WOFAN marks 2015 IWD by “MAKING IT HAPPEN” FOR BOYS AND GIRLS !

 All roads led to THE WOFAN ICT center on Friday 6th March 2015 for the opening ceremony and orientation exercise to introducing  young school levers, youths , women and girls especially from the farmers family and less privileged homes  to appreciating computer and effective use of ICT to provide opportunities for them

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WOFAN partners with health workers to Mobilize 200 communities across Kano, Katsina and Sokoto on increased access to emergency maternal care services.

In an annual end of year coalition meeting (December 2014), WOFAN with targeted partners and health workers from the Ward units of over 200 communities across 3 states of Kano, Bauchi, Katsina and Sokoto,

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240 Women in Katsina and Kano states scale up from farmers to Business Entrepreneurs

First lady Katsina State- Hajia Fatima Shema, donates income generation items to women in Katsina State in the Joint Economic Empowerment Programme between WOFAN and Katsina State Government.

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WOFAN Starts Project to Care for 4000 Vulnerable Children and their families in Kano State

wofan to care for 4000 childrenAs part of efforts to ensure that orphans and vulnerable children in parts of Northern Nigeria access and utilize comprehensive and coordinated services and are able to realize their full rights, WOFAN commenced implementation of  a project tagged “STEER”- in 10 communities of Gwarzo LGA in Kano State at the beginning of October, 2014.

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WOFAN Establishes Schools for Children

In its effort toward Child Education, the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN), has established Group of Schools to among others: -Promote self-discipline, understanding, empathy, co-operation, perseverance and independence.

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HIV/ AIDS Awareness Programmes

WOFAN is also involved in HIV awareness programmes, stigma and discrimination advocacy with Religious and Traditional leaders. 

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WOFAN introduces a mobile tricycle Show Glass (tagged Alfaharin Mata”), to improve hygiene and ease mobility for local women food vendors

Business opportunities for mobile food vendors and small-holder business women got a major lift in Katsina State recently, when the Katsina State First Lady, Hajia (Dr) Fatima Ibrahim Shema joined launched Alfaharin Mata,

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WOFAN and Katsina State Govt Train 150 Women

WOFAN and  Katsina Govt Train 150  Women on Production and Presentation of Pastries and confectionaries to enhance Women  enterprise  and vocational  skills in Daura senatorial Zone of Katsina state.

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WOFAN/ ICRISAT JOINT GROUNDNUT VALUE CHAIN PROJECT has scaled women farmers to Managers of their own businesses

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Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) was established in 1993 as a non-religious, non-political not-for-profit NGO and was incorporated with the Kano State government as a Community Development Association in 1995 and the corporate affairs commission in 1998.

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WOFAN and ICRISAT Kick start a 2 year joint project on Improved Agricultural Value chain system..

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WOFAN (Women Farmers Advancement Network) and ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) have commenced a 2 year joint project on 3 crop varieties of Sorghum, Cowpea and Groundnut.

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World AIDS Day PDF   E-mail

World AIDS Day Activities

The media and a number of NGOS and the general public were invited to participate in the joint rally and peaceful procession organized by WOFAN, Society for Family health (SFH)- Kano,

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WOFAN marks 2014 World Water Day by distributing 56 handpump repair tools to 18 LGAs in Kano and Bauchi state

Considering the fact that clean water is a luxury that remains out of the reach of many especially in rural areas and going by the  2014 world water day theme ”water and Energy” WOFAN, used the occasion

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WOFAN relocates to its permanent site in Kano

WOFAN has relocated to its permanent site in Kano,  along Gwarzo Road, Opposite Bayero University Kano         (BUK )  Newsite gate.

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WOFAN Marks World Toilet Day: Video

WOFAN GROUPS FROM KANO, KATSINA, BAUCHI AND SOKOTO states of Nigeria Collectively Say

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WOFAN and Brown Button Foundation collaborate on safe motherhood issues with support of Katsina state Government

With increased cases of maternal and child mortality, a non-governmental organisation, Brown Button Foundation, recently trained traditional birth attendants in Katsina State on safe birth methods.

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Rural women Farmers in Kano and Katsina States scale up from peasant farming to business cooperatives

2500 bags of groundnut, 500 traditional and modern groundnut oil extraction equipment distributed to 200 women groups across Kano and Katsina state to mark A SCALE UP of women’s project to a more business oriented income generating activities.

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WOFAN Marks World Toilet Day in Sokoto and Bauchi States

 ... Distributes Hygiene Materials, Commissions WASH Water Points and mobilizes Communities to build Ventilated Toilets

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WOFAN marks Nigeria’s 53rd anniversary by Training 500 Women

WOFAN marks Nigeria’s  53rd  anniversary by Training  500 Women from the  34 LGAs of Katsina state on Post Harvest Handling and  vegetable preservation and processing and also making soap from Groundnut oil sludge to improve family income and reduce wastages on a Waste to wWealth Campaign Project for Women.

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Nigeria – WASH project Puts More Power in Women’s Hands

 WOFAN and USAID –support women in Northern Nigeria in addressing water ,sanitation and hygiene(WASH) related challenges in their communities. 

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WOFAN marks 2013 International Womens' Day- 200 Women groups benefitted

WOFAN marks 2013 International women’s Day with Women Empowerment items and Equipment to 200 women in Kano state.

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African Leaders and outstanding Individuals, honoured to mark- Global Peace Day- 11-11-2012

 The Excellence Award Institute -Dubai-UAE in partnership with WOFAN  honored leaders and Individuals to Mark 2012 Global Peace Day  at the Burj Al- Arab Hotel- Dubai, UAE- 11-11-2012

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WOFAN & NMPDC train 150 women groups on Moringa Oleifera (Zogale) products processing ...

 WOFAN in collaboration with the Nigerian Medicinal Plants Development Company Abuja (NMPDC) trained 150 women groups on Moringa Oleifera (Zogale) products processing and nutritious complimentary Baby food making from 3 senatorial districts of Katsina state.

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Cognitive Development Project with Farmers' Children in Pre-School in Kano state

WOFAN has not left out Farmers Children in the Educational sector- .

 In its effort to improve the wellbeing of Farmers and their families WOFAN embarks on a joint educational programme with the communities to promote Early Childhood Development and also to provide safe learning environment to retain girl child and those with difficult situations in schools.

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WOFAN TRAINED female Community Member: Facilitates Hand Pump Repair Training in Bauchi STATE

Gender mainstreaming, which has been built into the Water ,Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project to ensure sustainability, recorded a major success story in Bauchi State recently

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Traditional Leader with a difference!

My People need safe drinking water & we are equal to the Task - Traditional Leader

The Traditional Leader of  Zadawa in Misau LGA of Bauchi State, Malam Ibrahim Maiangwa, showed how important the WASH Project is to his community recently when he personally led the step-down training on hand pump repair

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WOFAN marks 2013 Fathers’ Day in Bauchi State to support WASH project

WOFAN marked the 2013 Father’s Day in Bauchi State as a pilot, with a community level event aimed at mainstreaming gender into development issues while empowering community and showcasing the roles men play as fathers and leaders in the community

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WOFAN & CANDEL Introduce R-Box to Rice Farmers in Djiratawa Community of Maradi, Niger Republic

R-Box is a conservation tillage rice production technology pack that was researched and developed by the CANDEL Company in 2003. To aid food security of rural dwellers

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Musawa LGA farmers moobilsed to explore large scale rice production

WOFAN in an effort to ensure household food security partnered with CANDEL an agro-imput supplier, to mobilize Musawa LGA Farmers of Katsina State into large scale improved rice production. 

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WOFAN & IITA-Kano collaborate to disseminate improved variety

 WOFAN & IITA-Kano collaborate to disseminate improved variety cowpea and soyabeans among rural farmers in Kano and Katsina States of Nigeria

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WOFAN Empowers Rural Women in Kano and Katsina states

Expanded  project on hands on Technology training to 50 women cooperatives in Kano and Katsina state of Nigeria- Jan- Feb 2013.

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WOFAN Awards

WOFAN receives 2014 Rare Gem Award


 

WOFAN BAGS the Outstanding Achievement in Grassroots Empowerment Award for the First Distinguished Nigerian Merit Awards organised by Africa Recruit UK in collaboration with The Network For Women In Agriculture And Environment, at The 3rd Annual African Diaspora Investment Forum. 23rd – 25th November 2006. London, United Kingdom


 

From Left: Dr. Nathaneil George and Salamatu GarbaReceived The Nigerian Leadership Award of behalf of WOFAN


 

WOFAN Honoured for contributing to Positive Change

 

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WOFAN Women and Youths Economic Empowerment Projects

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WOFAN New Office, School and Centers


 WOFAN Statement: World Toilet Day 2013

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Intl Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women (15/10/13) (AUDIO)   Q&A: Clikc to Listen to Audio on Empowering Female Farmers in Nigeria, with Salamatu Garba CEO WOFAN

World Water Day

African Regional Award

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