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

Upcoming Events

International Youth Day Celebration

International Youth Day is a holiday created by the United Nations. On this day, people are supposed to recognize the importance and the hard work of the youth of the world and how they have made a difference in our society. It is also a day to promote ways to engage the young people of the world and help them to contribute even more to their communities and to society in general.

Every year, the United Nations chooses a theme for International Youth Day. These themes allow participants to focus their events on a particular area of need among the world’s youth. For instance, this year, the theme of International Youth Day is  “Transforming Education”.

Official Commemoration

The official commemoration to celebrate International Youth Day 2019 will take place online, through video communication technology, and would be held around early August 2019.

It will be organized by the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) of the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and would consider the social development aspects of transforming education to be inclusive and accessible. The event will also seek broad participation online, including from Member States, youth organizations, and academia.