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has empowered 19,124 women with social development skills as part of its contributions to the development of social skills especially among women, .
LAPO said this would enable the women to overcome the socio-cultural and traditional inhibitions militating against their progress and realisation of their aspirations.
Its Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, expressed concerns that a lot of women were discriminated against in the society, marginalised and excluded from life transforming opportunities.
She said sustainable development could not be achieved without women inclusion.
According to her, LAPO is committed to the dismantling of structures and processes that encourage discrimination, injustice and violence against women, adding that gender-based discrimination permeates all cultures, and often manifests in laws, policies, and practices of institutions.
It is noteworthy that LAPO has been in the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, promoting legal and policy reforms and supporting projects that empower women economically, she said in a statement.
In the same vein, the organisation has trained 103,437 under its Business Management Training project.
LAPO said the purpose of the training was to enable them manage their businesses more successfully.
“The training is expected to strengthen their capacity to develop long-term vision for their businesses, maintain good customer relations, develop sustainable plans, keep appropriate book of accounts and manage their financial records.