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Grooming Centre and Sesor renew partnership support.

L-R: Chikezie Egbulefu, Head, Special Project, Grooming Centre; Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, Co-founder, SESOR Empowerment Foundation; Dr. Godwin Nwabunka, CEO, Grooming Centre; Nkanu Egbe, Trustee, SESOR Empowerment Foundation, at the MOU signing ceremony.

Friday, February 28, 2020 – Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre renewed its partnership support to Sesor Empowerment Foundation (Sesor) by donating ₦10.6 million towards the continuing work of Sesor’s Safe Day Space initiative, as well as the rehabilitation, empowerment and reintegration of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Lagos and Benue States.

As part of the MOU signing ceremony which took place at the Grooming Centre, Head Office, Ejigbo, Lagos, a cheque donation of N10,662,500.00 was handed over to Sesor Empowerment Foundation by Grooming Centre to support the foundation in its work with IDPs. This partnership, now in its 6th year is focused on the significant efforts by SESOR Empowerment Foundation in providing nutritional & psychological support, financial independence, educational support, housing support as well as recreational facilities for IDPs and their families.

Speaking at the signing, which held at Grooming Centre’s Head Office, the Co – founder of Sesor Empowerment Foundation, Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, expressed her appreciation for the invaluable partnership and support the Centre has provided, through the years, in creating more awareness of the situation of displaced women and children in Nigeria.

While signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the CEO of Grooming Centre, Dr. Godwin Nwabunka expressed his gratitude for the impact made by Sesor Foundation in the lives of hundreds of internally displaced women and children through the years, and reiterated the Centre’s commitment to this cause and the general work of empowerment.



Following the Centre’s realignment, Senior Management and Programme Managers took part in a mini retreat from August 27th – 29th, 2020, to deliberate on strategies to improve productivity, reinforce team building, refocus on core values and redefine organizational priorities for sustainable growth. Key discussions centered on delivering the Centre’s mission within the new normal posed by the pandemic, as well as opportunities for digital innovation. The retreat provided a platform to engage, inspire and brainstorm execution strategies in a relaxed environment.



The Centre’s Code of Conduct was recently amended to cover the increasing scope of activities for staff, detailing ethics, values and norms to be upheld in the areas of Client Protection, Staff Conduct and dealing with Conflicts of Interest. Accordingly, a ceremonial renewal and signing ceremony was held at the Management meeting on September 14, 2020. The amended Code of Conduct will be cascaded throughout the Centre along with the newly distributed Employee Handbook, setting a common ethical standard built on integrity, trust and dedication to govern relationships with clients, colleagues, partners, stakeholders and the general public.