Welcome To Gabasawa
Gabasawa Women and Children Empowerment Initiatives (GWCI) is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing marginalized and fringe families into the mainstream of society, giving hope to the hopeless and the forgotten wherever they are found.
It was founded in 1999 by Mrs. Doris Philip Yaro, a compassionate mother and change agent. The organization’s programs focus on care for the orphans, children in difficult circumstances, victims of terrorism and humanitarian works. GWCI provides care, education, shelter, medical care and food largely to orphans and vulnerable children and the poorest of the poor especially, girl child and the rural women across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
GWCI also focuses on advocacy programs, child-rights protection, and reproductive health for the youths, adult education, vocational training and skill acquisitions programs for human development, and economic empowerment of women including the widows. GWCI is registered as a non-governmental organization in Nigeria under section 590 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 1990; and has tax-exempt status under section 23(1) of the Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) CAP C21.LFN 2004. The CAC registration number is CAC/IT/NO/21842 (September, 2006). GWCI collaborates, partner and network with national and international organizations, government and non-government to achieve its aims and objective. Presentation Page into your personal playground. You can add, remove and edit all this and much more from the Tempera Settings page.
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Following the training of 40 women who were set-up in petty business for income generating activities in 2005, over 3,000 women have benefited from the annual empowerment program of GWCI. By the end of 2009 it was already 540 persons. Among the beneficiaries are women widowed as a result of HIV/AIDS, religious crises and insurgencies. A total of 1,750 widows have benefited from the economic empowerment program of GWCI through training and skill acquisition projects in Kaduna, Maiduguri and Lagos state respectively between 2006 and 2016.
Gabasawa Women and Children Empowerment Initiative’s (GWCI) education scheme which includes paying the school fees of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) including children of the poor, has touched over 1129 children since 2004. Some of these children have graduated from tertiary institutions which include Nigerian universities and polytechnics , while the organization continues to run the programme for other intakes.
(GWCI) promotes health care services through advocacy, awareness creation and education of members of communities and the larger Nigerian society on danger inherent in infectious diseases such as STIs and HIV/AIDs, Ebola, Lassa fever. Others include air and water borne communicable diseases. The organization also creates awareness about sickle cell anemia, asthma, cancer, diabetes and cardiac arrest and the need for the Nigerian Government to subsidize the treatment of such diseases and for the society to improve on their healthy life style.
Gabasawa Women and Children Empowerment Initiatives (GWCI) provide care, support and counseling and also, distribute anti-retroviral drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS. The organization also, collaborates with LASACA and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital to provide support and care to children whose parents are orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
GWCI have distributed relief materials including bed, bed sheath, sanitary materials, cooking stoves, dresses/clothing materials, shoes, food, water etc to the internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee their homes or place of as a result of insurgencies in north-east Nigeria.
The Chibok5 as they are now being referred to, are five of the 273 girls originally abducted by the “Boko Haram” insurgents but who were lucky to have escaped from the Sambisa Forest. GWCI took over the 5 girls, provided them psychosocial support, necessary care, trained them in vocational education, educated them for 9 months before eventually securing overseas scholarship for them to further their education in the USA
What We Do
We are a non – Governmental Organisation in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to carry out Specialised events, activities and advocacies that bring relief, aid, support and empowerment to vulnerable target population falling within its targeted fields of work converage.