Pathfinders Business Academy Kicks Off for Cohort III

AUGUST 2023-BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. At Pathfinders, we not only believe in supporting underserved women with the necessary resources they need to build successful businesses, we also believe in equipping them with relevant and necessary education that helps them thrive in their chosen business endeavours. For us, this too, amounts to holistic care. To this […]

Cohort 4 of our Pathfinders Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI) is underway

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- Following the graduation of Cohort 3, classes commenced for 20 students enrolled as Cohort 4 in our Pathfinders Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI), a free community literacy initiative for women ages 15+, on June 13, 2023 at our two locations, Faith and Ogba Campuses. Since commencement in June, 5 classes have been […]

‘Project RISE’ Beneficiaries Receive Legal Training and Humanitarian Support from ‘OUR’

JUNE 2, 2023- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. On June 2nd, 2023, with support from Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), five beneficiaries of Project RISE participated in a free legal clinic by two of our lawyer facilitators which informed and educated them on the type of free legal services available in Edo State and where to access them; […]

Pathfinders’ ‘The Freedom Project’ Conducts Food Drive for 60 Beneficiaries

JUNE 22, 2023- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Our quarterly food drive, which involves distributing food items to each of the 60 project beneficiaries, is one of the many ways ‘The Freedom Project’ is tailored to the needs of our trafficking survivors. As a result of the distribution, we help our survivors alleviate food insecurity, as much […]

Pathfinders’ Business Academy Rounds off Classes for Cohort II Beneficiaries

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Following the successful conclusion of Session I of our Pathfinders’ Business Academy (PBA) classes for 60 students on March 17th, 2023, we immediately kicked off sessions for Cohort II with 30 newly enrolled survivor students. We concluded those classes, which focused on interpersonal/personal skills, creative thinking and financial and risk management, […]

Pathfinders Business Academy Rounds Off Classes for Cohort A Students- The Freedom Project

MAY 10, 2023- THE FREEDOM PROJECT. On May 10th, 2023, a month after Pathfinders’ Business Academy (PBA) kicked off with 60 beneficiaries enrolled, the impact of the classes was obvious by the response of the students who participated in a business pitching session to close off their training.  This closing session followed earlier classes wherein […]

Pathfinders Graduates 3rd Adult Literacy Education Program Class

BENIN CITY, EDO- It was an exciting day, as all twenty-three (23) students enrolled in our Pathfinders Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI) concluded their 3-month education course. The students, from our Ogba and Faith campus, were trained in the basics of English and Arithmetic and sensitized on the dangers of human trafficking. These 3rd batch of […]

Pathfinders Conducts Final CCM Working Group Meeting for ‘The Justice Project’

September 28, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Pathfinders organized the final Coordinated Care Mechanism (CCM) Working Group Meeting (WGM) on September 28, 2022, hosting 23 organizations. The CCM, which is the first of its kind in Edo State to coordinate service delivery for survivors of trafficking, is a state referral mechanism initiated by Pathfinders but […]

Pathfinders Conducts ‘We Survived, We Thrive!’ Adaptive Skills Training (Part 2)

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022-BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.  As part of the activities of The Freedom Project (TFP), Pathfinders organised Part 2 of its second Adaptive Business Training for 30 beneficiaries on September 22, 2022. Nigeria’s rapidly changing market economy has been challenging on our beneficiaries whose growing businesses we helped start a few months ago still require […]

Nigeria: Human Trafficking Factsheet

• Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain and is a $150 billion global industry. Two thirds of this figure ($99 billion) is generated from commercial sexual exploitation, while another $51 billion results from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other […]