Medical Bridges has worked with Delta Woman for the past several years. Their dedication to advancing health care for those in need in the Nigerian Delta area is unquestioned. They have made tremendous advances in numerous areas especially Eye care. They have used the donations we provided to them to great advantage. They have championed woman's rights at every opportunity and seem to have made in roads in areas such as child birth, nutrition, and the education.
I highly commend and recommend their organization.
Director, Business Development
I got to know about Delta Women from the news feed of a friend on Facebook and since that time I began to follow up on the organisation.Their work in Nigeria has impacted greatly on the lives of individuals and communities alike.Of special note is Delta Women´s stand on rape, a crime not yet well tackled in Nigeria.To me Delta Women has come to stay and it is an added voice to the fight for women´s right.
Delta woman has been at the fore front in tackling abuse against women. Doing everything the can to protect the most vulnerable. They have also initiated several community initiative to empower and transform lives despite limited funds. Their impact and profile is steadily rising, there are doing an incredible job.
Delta Women is a very enterprising NGO that does very appreciable and qualitative work for women and youth. Extremely strong and resilient.
Lives have been and are being transformed on daily basis by this organization. What I love most about this NGO is that it goes right at the root of the problem (rural Africa) to confront the problem head-on! Perhaps, all NGO's should borrow a leave from Delatwomen!
I've always been sensitive to issues i find socially relevant like child labor, trafficking and abuse of women and children. Writing about them enabled me to express myself and Deltawomen became the best avenue to do this. It became a means for creating and spreading awareness on these social issues which Deltawomen also espoused. It opened opportunities for volunteers like me to expand our social network and send our message across borders to elicit support and action...and it worked!
Deltawomen not only gave us the freedom to raise and express our issues, but also developed in us a sense of accomplishment for what we truly believed in.
I have been volunteering for this organization for almost two months and half, I do think the organization covers a wide range of issues concerning women's rights, thus having a comprehensive view. This initiative of blogging and analyzing news concerning women's rights worldwide is of utmost importance to raise public awareness and sensitize people on women’s suffering, as well as on women’s rights, therefore, I feel happy to contribute to this project, since I consider it to be a noble cause.
I volunteered here for over a year and I had a fantastic experience. I'm still in touch with several of the volunteers there and I know they are an amazing group of people who are truly working very hard to make a difference!
Deltawomen NGO came to my notice at the hit of the sexual harassment campaign which the leader, Elsie initiated with the target on Higher Institutions in Delta State during which period they also envisaged a mass public rally then came the no-school saga of a community in Delta State. The leader of the NGO, Elsie, has been daring and engaging as she made her vision contagious - so you just can't resist.
Her guts 'shames' some of us - I wished I could do more to assisting her fulfill her dream that has now become issues of public interest - that woman is selfless, when you come to realise she literally takes care of the bills.
I love to contribute for the organization, but I am sure that Delta did more for me than I could possibly think. Now I get to understand more about women's issues and it is great to know that somehow you are helping others. I love to write for the blog and I really hope to carry on with this task. Delta couldn’t be better.
I have been a volunteer with Delta Women since 2011. To me, volunteering on any assignment at Delta Women feels like coming home, a feeling of warmth, strength and courage comes from the immensely rewarding work that Delta Women does. A major prerequisite for me was to see results. I wanted to be part of a movement that would help people, and successfully see that I was helping people. The organization I have been a part of, Delta Women, gave me the chance to do that. I choose Delta Women because I believed in the vision and mission that the organization projected. I also saw in Elsie Reed, the founder, through my research, a sense of deep rooted commitment and perseverance. These were values that I cherish in myself. I elected to volunteer as a Blogger, and I was able to write about women across the world, and slowly evolve into many roles in the organization.
I heard about Delta Women through the United Nations Volunteer website. Before I decided to volunteer, I researched the organization, and thought it was wonderful. It was great to find an organization that defends and promotes women's rights globally. I wanted to be a part of a movement to help my fellow woman. I have been volunteering as a researcher for their blog since January 2013, and it has been a great experience. I have enjoyed my time as a news researcher/blog writer. Not only have I furthered my understanding of issues affecting women today, but it also felt great to be a part of an organization that makes such a difference in women's lives.
In 2011, there was so much issue about cervical cancer, The founder of Delta women NGO sent a mail to me that myself and my poor women from the Ibasa riverside community should come for free test. I was surprised. We came for the test, she personally see to it that we were tested.
After my testing, there was a kind of complication and I needed further tests, the founder of Delta women, paid for the test at Mecure, she paid about $100!!! I began to weep, because I do not have such an amount of money during that period.
What surprised me was that, during the period of agonizing wait to detect what was happening in my cervix, she continued to phone me, to pray for me, she told me that I am a good woman, supporting the cause of the motherless, god will not kill me at this age. Her words were more soothing than the cure itself. In the long run, I was free. I became happy again.
Secondly, our organization organized training for women, it was skill acquisition, Delta women NGO, paid for every participant from DELTA STATE!!!! She paid for feeding for all our women during the training programmes........
Elsie Ijorogu Reed, is a woman that is leading an NGO in Nigeria that must be emulated, she is passionate, a visionary and ethical leader. I will endorse her, anyday and anytime. thanks. I cannot append my name to what is fruitless, Delta women NGO is doing great in our lives in Nigeria.
I am Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale, one of the 15 COADY'S Global Change Leaders for 2013 and Awardee of Emilia Earhart's Women of Courage Award in 2013, I am a kanthari and Voise of our future by World Pulse.