Uzima Women Relief Group
International was founded in 2012 by the current Executive Dire Jacobet E. Wambayi. In 2007 she was appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Council on HIV & AIDS. The Council advises the Federal Minister of Health on the Federal Initiative on HIV & AIDS.
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Uzima Women Relief Group International 1s a non-profit organization incorporated in 2012. Uzima is a Kiswahili word meaning wellness. The organization works to alleviate poverty and augment wellness among at-risk populations facing health challenges brought about by lack of access to better economic opportunities. Also, Uzima focuses on medical care and medicines, good nutrition, and education for both women and men with a focus on women empowerment.
• To advance education and relieve poverty of Black (racialized) community members in the Toronto area by providing employment-related workshops and training on resume writing, job interview preparation, job skills training, mentoring programs, and job placement assistance.
• To relieve poverty and advance education in agricultural and farming techniques, and kitchen garden training to poor women in rural communities.
Before the outbreak of Covid 19 Pandemic, Uzima Women Relief International Organization conducted an intensive study in 2017 on "Investigating experiences and health concerns of female genital mutilation among African Women in Toronto, focusing on both women of African descent with and no experiences (such as people who lived with people with FGM) of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and how their health can be improved through education. Since then, Uzima continued to work and advocating for these vulnerable population.