Celebrating Milestones: Adult Education Graduation & Children’s Party Unveiled

The initiation of the Adult Education Program for Basic Literacy on September 2nd, 2023, marked a significant milestone in SLNI’s commitment to empowering women in the Kpaduma community. Designed as a transformative endeavor, this three-month program emerged as a beacon of educational opportunity for 20 women who, until now, had been denied access to formal education during their formative years. On the 18th of November 2023, Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI) celebrated the successful culmination of the Adult Education Program at Kpaduma. This outreach initiative aimed at empowering women through education marked a significant achievement.


The graduation ceremony was a momentous occasion, bringing together the enthusiastic participants, their families, and SLNI representatives. Beyond the acknowledgment of academic achievements, the event recognized the participants’ dedication to self-improvement and personal growth.

Under the meticulous planning of SLNI, the graduation ceremony unfolded as a tapestry of joy, gratitude, and empowerment. The venue, adorned with colorful decorations, echoed with the laughter and camaraderie of the participants who, clad in graduation attire, radiated pride and accomplishment. The Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O), Ms. Hauwa Abbas, and esteemed special guests graced the occasion, infusing an air of significance and honor to the proceedings.

As the ceremony unfolded, interviews became a dynamic platform for participants to articulate their perspectives on crucial societal issues. Conversations delved into the intrinsic value of education for children, shedding light on the profound impact it could have on shaping a brighter future. The participants, with eloquence and passion, elucidated the detrimental effects of early marriage, particularly on the education of the girl child, amplifying the urgency for societal awareness and change.

A poignant segment of the interviews was dedicated to messages addressed to the president, wherein the women fervently expressed their hopes, concerns, and aspirations regarding the education of girls and women. These heartfelt messages served as a powerful testament to the participants’ newfound agency and their commitment to being advocates for educational equity.

Integral to the ceremony was the exploration of plans for the Household Economic Strengthening (HES) money received by each participant. In these discussions, the women unveiled strategic visions for utilizing the financial support, ranging from launching small businesses to investing in their children’s education, thereby embodying the transformative potential embedded in the intersection of education and economic empowerment.

The Graduation Day celebration became a symbol of resilience, community, and the triumph of knowledge over adversity. It affirmed SLNI’s commitment to not only educate but to empower, uplift, and celebrate the triumphs of those who had embarked on a journey toward a brighter and more empowered future. The event served as a testament to the profound impact of holistic educational initiatives in fostering positive change within communities.

Heartfelt testimonials from participants during interviews underscored the impact of the Adult Education Program. Participants expressed profound gratitude for the program’s influence on their lives and families. The testimonials highlighted how the program equipped them with valuable skills, fostering confidence and opening doors to new opportunities.


In conjunction with the graduation ceremony, SLNI organized a lively children’s program. The children enjoyed a festive party filled with entertainment, including a dancing competition where winners were rewarded with gifts. This inclusive event not only celebrated the achievements of adult participants but also provided a wholesome experience for the entire community. The Kids Club activities were designed to engage and entertain the children. Various games stimulated their creativity and social skills. Height and weight measurement exercises were conducted to monitor the children’s growth, aligning with SLNI’s commitment to holistic community development


There was difficulty managing a large number of children during the event, particularly during the distribution of party bags.


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The success of the Kpaduma Outreach Program on the 18th of November 2023 reflects SLNI’s dedication to making a positive impact on individuals and communities. Through education and support programs, SLNI continues to be a catalyst for change, empowering women and fostering the well-being of children.

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Silver Lining For the Needy Initiative (SLNI) is an NGO in special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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