Our flagship skills acquisition programme, trains financially challenged women to be skilled textile artisans, who are knowledgeable about, and able to produce and trade profitably in the best quality tie & dye and batik prints.
The intensive and hands-on workshops epitomize the Foundation’s holistic approach to women’s empowerment, exposing beneficiaries to skills training, health education, financial education, and market access opportunities
EWARE is offered at no cost to participating women and the Foundation works to eliminate barriers to participation by providing all training materials and a well-balanced meal throughout the duration of the training. Almost 300 women have been trained since the programme was launched in 2017. EWARE is delivered in partnership with Nike Art Center Foundation, a leading arts institution in Nigeria.
Post-training, several EWARE graduates have been engaged in a variety of income-generating activities including tie & dye/batik training, trading, textile design and production for some of Nigeria’s leading fashion designers and launching their ready to wear fashion lines.
We deliver entrepreneurship training to women entrepreneurs. The programme is designed to help women entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their enterprises through business and financial education, and peer support. ETWE is delivered in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN).