About Us

Breakforth is a faith-based non-profit support organisation headquartered in Ireland. The organisation’s mission is to alleviate poverty and foster sustainable development by empowering Women and Girls, using a holistic approach.

Women and girls are at the centre of our community based efforts to create sustainable development, community transformation, expand economic opportunities and improve basic education and health. We strongly believe that when women are equipped with adequate resources, they have the power to liberate themselves, families and communities from poverty, which in turn results in sustainable development.

Our work is guided by a vision of a just world where every woman and girl experience true freedom and are empowered to break forth  to positively impact society. To effectively advance the interest of the women and girls we serve, we work in partnership with locally based organisations in the regions we operate.

 Our Focus Areas:

• Economic Empowerment
• Girls’ Education
• Violence against Women and Girls
• Leadership and Participation

 Initiatives for Attaining Lasting Change:

• Training and Capacity Building Programmes
• Mentoring Programme
• Education and Leadership Development Programmes
• Communication and Advocacy

Here are the governing and management body that works tirelessly to ensure Breakforth’s organisational potentials are maximised.


Board of Directors

Ayoyinka Owairu

Lucy Peprah

Nobuhle Nduka

Dr Ireti Oghuvbu

Kesiah Mabunde

Grace Okonkwo



Busola Shogbamimu

Adenike Taiwo

Eloise Laventure

Victoria Moffat

Seilina Izabela Istrate

Ibidun Adekoya

Eniola Oke

Myriam Bergin

Victoria Oyewole

Sarah Ekada

Feyisetan Alabi


Executive Director

Adeline Ogunnowo

In order to gain insight and extract lessons learnt for the purpose of possible replication and up-scaling in terms of subsequent projects that Breakforth will be involved in, we have committed ourselves to monitor and evaluate the implementation of all our proposed projects and programmes. The impact our initiatives, programmes and projects have on the lives of the beneficiaries in terms of economic empowerment, labour market prospects, leadership participation level and reduction of gender-based violence.

Since conception Breakforth has empowered over 3,0000 women and girls directly and through our partners in five countries.

Most of the women and girls we serve have shared their success stories with us; inspiring stories of how our projects and programmes have made a difference in their lives. Our entrepreneurship training and micro finance award beneficiaries have found hope and economic opportunities to strengthen themselves, their families, and communities.

Through our Girls Arize Leadership programme, young women and adolescent girls have gained confidence to make informed decisions about themselves and are motivated to participate in leadership role in their schools and also effect positive change in their communities.

We place great value on realistic accountability to our stakeholders; our donors, clients, members, supporters, volunteers and to ourselves as a learning organisation. By monitoring our progress and evaluating our achievements against intended outcomes; we can make adjustments on our current work, learn from experience and build upon successes. Being inspired by the success stories of our programme participants, we seek to continually improve the impact our programme has on the women and girls we serve. We will do this by improving our monitoring and control system to ensure that the progress of the organisation’s projects/programmes continue to be effectively measured and our programmes make an immense difference in the lives of beneficiaries.

Our Mission

Our mission is to relieve poverty and foster sustainable development by empowering vulnerable and marginalised women and girls using a holistic approach.

Ways you can work with us

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