In Owerri the Women Fund is grooming young women to form a pool of active female citizens who will engage the polity, lead the awareness on the need for increased women’s representation in decision making and run for office themselves. More than 40 young women of the Federal University of Technology Owerri are currently participating in the project which commenced with a workshop in 2016.

Like their counterparts at the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja; Bingham University, Keffi and Federal Polytechnic, Bida; the young women participated in training sessions on effective leadership and communication skills and are right now carrying out peer sensitization in their schools and communitiesin collaboration with the Student Union Government of the institution. The project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).