Education

Nigeria has the world’s highest number of out-of-school children. In the north, only 53% of primary school age children attend formal schooling. 25.8% of children between 12 and 17 years have no access to education, 27.2% children between 6 and 11 years do not attend school (UNICEF)

Our Priorities

  • Increase school enrollment
  • Enhance access to education and quality learning
  • Increase community engagement in schooling
  • Train teachers to provide psychosocial support
  • Work with partners to provide livelihood-targeted programmes for emergency-affected adolescent and young adults

Agriculture

Extreme poverty and hunger are predominantly rural, with smallholder farmers and their families making up a very significant proportion of the poor and hungry. Thus, eradicating poverty and hunger are integrally linked to boosting food production, agricultural productivity and rural incomes.

Agriculture systems worldwide must become more productive and less wasteful. Sustainable agricultural practices and food systems, including both production and consumption, must be pursued from a holistic and integrated perspective.

Our Priorities

  • Promote food security through sustainable smart agricultural activities
  • Empower Rural Farmers to help improve their productivity on sustainable basis

Health

Diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria – combined with underlying malnutrition – are responsible for most deaths of infants and children in Nigeria, and one of its highest rates of maternal, child and infant mortality, with 34% of under-five mortality occurring within the first 30 days of life. It has the fourth highest HIV burden in the world and tens of millions of Nigerians still do not have access to clean water and proper sanitation. 2,700 children die everyday from diseases that can easily be treated and cured (NDHS 2013).

 

Our Priorities

  • Community outreach and advocacy on routine checkups
  • Community Mobilization/Sensitization
  • Improving access and quality of integrated HIV services for women and children
  • Strengthen primary health care systems with a focus on community platforms
  • Provide children and families in humanitarian crises with access to quality healthcare services

Youth and Rural Women Empowerment

Inequality in terms of income and opportunities has been growing rapidly and has adversely affected poverty reduction. More than half of Nigeria’s population live in poverty, most of them in the north of the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency and a lack of economic development. The lack of job opportunities is at the core of the high poverty levels, of regional inequality, and of social and political unrest in the country.

Our Priorities

  • Empower youth and women in economic activities, social development and poverty alleviation through skills acquisition programmes.
  • Create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income
  • SMEs support to access finance and business development