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KAZANKA COMFORT

Researcher, Nigeria

 

I am the General Secretary of the Fantsuam Foundation. The organization facilitates access to microfinance and ICT as tools for the alleviation of poverty among rural women in Nigeria. I work closely with the national Chairperson to monitor our projects, providing the professional and logistical support they need. The organisation has many volunteers; it is my duty to recruit and support them in their various capacities.
I teach basic computer skills to girls and women at the Bayanloco Community Learning Centre, and this initiative was awarded the first Hafkin Africa Prize (http://www.apc.org/english/hafkin/2001/2001/).
This aspect of my work is of special interest to me because it provides me a forum to meet with women and girls to promote their access to relevant health, economic and educational information. I am particularly keen on promoting accessibility and availability of relevant information for women’s daily lives in rural communities. This has led our organization to explore partnerships that will facilitate a broad spectrum of affordable low-tech ICT facilities. We are members of the Association for Progressive Communications and African Stakeholders Network of the United Nations ICT Task Force.

Send an e-mail to Kazanka or visit www.fantsuam.org

 

 
 

 

 
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

Grace is an initiative envisioned and funded by
the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), developed by Research For the Future (RFF) and managed by The GRACE Project Voluntary Association
.
Grace est une initiative initiée et financée parle Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI), développée par Research For the Future,
et gérée par l'Association Volontaire Projet de GRACE .