At Circuit Pointe, we believe that solving issues affecting women and girls are achieved and sustained when women themselves become catalysts for change. To achieve this, we engage in series of diverse but interdependent projects ranging from empowerment initiatives, awareness campaigns and hands-on projects that produce positive ripple effect community-wide, build powerful longstanding alliances with key stakeholders and supercharge women/girls to become catalysts for change.
#Raise 100 Female Techpreneurs in Nigeria
Circuit Pointe Celebrates Women in Tech Week with debut of their Women Empowerment program supported by the U.S Consulate General in Nigeria. Our pilot program, #Raise100FemaleTechpreneurs in Nigeria kicks off this September with 100 unemployed females from low-income background on-board. Focusing on web and mobile application development from a localized perspective, we will be preparing the participants with necessary programming and enterpreneurial skills to bring their viable products/services to the market. In additon, we will extend support to the participants beyond the program period through established networking and collaboration platform
Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation
Sponsored by AmplifyChange Fund, we are on a campaign to end infantile FGM in 4 communities in Ngor Okpala LGA of Imo State, Nigeria. Through advocacy, awareness creation on the dangers and implications of FGM, building alliance with non-traditional FGM allies and empowering endFGM champions, we are breaking the cycle and bringing about changes in knowledge and attitude to the practice of FGM.
Improving Food Security and Nutrition
Sponsored by The Pollination Project (TPP), we are sensitizing young women in Obibi Nguru Community especially mothers with children under 5 on a hybrid small scale farming technique that involves cultivating variety of high value organic crops aimed at ending food insecurity and malnutrition in their homes. In addition, these beneficiaries will participate in our nutrition education session while selected few will be empowered to set-up their own backyard farms and support provided for sustainability.
Improving access to Digital Literacy
With support from OneWorld Foundation, we are improving access to digital literacy through establishing robust digital libraries aimed at bridging digital divide in 2 rural primary schools in Dikenaofeiyi Community of Imo State, increasing access to technology and education for pupils in the Schools and empower these pupils wth qualitative, enriched and craetive education as well actively support teachers in new areas of education.
Uniting generations by photo quilting together
Supported by Hivos Foundation in Netherlands, Our Executive Director, Chioma Ike participated in Age of Wonderland's 100 Days of Learning, a global event that leverages on building network from 100 different locations around the globe so people can speak about what matters to them as citizens of the world, share they feel they can create a positive change, teach and learn from each other. Our Day of Learning was a creative session aimed at building a community mind-set among people of different generations so they can use an engaging activity such as memory quilt-making to build multi-level relationship and promote social inclusion to re-engage members of their families who live and study in socially isolated pockets.
International Women's Day
It's 2018 International Women's Day and we celebrated this promising day with Yoga! During the class, Circuit Pointe team shared the achievements of ordinary women who are playing extraordinary roles in Nigeria. We figured if women see other women in leadership or Taking Action, they will always have the courage to try. We reached 15 women who took on Yoga to appreciate themselves, build their inner strength and confidence. Circuit Pointe thanks AmplifyChange for contributing towards our International Women's Day celebration.