The Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) recently concluded a National Convention in Abuja where 185 women from all states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were equipped with vital micro-business skills like baking and soap making. The primary goal is to empower these women to support their families, especially their children, by becoming financially independent.
Ambassador Victoria Ihesiulor, the National Chairperson of WOWICAN, highlighted the group’s commitment to empowering underprivileged individuals, including those in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, by providing essential supplies and skills training, in line with Christian teachings.
WOWICAN carefully selected economically disadvantaged individuals from each of the five blocs of CAN and provided them with N20,000 for small-scale enterprises. This effort aims to uplift those in need and exemplifies the group’s dedication to making a difference in people’s lives.
Over several conventions held across different states, WOWICAN has empowered women, reaching out to various communities. They have organized impactful events, including workshops, empowerment programs, and collaborations with organizations like the United Nations (UN) Women and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to advocate for reproductive health and women’s rights.
The recent convention in Abuja witnessed the gathering of over 3000 women from all states, inaugurated by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Dr. Daniel Okoh. He praised WOWICAN’s efforts in promoting unity within the church and uplifting the underprivileged among them.
The convention was a platform to intercede for peace in Nigeria, attended by notable personalities like the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefano De Leon, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, military chief Martin Luther Agwai, Senator Sunday Marshal Katung, and others. These figures were honored for their contributions to human development, peace, and goodwill in Nigeria.
The recipients of WOWICAN’s empowerment initiatives expressed gratitude for the positive impact on their economic status, vowing to continue attending these conventions to show appreciation and inspire others to believe in the commendable work of the women’s wing of the Christian association in Nigeria.