Healing Hands: Mina Endeley

Mina Endeley believes in the power of community. In 2017, she founded Namu Project, a non-profit social enterprise working to improve the lives of people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in Nigeria. Through her work with the Namu Project, Endeley supports women living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps by providing safe spaces to learn a skill, to share experiences and to heal.

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The Namu Project teaches displaced women how to repurpose waste material such as crocheting plastic bags and producing items that could be sold.

Mina Endeley is a medical doctor with specialisations in family practice and public health. She leads outreach programmes teaching simple public health messages, providing free malaria test and treatments,  and sports for health activities with school pupils. Every year, Endeley works with an organisation called African Partners Medical to offer emergency medical teaching and training to health professionals in Plateau State.

Endeley  also works with a charity in the United Kingdom called Adaeze to engage young girls of colour and inspire them to think beyond societal boundaries.  She facilitates and teaches a Masters level module by The People’s Uni – an online MPH programme for low and middle income countries.

Postscript
To mark 16 Days of Activism, I am honouring 16 Remarkable Women who painstakingly work to educate on gender inequality, human rights and putting an end to violence against women and girls.

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