Circuit Pointe is a non-profit, youth-led organization established in 2015 by a young female Nigerian after hearing untold stories of oppressed women, abused teens and victims of traditional practices. We have a 3-member Board of Trustees and 40 volunteer members who are young people between 18-35 years.
Circuit Pointe has since it was established executed a wide range of activities and projects in Nigeria such as initiatives within education and health, rural development, human rights, child protection and campaign against harmful traditional practices. Our mission is to reach and work with young women and girls to empower them, promote women’s rights, help them overcome customary barriers that have negative effect on women and combat gender discrimination through development and implementation of women based initiatives.
We have a good working relationship and support of Traditional leaders, local community groups and networking NGOs. This long lasting relationships and positive perception of Circuit Pointe’s role effectively contribute to the sustainability of our projects.
Our objectives include:
- To promote girl child development, growth & survival through campaigns against harmful traditional practices such as Female Genital Mutilation; menstrual hygiene education and comprehensive sexuality education in Schools.
- To raise the social and economic status of rural young women by strengthening leadership at grassroots, revolving fund schemes, thrift clubs, skill acquisition, micro credits and small scale enterprises.
- To promote the reduction of mortality rate in schools and communities with emphasis on water borne diseases, HIV/AIDS, malaria and sexually transmitted (STIs).
- To reduce the gender imbalance in STEM by igniting interest of young girls in STEM and empowering young women in the area of IT skills and knowledge acquisition through vocational trainings, support seminars, symposiums and workshops.
- To increase food security and reduce malnutrition in children under 5 through strengthening household adoption of backyard farming in communities.
- To improve qulaity of education in rural schools and bridge technology divide through introduction to digital literacy and blended learning.
Our 2017 Report