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Lagos@50:AWLO offers free Cervical Cancer Screening

Lagos@50:AWLO offers free Cervical Cancer Screening

In commemoration of the Golden Jubilee celebration of Lagos State,  the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO)   has rolled out its Grassroots Connect Empowerment Project (GCEP),  an initiative of the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) Lagos Chapter, established and deployed to reach out to the less privileged and indigent women in Lagos State, Nigeria.

AWLO as an organization  has ardent concentration on works that uplift the women, equip and inspire them to take up leading roles,  channeling resources towards creating stability and self-sustaining support systems for the less-privileged women in our local communities. This time,  we join hands with lovers of Lagos, a fast growing mega city to empower women resident in the state to celebrate Lagos@50.

Speaking at the press parley on Friday, the Lagos State Chapter Coordinator,  Mrs. Maureen Omeibe stated that the maiden edition targets 200 women resident in Lagos  will be provided a special and free cervical cancer screening and 50 other women from four Local Government  Areas in Lagos will bebeneficiaries of AWLO’s ‘Holding Hands Lifting Up Package’.

“The 50 women will have small scale-businesses set up for them and learn skills at our chosen skill acquisition centers. The following four Local Government areas- Mushin, Ikeja, Kosofe and Oshodi/Isolo are the first set of beneficiaries.

Under GCEP, improvement of women’s health and economic well-being is the primary Objective. To this effect, AWLO has set specific targets and timelines for sustenance and improvement in the standard of living of indigent women across these four local governments in the first edition. Core beneficiaries of this project are strictly poorly placed Women in our society and the right criteria has been set up to make selections void of any form of bias and complacency.

Our partners for now are the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Self-Worth Organization and DEGAB Logistics and we are reaching out to Government Agencies, Individuals and more companies for partnerships and possibly sponsorships.

The continuity of this project is what is paramount to us as an organization and we are doing everything possible to keep this project running in the subsequent years for greater impact.

AWLO is committed to advancing the leadership status of women and Young Women of African descent and her strategic empowerment and development actions and programs connect and impact women across all social strata.

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