Chinwe Lilian Nwachukwu

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: A Proposal to Increase the Transition Rates of Girl's EducationNigeria

Chinwe Lilian Nwachukwu holds a national certificate of education degree in political science and religious studies from the Institute of Ecumenical Education and a bachelor of science in public administration and management from Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

She has championed several programs geared towards alleviating poverty, supporting education, women’s empowerment and health care. Chinwe has attracted several developmental projects to her constituency. In May 2021, she was selected to be a part of the Virtual International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) which allowed her to meet other women in politics and civil society.

Chinwe has been recognized by several international and local organizations for her outstanding contributions to the development of women in politics, girl child education and impactful legislation. She was recognized by the People’s Magazine and Nigerian Delegate Newspaper and named Best Legislator of the Year 2020 by the International Press Center. She is married with two wonderful children. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Community Stakeholder Consultation Forum on Young Girl's Education

This project was a collection of grassroots sessions, campaigns and other activities for community stakeholders on the importance of educating young girls. The stakeholder trainings included traditional rulers, village chairmen, councilors, town union chairmen, youth leaders, local government chairman, coordinators of development centers, religious leaders and market women leaders. There was an initial stakeholders sensitization meeting which attracted 50 attendees, and a following round-table discussion with 70 participants. Other project activities included the training of 20 school-based staff from 10 area schools to monitor the gender gap in enrollment, the formation of a "girls club" at the schools, and the vocational training and distribution of supplies to support the re-enrollment of girls who had left school.

Educate the girls and empower the nation." - Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Chinwe was a participant in the IVLP Project: Women in Politics and Civil Society IRPEUR/NEA/AF, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

Chinewe's exchange experience led to the development of her IVLP Impact Award Project: "My participation in this project has revealed the challenges that young girls are going through in-order to acquire education. I am honored to lead the campaign in addressing these challenges."

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Denver, CO; Washington DC; Jacksonville, FL; Louisville, KT; Minneapolis, MN; Lincoln, NB; Salt Lake City, UT

Country: Nigeria

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