ICWYI works to improve the socio-economic status of people in its programme focused states, by providing beneficiaries with knowledge and skills to improve their income and financial management capacities through communty savings. The contribution of ICWYI over the 10 years of its establishment toward empowering Nigerians includes the following:
ICWYI under the NACA and World Bank assisted programme development HIV&AIDS FUND (HAF3) project, distributed sewing machines, generating sets, clippers and vulcanizing machine to 60 Persons living with HIV&AIDS.
ICWYI disbursed re-settlement tools to 140 people comprising of 40 males, 40 female out-of-school youths, and 60 TBAs that benefited in Kaduna and Katsina states.
ICWYI collaborated with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to empower 200 women in Kaduna and Kano states, among whom 30% were physically challenged persons on vocational skills such as bead making, production of local spices, tie and dye, interior decoration, knitting and traditional confectionery.
ICWYI distributed vocational resettlement tools to 450 beneficiaries, comprising of women and youth who were trained on hair dressing/saloon, bead-making, welding, soap making, and cosmetology, confectionery, catering, shoe-making and tailoring.
ICWYI trains 40 Teachers on Family Life and HIV Education (FLHE)
After rehabilitating 20 Kano State indigenes at Kiru Rehabilitation Institute, ICWYI provided the beneficiaries with resettlement tools to aid in establishing themselves in the various trades that they have been trained on.
Through a collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and vocation training consultants, ICWYI trained 210 women, youths, physically challenged and people living with HIV/AIDS in Kaduna and Sokoto States on sewing/knitting; grinding, hair dressing, hair barbing, shoe making, beads and soap making, catering services. Business start grants, tools and machines were presented to the trained beneficiaries.
• 2014 -2017
Under the USAID funded STEER project, ICWYI have trained and empowered 1,000 households and 4,000 vulnerable children with information on six plus one service areas i.e. Health, Nutrition, Shelter and Care, Protection, Education and Training, Psychosocial support and Household Economic Strengthening.
Under the STEER Project, ICWYI trained and empowered 497 project beneficiaries who were trained on Income Generating Activities (IGAs)/vocation such as tailoring, beads making, hair dressing, shoe & bag making, tye & dye, cosmetology, catering, fish farming & poultry farming in Kaduna South LGA.
Under SCI/STEER project, ICWYI established and formed 26 Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) groups comprising of 676 members across 10 communities in Kaduna South Local Government Area. These groups have saved over five million, three hundred thousand (N5.3 million) naira in personal/contributory savings, which have been shared out among members and invested in businesses. This local/community savings structure is to encourage savings culture and improve household incomes among beneficiaries and community members.
I Care empowers 191 people with Micro Enterprise Fundamentals (MEF) knowledge and application skills to be able to manage start-up businesses for improved household income to cater for their family needs