JOIN OUR BOARD MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS NETWORK AT WIDC

Busayo Obisakin
Posted December 22, 2020 from Nigeria
GIRLS AT WORK

At the heart of WIDC (Women Inspiration Development Center’s work are our supporters. We know that our vision to eradicate Gender Based Violence and to lift Nigeria and Africa out of poverty is big and even overwhelming. The needs are so many and the resources and labourers so few! Yet we are inspired by the changes, the freedom from oppression and the thriving lives out of poverty that occurs every day in the lives of the women and girls we are working with has been giving us ample reasons to remain dedicated to our vision.

Our new initiative “Confident Girls” want to engage and mentor 5000 high school girls between ages 9-18 in the year 2021. These girls would be supported through weekend learning of coding and robotics, summer camping, agency-based workshop and entrepreneurial training to find their voices, express their power and live their dreams, a process of self-discovery that will enable them to become agent of change in their schools, community and visionary leaders that hold their communities in their hands. Nigeria and African girls need their confidence back after COVID 19 Pandemics and Shadow pandemic of sexual and domestic violence that is still raging in the region.

It is well known from experience that when you Empower a girl, you are empowering a nation and girls with dreams become women of vision. Therefore, we are convinced that with a shared commitment towards our goal, we will continue to build Nigerian and African women and girls up with dignity and security to be all she can be.

                                 BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Board of Trustees is responsible for determining the goals, policy, growth and approving the annual budget.
  •  As a group and individually, they are responsible for the activities of the organization.
  • Commit to financial support of WIDC either monthly or annually. To achieve this goal, you can personally raise fund for WIDC or by leveraging personal and professional networks to raise funds, supporting fundraising efforts or events, seeking new grant opportunities, write and review grants, pursue funding opportunities or train and develop WIDC staff in fundraising and grant writing
  • Mentor a minimum of one executive team of WIDC, provide opportunity for staff development and training and help in raising mentors for our girls.
  • Serve as a community Liaison and develop relationship with high level partners, corporation and government. Represent WIDC at external high-level meetings, events, conferences and talks to support WIDC team.
  • Avoid conflict of interest and will maintain the confidentiality of WIDC interest
  • Board Member are expected to serve at least two (2) year team

                                          

 

                                      VOLUNTEERS RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers are critical to mission and growth of Women Inspiration Development Center. Much of our success is attributed to the countless hours contributed by our volunteers. Our new initiative (Confident Girls) relies on teams of dedicated volunteers that will be doing the volunteering work from their home countries like UK, United States, Canada, and several other Asia and African countries. We seek volunteers that can mentor our girls on their journey to become more confident. Also, volunteers with expertise in the area of STEM teaching, Agency Based Workshop, ICT, Computer programing, Robotics, Executive Assistance, Grant Writing, Program Development and Logistics, Social Media Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quantitative Analysis or and other area of expertise you think you can volunteer.

Thank you!

To show your interest Contact us through email: -[email protected]

Check out our work here: www.widcng.org 

 

https://www.facebook.com/widcenter/ 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Hello Dear Busayo,

Great minds think alike. I was just planning to post about needing board members. Thanks for sharing your update, current initiative, and needs, too. You could try posting on idealist.org in the job section, too. Let me know if you need a graphic design mentor, or if I can help:-) Good luck!

Laetitia Shindano
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Chère sœur, Le travail que vous menez pour la promotion des filles est une garantie sûre pour le bonheur de toutes les filles.
C'est ma préoccupation de tous les jours ; c'est pourquoi j'attends m'inspirer encore de votre expérience.

Bon travail
Laetitia

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Thank you so much Laetitia
Love
Busayo

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Beth Lacey
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Busayo, this is very well thought out and structured- no surprise there. I think you will get very dedicated and committed people to join.

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Thank you so much Beth for your encouragement
Love
Busayo

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Dear Busayo,
How wonderful to see this photo of action in your Centre. This is a beautiful call for Board Members, and I wish you all the best in getting the responses and support so deeply deserved.
Deep sisterhood,
Tam

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Thank you so much Mama Tam for being there for us all the time
Love
Busayo

Paulina Nayra
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Dear Busayo,
I love the name of the project “Confident Girls”. It made me sing “I have confidence in confidence” from The Sound of Music. Wish you good luck in your search for board and volunteers. May you find a great team to work with in this noble and life changing project for girls.
Huggs.

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Thank you so much my Sister for your encouragement!
Love
Busayo

Paulina Nayra
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

And I dreamed of you. I can’t remember the context and the conversations. I knew I dreamed of you because your beautiful name was on my mind when I woke up.
Merry Christmas!

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 24, 2020
Dec 24, 2020

WAO! Merry Christmas my dear Sister! Happy celebration for you and your family
Love
Busayo

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Hello, Busayo,

May you find your esteemed Board of Directors, those whose hearts beat like yours. Please keep us posted! May your 2021 be filled with love, joy, peace, grace, and abundace!

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Amen! Thank you so much my Sister. Surely I will continue to report as things will be moving on
Thank you!
Love
Busayo