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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.

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SESOR; Capacity building for Internally Displaced Persons

The Centre’s continuous commitment to providing humanitarian support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) goes from rehabilitation to equipping them with basic survival skills and more. A 2 day training organized by SESOR Empowerment Foundation and Grooming Centre for internally displaced persons was conducted from 20th-21st September 2018 in Aboki Estate Lekki. The training which was attended by the CEO of SESOR and 57 internally displaced persons focused on Financial literacy, Pre Loan Process, Health and Hygiene. The Centre seeks to support and educate internally displaced persons by exposing them to the necessary knowledge and equipping them with skills to survive.

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Support to Sesor to Aid Rehab of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria

Sesor is an NGO working to support survivors of emergencies, especially internally displaced persons through programmes in emergency relief and rehabilitation in Nigeria. Grooming Centre is partnering with Sesor to provide relief materials and psychosocial counseling for IDPs. The Centre has supported Sesor to aid her mission to rehabilitate IDPs and provide food, healthcare services and counselling for them.

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Grooming Centre and Sesor renew support partnership

Friday, 10th of August 2018, was an important day as Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre renewed its partnership support to Sesor Empowerment Foundation (Sesor) by donating ₦10.2 million toward the development of a Safe Day Space Centre and the continuing work of rehabilitating and reintegrating Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Lagos and Benue States.

The focus of Sesor Empowerment Foundation (Sesor) has progressed from highlighting the displacement issues present in the country to seeking ways to provide basic needs and skills acquisition to empower internally displaced women. This partnership, now in its fifth year, is targeted at creating a safe place where displaced women and children can access social support, receive trauma counseling, skill acquisition and adequate health-care as they are nurtured back into the society.

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Speaking at the event, which held at Grooming Centre’s Conference Room in the Head Office Complex, the Executive Director of Sesor Foundation, Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, expressed her appreciation for the “life-changing and humbling partnership” with Grooming Centre. She stated that the support given by Grooming Centre to the Sesor Empowerment Foundation helped Sesor create more awareness of the situation of displaced women and children in Nigeria, which created a catalyst for other partners to come onboard. She further added that the Safe Day Space Centre will help displaced women earn a living, feed better, live better, provide the opportunity to send their children to school, and ultimately, give them a sense of dignity.

While signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the CEO of Grooming Centre, Dr. Godwin Nwabunka expressed his gratitude for the work done by Sesor and pointed out the need for a joint study on the journey so far with Sesor.

Read more about this on the Guardian.