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US Embassy funds local empowerment projects

30 September 2015, 11:05Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The United States Consulate General in Lagos has awarded more than $200 000 to organisations as grants for various social projects aimed at empowering local communities.

The grants, amounting to $253 085, are in support of 30 most outstanding projects out of approximately 300 submissions received. 

The projects will advance the empowerment of women and youth, entrepreneurship, transparency in government, freedom of media, health, human rights, and waste management, among others.

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According to United States Embassy officials, individual award amounts range from $4 200 up to $9 000, depending on the proposed scope of activities.

"We are so proud to partner with such an energetic and creative community of organizations committed to strengthening communities and empowering fellow Nigerians. We wish all of our partners success in the endeavors ahead," the Embassy official said.

The Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, US Embassy Abuja, Maria Brewer, Acting US Consul General in Lagos, Dehab Ghebreab, were present during the presentation of the grant in Lagos. - CAJ News


- CAJ News


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