About Us

Ladies Empowerment Goals and Support Initiative (LEGASI)

LEGASI is a non-for-profit community based organization launched in January 2017 as the brain child of the founder, Kaltumi Abdulazeez. Over the years she has been extremely passionate about the challenges women and girls face on a daily basis and this created the path way for many of the humanitarian support she and her team have rendered over the years.

In 2015, during her National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in Kiyawa community, Jigawa State, after coming across many families that were displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. She initiated a project for trauma healing and peace mentoring for women and children as well as advocating for community and the state support towards building a local shelter, feeding and clothing for over 2000 internally displaced persons (IDP) to ease the situation of the displaced families which was so pathetic and psychologically dehumanizing.

This won her the State Honors Award from the Jigawa State Government in recognition of the ‘legacy’ she left in the sands of time. This served as the pathway that forged the values LEGASI stand for. Also, in 2018 she received an award for LEGASI for that year from the Woman on Fire (WOF), in recognition to create an enabling environment for the poor and less privileged. LEGASI has partnered with Global Peace Chain towards coordinating peacebuilding activities in Nigeria, where the organization coordinated the National Peace Summit in Owerri, Imo state in May 2019 and also represented Nigeria in Egypt at the African Presidential Leadership Program through the third quarter of 2019.

 

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What we do

Vision: To raise a generation of informed, empowered, educated and financially independent women.

Mission: To positively impact the African Women and Adolescent Girls through effective, innovative, sustainable and time sensitive programs.

FEATURE STORY - 2017, Reawakening Hope for IDP victims of insurgent attacks - Kiyawa, Jigawa Community intervention.

Objectives:

  • Raise awareness and educate others about issues concerning their education, reproductive health and poverty alleviation in the lives of young women and girls.
  • Seek to empower girls with key information on reproductive health awareness, age appropriate sex education and prevention strategies for teen pregnancies and underage marriages.
  • Seek to economically empower ladies through skill acquisition training, Information Communications Technology (ICT) awareness, mentoring, and building strong support networks.
  • Amplify efforts in girl child formal education providing sponsorship where relevant.
  • To forge a strong sisterhood of reoriented and rehabilitated girls building a generation of leading women in business and teaching within their homes and local communities.
  • To provide support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC's) and widows in local communities.
  • To promote gender equality.

Meet Our Team

Kaltumi Abdulazeez
Kaltumi Abdulazeez FOUNDER
 

I am passionate in advancing girls and women's rights in Nigeria.

Kayode Oguntade
Kayode Oguntade PROGRAMME MANAGER
 

I stand for positive masculinity, equality, ICT4D and peacebuilding.

 Alexis Tirado Banuelos
Alexis Tirado Banuelos TECHNICAL ADVISOR
 




Aisha Muhammad Bello
Aisha Muhammad Bello GENDER ADVISOR
 

Creating platforms for women and girls to be aspire to the fullness of their potential.

SERVICE PORTFOLIO

Girl Child and Women Empowerment
Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
Entrepreneurship and Skills Development
Ladies in Information Communications Technology
Education Scholarship Support
Food Supply/Health Care/Fundraising

BUSINESS HOURS

  • Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed