Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a Day to honour the daring, strong, and inspirational women who are fighting for their rights and transforming their communities in the process. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (8 March), SAID is celebrating International Women’s day by announcing its plan in line with its gender equality programme to establish a WOMEN CENTER in Ikenanzizi Obowo, Imo State, Nigeria. In this way, we wish to celebrate the the millions of women tirelessly dedicated to bettering their lives and those of their families and communities. We are in awe of their bravery, strength and dedication, and so proud to be supporting so many of them. Through this Women Center, we aim to invest in families to help them escape poverty forever! generating reliable income to independently support their children and building the foundation for a hopeful future. This is one of the most effective tools you can put in the hands hands of women and girls struggling to make ends meet is job skills training. The goal of the project is to promote leadership, self-confidence and self-esteem through the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of health and education focusing on women, girls and children. Everyone of us is vital supporting women’s financial empowerment and economic independence. The benefits of empowering women financially are staggering– from reductions in child mortality to improved Gross Domestic Profit for the countries they live in. The advantages are also generational. Women invest more of their earnings in their families, improving their children’s health and education. For every extra year of middle school education a girl receives, her future wages can be boosted by up to 20%. This invest will multiple as women pass on their knowledge and skills to others in their communities while supporting the next generation in improving their lives. It’s a growing ripple of success and you are the catalyst. SAID is challenging you to make your support for Women and girls concrete. It is not just enough to celebrate them with words on facebook and other social media. Give generously today and help changing grassroots work to help women and girls claim their economic rights and humanity as equals with men. You can celebrate a special woman in your life today by make a generous donation to non-profits organizations working to give women and girls the respect and dignity the deserve through supporting the worldwide movement for women's rights. Please do not just click like on our facebook, we need you to stand shoulder to shoulder with us for every women and girl. In our next post, we shall inform you in concrete how this Center For Women, to be called SANTA MAGDALENA WOMEN CENTER will operate, its goal and objectives. Here is the sketch of the small building that is to be erected for the activities of the Center. Jovita Keshi SAID, Community Engagement Coordinator