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Empowering women and vulnerable Youth at risks in rural and urban areas , through education , health , livelihood and sustainable development .


About HIWC

The Centre was conceived and constructed by HADIZA IMAM’s family as “Sadaqatul Jariyah” in memory of late Hadiza Imam, and to support her passion for Women Development and Emancipation.

About Hajiya Hadiza Garba Imam

Hajiya Hadiza Garba Imam was born on November 9, 1959. She attended Shahuci Primary School, Shekara Girls (Senior Boarding) School and Government Girls College, Dala in Kano City. Hajiya Hadiza later attended Kano State Polytechnic, Bayero University Kano and University of Manchester UK, where she studied Adult Education, Women's Health, Education and Development. She spent 26 years of her career at the Agency for Mass Education, during which she served in various departments and capacities involved in women development. Hadiza retired voluntarily in December 2010 as Director, Women Programmes. In her spare time after her retirement, Hadiza was involved in Daáwah, women empowerment, and other philanthropic activities in Kano City and rural areas. Hajiya Hadiza died on Friday, September 25, 2015 following the stampede in Mina, and was buried in Makka, Saudi Arabia. May Allah SWT grant her Aljannat Firdous and bless her entire family. Ameen.

Our Vision

We envision a society full of protected and empowered young women, taking their own initiatives towards self fulfillment and sustainable social & economic development.

Our Mission

To provide adequate information and mobilize women and youth on family life, and population development as well as capacity building with a view to making them contribute positively to the development of their communities.

the Centre is registered with the kano state agency for mass education and accredited by the national business and technical examinations board ( nabteb ) ,

inauguration of the 1st batch of trainees



Learn how to read and write for youth and adults.


Learn skills acquisition such as gardening & sewing.


Learn computer skills such as programming skills.


Learn how to start and manage small business.

Our Team


            1.MALLAM GARBA Y. IMAM               
               2.ALH. BASHIR h. ABDULLAHI             
           3.MOHAMMED INUWA ATTA             
            4.SADIYA A. BICHI                            
           5.AHMED ABDULLAHI                      
           6.YUSUF G.IMAM                             
            7.BiRiJI S. IBRAHIM                       
            8.NURA A. ALKALI                             
             9.HAFSATU M. BABA                          
                10.FATIMA R. MUSA                                


            2.MUHAMMAD RABIU IDRIS             
            3.ZULAIHAT ABDULKADEER             
            4.FATIMA UMAR MUSA                     
5.saratu yusuf                
6.gambo garba                 

mal garba y. imam

Chairman Board of Trustee

alh. bashir abdullahi

Vice Chairman Board of Trustee
Born on 5th April , 1952 at Yakasai , Kano city . He began his primary education at Gidan Makama Primary School,  Kano between 1959 - 65 .
His Secondary education saw him through Rumfa College Kano from 1966 - 70. He proceeded to the Abdullahi Bayero College ( ABC ) / ABU for his Preliminary studies in 1971 -1972 .
His Prelion Certificate saw him through the Institute of Administration , Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria from 1972 -75 when he graduated in the Degree of B.A. Public Admin.
He went for the National Youth Service Corps in Oyo State where he was posted for his Primary assignment to teach at St.Bernardines Grammar School , Oyo . from August 1975 to July 1976 .
He joined the Kano State Civil Service as an administrative officer ( Assistaance Secretary ) in August 1976 . His Carrer in the civil service progressed up to the rank of Director. While in the service of the Kano State Government , he was posted to various Ministries to department and Agencies to many various offices and capacities .
In 1981 he proceeded to the University of Aston in Birmingham where he obtained his Masters degree with Msc Public Sector Management in 1982, from the University in Birmingham , England.
While in the Service of the Kano State Government , he served in various committees  and capacities as member ,secretary and Chairman .
In 1999 he tranfered his services to the Federal Civil Service where he lso served in various offices , Ministries nd Departments as well as in various committees of Government Ministries and departments  as member , Chairman and Board member of some other federal Government Boards and agencies.
On 1st January , 2010 , Bashir  Abdullahi was retired from the Federal civil service as a result of the newly introduced tenure policy in the Federal Civil Service .
He is currently living in retirement with his wife and five Children .

mohammed inuwa atta

Member Board of Trustee
Mohammed Inuwa Atta attended Bayero University Kano at various times graduating with BSc(Hons) Chemistry , MSc Organic Chemistry ) and MBA
 . He was a lecturer/HoD at Borno State College of Education Bama , before moving into banking. He worked with the defunct Continental Merchant Bank plc and Africa International Bank Limited.
Also worked with Nigeria Mobile Telecommunications Limited ( m-tel ) , retired in 2010 as Senior Manager, Human Resources .
He is currently General Manager Famaz Enterprises Limited,Director Starfied Children Academy , Director Uniphase Nigeria Limited and member Board of Trustee , Hadiza Imam Women Centre ..

MURTALA s. muhammad

Creative Media Trainer

Experience Media Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in Studio Camera Operation , Hard News Reporting , Camera operation , Television , and Broadcasting Television . Strong media and communication professional with a Basic journalism certificate focused in Basic journalism from NTA College jos .
Acquired B.A.(LIS) from Bayero University Kano , and a formal  Teacher  at NYSC.
Also a formal Head of Advert Traffic /Marketer/ Programmes  at Daar Communications Plc , Kano Centre .
Currectly a Staff of Hadiza Imam Women Centre  as a Senior Trainer.


muhammad r. idris

Training  Co-ordinator

zulaihat abdulkadeer

Trainer , Garment making

fatima umar musa

Trainer , knitting Section

gambo garba

Trainer , Leather works

saratu yusuf

Trainer , Hospitality/Catering


the following individuals, companies / organisations have supported us


alh.aminu alhassan dantata                                      
        mafita ( A DFID PROGRAMME  )                                               
 ECOBANK NIGeRIA LIMITED                                               
          vDT TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD                                          
           AL - IHSAn FOUNDATION                                                               
STERLING BANK                                                                 
   SAGETO NIGERIA LTD                                                            
AG FERRERO NIGERIA LTD                                                 
SCM CAPITAL MARKETS LTD                                                
KEYSTONE BANK                                                                 
FORTIA WATER ENGINEERING LTD                                      

SILADIMAN LIMITED                                                              

Contact Us

Plot 2338/40, Farawa Layout, Mariri, Kumbotso Local Government, Kano.
Call from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.