Circuit Pointe is a non-profit, youth-led organization established in 2015 by a young female Nigerian after hearing untold stories of oppressed women, abused teens and victims of traditional practices. They have a 3-member Board of Trustees and 40 volunteer members who are young people between 18-35 years.
Circuit Pointe has since it was established executed a wide range of activities and projects in Nigeria such as initiatives within education and health, rural development, human rights, child protection and campaign against harmful traditional practices. Their mission is to reach and work with young women and girls to empower them, promote women’s rights, help them overcome customary barriers that have negative effect on women and combat gender discrimination through development and implementation of women based initiatives.
They have a good working relationship and support of Traditional leaders, local community groups and networking NGOs. This long lasting relationships and positive perception of Circuit Pointe’s role effectively contribute to the sustainability of their projects.
To promote girl child development, growth & survival through campaigns against harmful traditional practices such as Female Genital Mutilation; menstrual hygiene education and comprehensive sexuality education in Schools.
To empower young women in the area of IT skills and support knowledge acquisition through vocational trainings, support seminars, symposiums and workshops.
To increase food security and reduce malnutrition in children under 5 through strengthening household adoption of backyard farming in communities and raising the socio-economic status of rural young women by strengthening revolving fund schemes, thrift clubs, skill acquisition, micro credits and small scale enterprises
To reduce the gender imbalance in STEM by igniting interest of young girls through STEM hands-on learning activities and improve quality of education in rural schools through introduction of digital literacy and blended learning to bridge technology divide
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