Who we are

Women’s Board – Educational Cooperation Society is a Nigerian not-for-profit, non-governmental organization working since 1972 for the development of women of any background, ethnic group or religion. The organization was formally registered in 1974 with the Nigerian Companies Decree under the name of Educational Cooperation Society.The Women’s Board is an autonomous division committed to the promotion of women under a Governing Board created for the purpose. It is registered in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Lagos.

Areas of Activity

NGO Capacity Building

Vocational Education

Professional Development

Health Sector Projects

Rural Development & Outreaches

University Residences & Study Centres

Youth & Leadership Programmes

Education on Women and Their Rights

Events

Uzommiri Study Centre

Uzommiri Study Centre is located in the heart of Enugu State close to the Enugu State University and the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus. The activities of the centre are for (but not only) undergraduates. The centre provides the beneficiaries with a balanced formation, in addition to their various fields of study in the University. The beneficiaries are mostly young girls between the ages of 8 to 25 years old. In some cases, young professionals who are at the early stages of developing their career are also beneficiaries. For each age group, the activities are organised to address their needs and to suit their interest.

Testimony

“Uzommiri was the place where I discovered myself. I met people who I hope will be part of my life forever I made very good friends who had a good influence on me. Uzommiri formed me socially, culturally, humanly, academically. In fact, the centre helped me to improve in my grades and I only regretted not attending the study techniques class I heard about in my second year; maybe if I had attended that one, I would have been the best graduating student of my set. I hope to visit the new Uzommiri house whenever I come to Enugu.”