She said the foundation was empowering and promoting female education and providing educational support to young people through its female students’ scholarship scheme and skills campaigns.
“The Child Rights Act will improve the vulnerability of children in the country and assist their care givers to encourage people willing to assist them.
“We are calling on the government and other stakeholders to implement laws that would protect the less privileged and vulnerable children in the country,” she said.
Obenwa noted that setting up policies and strategies that were inclusive, accessible and affordable for women and children in the country would encourage capacity building across sectors.
She said that the organisation over the years had provided financial assistance and psychosocial support in terms of education to ensure that children were enrolled in schools.
She called on the six Area Council Chairmen in FCT to create a budget line to help address malnutrition among children in rural communities.
The founder said that there was need for civil society organisations, including those working with children and women organisations, to participate in gender assessments to include their needs across sectors.
She added that her organisation was committed to working with government and civil society organisations, to achieve global and regional gender equality and women empowerment in the context of humanitarian actions. (NAN)