Empowering Women, Transforming Communities: Guinness Nigeria’s Plan W Initiative

By Olushola Okunlade

Guinness Nigeria is thrilled to announce the incredible success of Guinness Nigeria’s Plan W initiative, which has recently empowered 250 female nanoproneurs in Oyo State on May 24, 2024.

Guinness Nigeria celebrated the conclusion of the Plan W training recap and asset handover ceremony in Ibadan, reaffirming our unwavering commitment to women’s empowerment and economic development.

Since its inception in 2019, Plan W Initiative has transformed the lives of 1,150 women across Nigeria, providing them with the skills, resources, and mentorship needed to thrive as business owners.

Plan W Initiative offers more than just training; it provides a holistic support system that includes comprehensive workshops, essential trade assets, seed capital, and ongoing mentorship to ensure sustainable business success. In partnership with Sightsavers Nigeria, 10% of the beneficiaries are People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. By the second quarter of 2024, we aim to empower a total of 1,400 women, including 250 more in Lagos State. By 2027, we hope to double this impact, reaching more lives and creating lasting change across Nigeria.

Empowering Women, Transforming Communities: Guinness Nigeria’s Plan W InitiativeEmpowering Women, Transforming Communities: Guinness Nigeria’s Plan W Initiative

Speaking at the ceremony, Adebayo Alli, Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria, highlighted the initiative’s far-reaching impact and ambitious future goals. We were honored to have esteemed guests like Hon. Mrs. Toyin Balogun, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, and Hon. Muftau Olatunde Ogunremi, Senior Special Adviser to the Governor of Oyo State on SDGs, who praised our leadership in driving economic empowerment and social progress.

Plan W operates on a “Triple Win” principle, benefiting individuals, families, and the nation. By investing in women, we enhance employability, boost family incomes, and strengthen Nigeria’s GDP while fostering sustainable business practices.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partners, supporters, and the inspiring women who are the heart of Plan W. Your determination and perseverance inspire us all! Join us in celebrating this milestone and supporting the ongoing journey of empowerment and inclusivity.

Together, we are shaping a brighter future, one empowered woman at a time.

Empowering Women, Transforming Communities: Guinness Nigeria’s Plan W InitiativeEmpowering Women, Transforming Communities: Guinness Nigeria’s Plan W Initiative

 

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