Cedar Seed Foundation has commenced voter education training for targeted 20, 000 persons with disabilities women and youth across FCT and Kaduna states.
The training, supported by United Nations Development Program, reached about 15,000 PWDs women and youth, equipped them with voter education and inclusive electoral processes as at the time of writing this report.
Speaking to Inclusive News Network,INN, Shedrack Danladi Project Officer, CSF, said the group had immediately commenced voter education training after stakeholders forum held on November 8, 2022 and in few weeks three areas councils in the FCT and three local governments in kaduna were covered.
According to him, “As at 23rd November 2022. We have reached about 15,000 PWDs women and youth, equipped them with voter education and inclusive electoral processes.
“We achieved this through our our direct engagement with the citizens in the grassroots and they see the need to be educated on inclusive and credible electoral processes.”
He said “beneficiaries are eager to learn and gain from our initiative. We have a target of reaching 20 thousand citizens and before or by 26th, we will attain that target.
“The project has challenges quite alright but the challenges do not outstand the progress and success recorded. Our major challenge is participants expectations, they do hope to gain monetary benefits at the end of the training but we have managed their expectations.”
Danladi urges PWDs and other vulnerable groups that benefit from the initiative to make good use of the knowledge they are gaining and participate more in electoral processes, to vote and be voted for.
He thanked UNDP for their huge support that is aiding CSF in making impact in the vulnerable groups community.