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Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays

Every year, ANWEP adopts some needy families in our immediate community for the holiday season. Our focus is typically on single parent families with young children. The goal is to make every one’s Christmas wishes come true. ANWEP collects the list of wants for Christmas and endeavors to provide most items on the list or issue a gift card to enable the family to purchase food and other necessities.

This year, ANWEP  adopted three needy families. Two families in Nigeria and one family in our immediate DFW community.

Here with the ANWEP National President Engr. Ogechi Ugwulebo, and ANWEP Dallas Chapter members Dr. Lynda Mbah M.D. and Mrs. Lola Henniger (Entrepreneur/Owner  Lola’s Restaurant and Lola’s African Market) delivering a $500 gift card to Patrice Gardner and her children in Dallas, TX.

This family still needs a lot of help. There are no furniture in their apartment and no beds. Everyone sleeps on the floor. Patrice also struggles with feeding her children every day. According to her, they visit nearby food pantries daily but most times the pantries run out of food. To donate to help Patrice and her five children buy bedroom furniture, clothing and food, please click on the donate button below.

Empower Girls in STEM

The Association of Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals-ANWEP is a 501(c)3 non profit organization whose mission is to empower Nigerian women to become impactful leaders by forming strategic partnerships to tackle issues that confront women, girls and children in our society. We envision a world in which Nigerian women are role models and champions of change in their lives and society. Our “Empower Girls in STEM” program gives underrepresented groups, including girls and women, a window into STEM careers and builds a network of support and ongoing mentorship for students who are interested in studying and practicing STEM. Our organization is engaged with our home communities in order to leverage the talents we have to the benefit of local students and underprivileged young women. We know that role models and mentors help young women visualize themselves as STEM Professionals and future leaders which is why our mentoring efforts not only provide successful role models for future women in STEM, but also showcase the range of opportunities a STEM education makes possible. 

Statistics show that the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM, are currently dominated by men. Globally, women account for only 21% of researchers working in engineering, physics and computer sciences, while only three Fortune 500 technology companies are led by women. The lack of female representation proves problematic when you take into account that in the next decade, more than 80% of jobs will require technology skills. One thing fueling the gender disparity is that women and girls are denied access to both the education and technology that allow men to excel in STEM fields.  In developing countries the rates of women participating in STEM education or holding a career in the field are far lower. Your donation will help us work to increase the involvement of women and girls in STEM.

Stop Domestic Violence against Women and Children

Domestic violence occurs in every culture, country, and age group. It affects people from all socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds and happens in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships. Children are also affected by domestic violence, even if they are not abused or do not witness it directly. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are also more likely to be abused.

ANWEP, has positioned itself to fill a gap in service by serving victims fleeing domestic violence and homelessness. We have a unique opportunity to open a safe house and you can help! Your donations will benefit victims in need of safety while transitioning to independence. At ANWEP, we provide more than a listening ear. We want to empower the women with information and resources for help.

Along with housing placements, we also provide assistance with advocacy, resources and referrals because many times the issues surrounding domestic abuse are more than just housing issues. We believe that no Man, Woman or Child should be abused in any way, Verbal Emotional, Physical, Sexual or Psychological.

As a 501 (c) 3, tax exempt non profit organization, all donations to ANWEP are Fully Tax Deductible.