Welcome to African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre
African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre (AFDEC) is a nonprofit organization in Nigeria that provides economic empowerment and supports for creative women and girls in Africa, inspiring them to use fashion and crafts as a means to end cultural violence and end poverty.
At AFDEC, we make fashion functional and responsible, by building local creativity, confidence and skills amongst rural and disadvantaged urban Africans gearing them towards social and economic opportunities available in the creative industries.
AFDEC achieves this through provision of skills training, mentoring and support systems that will help indigenous African women and girls build sustainable micro enterprises that will improve their family income and the well being of their children thereby advancing their role in peace building
The GHAP 2015 program gave me a lot of exposure and opportunities. During my Scholarship year, I gained new skills and confident to host my first fashion show, I got a webpage of my own; developed a professional product label and improved my brand essence. My personality improved greatly too.
I am so glad I joined the AFDEC Family, The community opened my eyes to a world of things I could did better to improve my business. I also made new friends and business partners. I even met my role models in the fashion industry face to face, that alone was dreams come true! Thank you AFDEC