Founders’ Desk

In a nation of over 150 million people, Nigeria is still largely a consumer nation. At a time when the economy is in turmoil, and the need for certain skill sets will determine whether or not we come out on the other side victorious, encouraging women and girls to utilize their hands as tools to create magic that will in turn change the story of their families and communities is very important.

As a big advocate of DIY, I have often wondered how I can share the little knowledge I have about hair care, this brought about the birth of Jungo.
Jungo in fulfulde means hands. The series will run quarterly and our focus will be on teaching various crafts that will make life easier for the average Nigerian woman. We also hope to take this campaign to schools, communities and even the IDP camps.

Each tutor will have 25minutes to run through a project she will be teaching the class. Based on the numbers we end up with, the class will be divided into two small groups to make learning more interactive. We will then have 30minutes of a general Q&A session.
The class will come to a close with vendors/tutors selling these DIY tools/materials and a good old networking tea time.

Farida Yahya