- Phone No: 08064840457, 07080348732
- E-mail Address: email@example.com
Date of branch inauguration: 2021
Chairperson – Mojisola Tijani
Secretary – Laura Akpan
International Day of the African Child 2022
In commemoration of the International Day of the African Child, FIDA Eket Branch embarked on two activities:
- A Radio talk show at Heritage Radio, 104.9fm Eket on the 16th of June, 2022 at 8.30 am
- Visit to QIC Primary School, Eket on the 21st of June, 2022 at 11am.
The Radio program held with the Chairperson, Mojisola Tijani and the Treasurer Ime Edemeka articulating on the theme for this year: Eliminating Harmful Practices against Children: Progress on Policy and Practices since 2013.
The talk bordered on challenges being faced by African Child, the effect and progress on the policies and practices affecting children both in Africa and with particular reference to Akwa Ibom State. The talk also highlighted the many roles played by FIDA NIGERIA in pushing for policies that will eliminate harmful practices to ensure a good and safer environment for the Nigerian Child.
The visit to QIC Primary School, Eket Oron Road, Eket held on the 21st of June, 2022 was a memorable one.
A cross section of children in classes 5&6 and numbering about 100 were made available for the event.
It was a wonderful and exciting time with the children as various topics ranging from what the African day is all about, to topics in academic excellence, self development and confidence were facilitated by members of FIDA EKET BRANCH.
It was a fun and rewarding time with the children who participated fully through the event.
Presentation of Dictionaries to the school and gifts of edibles and school supplies to the children were received with gratitude. It was a fulfilling and successful outing.
FIDA Eket Marks World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, 2022
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Nigeria) Eket Branch ably led by her Chairperson Mojisola Tijani Esq marked the Menstrual Hygiene Day with a visit to three Secondary schools in Eket Senatorial District.
The schools that benefited from this visit were:
Community Secondary School Oruko
Comprehensive high school Okossi both in Urue Offong/Oruko local Government Area and Infant Jesus model Secondary School Oron in Oron Local Government Area.
Partnering with FIDA Eket on the mission tagged #PAD A GIRL was VIFADAD Medical Mission, the team was led by Mrs Comfort Umoren, a Registered Nurse who educated the young girls on menstrual hygiene management during and after their menstrual period.
The FIDA Eket Chairperson spoke extensively on the theme “To create a world where no woman or girl is held back because they menstruate by 2030”
The Chairman NBA Eket branch, Gloria Etim Esq in attendance also threw more light through personal experience on how to manage and care for oneself during menstruation.
The visit was a remarkable one as the girls were enriched with vital information on menstrual hygiene and about 1000 pads were distributed.
FIDA Eket Commemorates International Day of the Boy Child
In commemoration of the International Day of the Boy child, FIDA Eket on the 16th of May 2022 took her Advocacy to two Secondary Schools in Eket Local Government Area.
St Francis Secondary School Ikot Ataku and Government Secondary School Afaha Eket were beneficiaries and focus was on the in boys in SS1- SS3. The Boys were sensitized on this year’s theme Boosting Optimism, Restoring self-worth.
The principals of both Schools were extremely grateful and commended the effort of FIDA NIGERIA EKET BRANCH stating that the visit was a timely intervention and encouraged us to keep on with the mentorship program.
It was truly a successful program because at the end of the session, the boys looked happy and felt loved especially when they received their gifts
FIDA Eket Commemorate International Women’s Day 2022
To commemorate the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Some Exco Members of FIDA Eket Branch ably led by our Chairperson, on the 8th of March 2022, had a talk show at Heritage Radio 104.9 FM Eket, dwelling on the theme “GENDER EQUALITY TODAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW” and also to join thousands of women across Nigeria to register displeasure over the rejection of Bills by the National Assembly.
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
FIDA (Nig) Eket Branch in commemoration of the International Day for Zero Tolerance Against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on Friday 11th February, 2022 held an advocacy walk/talk at URUA NKA MARKET in collaboration with the Eket Local Government Council Supervisor for Health Mrs Ini Ide and other NGOs: Girders Foundation, INKs Foundation and Heartland foundation and other volunteers.
The Chairperson Mojisola Tijani who led the walk /Sensitization spoke at Urua Nka Market, emphasized on the Theme “ ACCELERATING INVESTMENT TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION and intimated the women of their rights, effects of harmful traditional practices/norms of Female genital mutilation and with the vision of WHO on how to jointly bring an end to this crude and obnoxious practice by the year 2030.
Awareness was created on the applicable provisions of the Violence Against Persons Law of Akwa Ibom State, 2020 wherein the long arm of the law will fall heavily on perpetrators.
Interestingly, during interactions, FIDA Eket discovered that many women are ignorant of the fact that certain violation of their rights are classified as criminal offence which includes and not limited to Spousal Battery, assault and Harmful Widow Practices etc. as listed in the VAPP Law.
This was our first Sensitization Walk as a new Branch and our Branch Hotline was made available to the public. The program was very successful filled with rewarding experiences.
FIDA Akwa Ibom Eket Branch Inauguration
FIDA Nigeria on the 26th of Sept 2021, officially inaugurated her 39th branch, FIDA Akwa Ibom Eket Branch.