Children & Young People Living for Peace

 

aka CYPLP; is social think tank of young volunteers, not for profit, youth focused civil society organization in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

We are membership based, and recruit members online, then develop them to step change, problem solve and create social values as change agents in their local communities in Nigeria and across Africa. At the heart of what we do is power of imagination.

From 2010 when we began operation, our team designs social solutions that catalyzes, disrupts, activates and empowers citizens through small local programs. We came to help lift people out of poverty through Agriculture as sustainable solution. Use of technology and innovations to spark social change.

We continuously learn , unlearn and relearn creative ways of solving and resolving social problems in local communities with sustainable approaches that stands the test of time.

Recognizing UNSCR 2250 and 1325, we are working in line for a changed world.

Also, recognizing Agenda 2030 our effort is geared at achieving the SDGs together.

Realizing the importance of Agenda 2063; with  mindset of ‘Africa we want’, we shall synergize expertize with other like-minded Africans all over the world to make this Agenda a concrete reality.

Our interest is  peaceful and progressive West Africa. And we shall pursue with zeal for the attainment of ECOWAS Agenda 2020.

We work for the good of most vulnerable children and young people, people living with disabilities including most marginalised groups.

We exist to defend and protect the rights of vulnerables, demand for quality education, access to affordable health care at grassroot, promote water and sanitation, speak up on climate change and our environment, demand for good governance and transparency, affordability and access of internet to the poor, promote youths and women participation in leadership process and rejuvenation of citizens led actions in local communities for social change.


CYPLP has chosen to target the poorest parts of the society, recognizing that these are most vulnerable to violent conflict, abuse and neglect including HIV and AIDS.  We work to localize, translate and interpret what Sustainable Development Goals are to the rural poor. Connecting children and young people to its benefits by simplifying what SDGs is all about to them. We step down global messages for spread and benefits at the grass-root level through sustainable strategies and approaches.

 CYPLP trains and develop school teachers, coaches, caregivers, youth workers etc in the area of  Peace and Conflict Resolution, Radicalization and Violent Extremism, Migration, Child Trafficking, Child’s Rights and Human Rights. We uses sport, music and drama to communicate and  over the years, we  have done several localized social programs that have yielded great impact to the lives of our everyday target group, including drop out of school children.

We  work through schools, orphanages and slums in hard to reach locations, with a core intent to create peace of mind to vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria and Africa.

As social enterprise, we create, develop and implement creative programs geared at creating and accelerating job opportunities digitally for young people especially girls through ICT training skills , capacity building and empowerment.


  To reach out to children on time, to educate and enlighten them on the culture of dialogue, tolerance, patience and love in so that as they grow up they can grow up with it.

 

 


To present veritable platforms of engagement for children and young people in hard to reach local communities in Nigeria.

 



 

 

 

 

  • Research and Survey
  • Focus Group Discussion
  • Studies/ Case Report
  • Independent investigations/Monitoring/Evaluation
  • Data gathering/ Data management
  • Training and Capacity Development
  • Advocacy
  • Concept Development
  • Education and Enlightenment
  • Sport
  • Sexual Assault Referral Center
  • Legal Aid
  • News/Publication
  • Psycho Social Support
  • Social Program Advertising
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Consultancy

 

 

 

 

 

  • Peace building and Conflict Resolution
  • Climate Change
  • Youths
  • Radicalization and Violent Extremism
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Gender
  • Migration
  • Human Rights and Justice
  • Refugees/Displaced camps
  • Hate Speech
  • Good Governance

OUR STRATEGIES

 

 

 

 

  • Seminar/workshop via simulation at schools, etc
  • Music and Dance- Open spaces.
  • Sports – football, basketball, snooker etc
  • Outreach and Publication – Press release, interviews, articles, blogs etc.
  • Road walk and Rallies
  • Production and Distribution of  publicity materials- handbills, posters, stickers etc.
  • Media- Radio and TV jingles,
  • Billboards.
  • Competitions.

Testimonials

 Since my desire to volunteer with CYPLP organization, it has open a lot of opportunities especially my trip to Egypt to represent the organization for a training; Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading to Terrorism. Those whom I met where people I never thought of. My perception of so many things has changed and knowledge increased.

Zainab A’shadleeyah

 


 

 I was reluctant coming for this workshop – “Young Community Leaders Initiative”. I didn’t really understand it, but I encouraged myself to attend and am glad I did. My mindset has changed on so many things. I have learn new things, and old things in new ways. Initially, I thought my community is where I live. But No, this program presented a new dimension to it, that community starts with me, then my family, neighbors, friends and colleagues, including the people we meet each day. And that if we are to change the world, we can influence change from ourselves, to our family, neighbors, friends and people we meet. That was something unimaginable to me and I thank CYPLP Team for this opportunity. I will go out there and be the change I want to see, and change my community. Thank you Mr Dennis for this wonderful initiative.

Sophia I. Okoubulu


“I thank CYPLP for bringing this program – Road Safety Awareness to my school @ Government  Boys College, Kaduna. Before now, I knew some of the things that are taught to us today. But I never knew most of them the way I have now.

One thing I enjoyed about the program was that, it was informative yet entertaining such that all of us were carried along.

I will try my best to pass on this information to my peers and also take to volunteering to drive change in my community. This is best ever experienced program in my life so far. Thank you”.

Kabiru Zakariyya (SS 3byStudent).


 

This program TAX EDUCATION is timely but not everyone will understand it, especially the theme – “when it matters most”. I and my colleagues are happy.  We now know why our parents pay tax and should be paying tax. I am empowered through this program to know that I can hold Government to accountable and demand for open governance and transparency as citizen. My take away is that as I grow, I will pay my tax, and not just pay but pay it into the right source for expected development. Thanks CYPLP Team and please reach  out to others like me too in other schools, so that we can have more voices for amplification in future. God bless.

Mariam Musa – Head Girl, Nasscity Academy.

 


Click Image result for newsletterand read our latest newsletter here-

  1. September/October  2017 – http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Newsletter-sept-2017.pdf
  2. November edition 2017-      http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/November-Newsletter.pdf
  3. January/February 2018-      http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/vol3.pdf

4. April/May 2018 edition –  http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/April_May-Newsletter-1.pdf


To support us


 

 

Talk directly to our Focal Person – Amb. Dennis, on +234 8036464525

Or

Email – dennisekwere1@gmail.com

 

Click and watch video-

 

Interview of participant – Kaduna Agric Business Workshop for youths and women, 2018.