The capacity building training workshop was initiated by the executive director of the organization, Hajia Halima Saeed Sagito to empower her staff on infographics and mobile journalism. The capacity building training workshop entailed teaching staff how to take pictures and videos that communicate to their audience.
The facilitators for the workshop were Rashid Lancer of Lancer graphics who took the participants through infographics and Mohammed Abdul Rafiu of Sanatu Zambang also took them through mobile journalism and how to take pictures and videos that communicate to their audience.
According to the executive director, the capacity building training workshop was necessary because she needed her staff to be equipped to carry out their new project dubbed: “Women’s Voice and Leadership” project in Ghana.
This project is expected to promote gender equality at all levels in the Northern region and it will be implemented in both Tamale Metro and Sagnarigu district. The components for the Women-Lead project include the economic empowerment of women, mobilization, sensitization, and campaign to end gender-based and all forms of violence against women.
Also, the project seeks to work with policymakers and implementers to influence the implementation of gender-sensitive policies through engagements with duty bearers and stakeholders responsible for women issues. Swida-Gh is a women empowerment Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in Tamale with its core mandate to economically empower rural women as well as empowering girls in communities.
Over the years, Swida-Gh has helped to acquire lands for women to farm, worked with youth groups in the northern region to sensitize and campaign against child marriage, violence against women, and also run mentorship programs for young girls.