Empowering women for child development


No less than 150 indigent women in Monkey Village, a shantytown in Lagos State benefited from an empowerment programme organised by the Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO). EVELYN OSAGIE reports.

Esther Alex Bassey lives in Monkey Village, a slum in Lagos. She, with others in her category, could barely make ends meet with the proceeds from the petty trade she is into.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not made things easier. And when she taught there is no hope in hell for a better life, the Centre for Children’s Health, Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) restored her waning hope.

Bassey is one of the 150 beneficiaries of CEE-HOPE Empowered Mothers for Development Actions (EM-MODAS) project.

Committed to the empowerment of women in poor and marginalised communities where its focus is on children’s welfare, the NGO…



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