Participants during capacity building on the use of social media for job creation.
Team visit to displaced Muslim Camp of 2011 post presidential election violence in Nigeria. @ Mando camp Kaduna, where we did healing program for affected children, youths and women
Team Visit to displaced Christian Camp of 2011 post presidential election violence in Nigeria. @ CAN office, Kaduna, where we did a healing program for affected children, youths and women.
Leaving no one behind program-
Motivational, Support and Empowerment Initiative at Kaduna State Rehabilitation center, Nigeria. Where blind, crippled, deaf and dumb youths learns and repairs typewriters/computers, hairdressing, shoe making, tailoring, welding, Knitting, etc. These guys are creative with energies. Leaving No One Behind.
Learning and repairing computers – The blind.
@computer section for the Blind. A girl with a brail.
@.shoe making section with people living with disabilities (vocational empowerment)
@ weaving section.
@ tailoring/sewing section
@ Knitting section
@ Hostel, Life is challenging.
SPORTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE-
We use football to preach and spread social messages while creating awareness and enlightenment. We promote HIV/AIDS awareness among youths through football, promote peaceful coexistence and build resilience to violent radicalization via football too, believing that football is a strong connection point to highest possible number of youths in Nigeria and Africa . This event was tagged “play for peace” football match between communities in conflict and was geared at building relationships and trust.
held from 2/6/2014- 6/7/2014. Competition.
Using Basket to teach peace. This event recorded huge success and was tagged – “Basket of Peace” @Excel School, Kakuri Kaduna in celebration of international peace day 21/9/2015.
REACH OUT TO ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE-
@visit to Jama’a mata orphanage home.
Visit of orphans and widows @ Kachia Motherless home.
visit and donation to Zonkwa Anglican Orphanage Home.
Rescue of three days old baby that was garbage-dumped by a mentally derailed woman in Kafanchan.
And a two weeks old baby abandoned @Kachia road.
Raising Awareness on Radicalization
Working to prevent young people from being radicalized is our priority. We do interacting seminal session @Schools to prevent violent extremism, by teaching youths with skills to conflict resolution and dialogue. This event was to mark International Day of Peace 2016.
Dennis facilitating the session at TBS school, Banawa.
Focus Group Discussions – Grassroot mobilization of youths and women
Women and youth groups in different communities per time are constantly engaged in focused group discussions in the area of Human Rights, Drug Abuse, Peace Building and Family Values, etc.
Governance and Citizen Engagement
Our team promoted peaceful 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, and this was our core mandate. We collaborated and kept youths out of violence, before, during and after the election through this campaign. We did road walk, TV and Radio interviews etc.
Visit to Poorest Poor
Visit to poorest of poor school, Kaduna.
Familiarization with relevant institutions for synergy.
Advocacy visit to National Human Right Commission, Kaduna.
Advocacy visit to Head of Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State
Advocacy visit to head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam of Nigeria, Kaduna State.
Advocacy visit to Kakuri Community Head.
Advocacy visit to Abakpa Community Head.
Dennis Ekwere, our Executive Dircetor brainstorming @ Board Review for development of training manual- Countering Violent Extremism, organised by Cairo Center for Conflict resolution and Peace keeping.
@EgyptWith fellow participants @Egypt.
. Peace Campaign
Campaign to douse tension among citizens. When there was a quit notice given from one part of country to others from the other parts. We use banners and road walks to promote peace co-existence.
Young Community Leaders Initiative
During our monthly mentorship program – Young Community Leaders Initiative.
Peace Building Workshop
All the students say – Peace is Possible. @2017 International Day of Peace at Universal Standard Academy, Nassarwa, Kaduna.
The event was tagged – Catch them young. We used music and dance to educate and promote peace.
Participants told us what are the ingredients of peace.
Global Social Good Hub
Our office served as Kaduna Hub for the UN Global People’ Summit on 22nd Sept 2017. The summit was the first ever online conversation with UN during United Nations General Assembly.
Our team brainstorming for social good and the good SDGs – agenda 2030 possible.
We are Goalkeepers of SDGs.
Familiarization visit from Kaduna State Independent Election Commission to our office.
On SDGs – PLAY THE SIMPLE PART
Localizing SDGs is prime to us.
So we took SDGs to grassroot at Government Girls Secondary School, Kigo Road, Kaduna. To teach students about it and how they can play the active but simple part. But non of the student has ever heard of SDGs in their lifetime before our coming. The teachers never knew what SDGs really are. This program gave them window to know and raised 17 young SDGs evangelists for the school.
Tax Education Program tagged – “when it matters most” @Nasscity Evangel Academy, Nasarawa, Kaduna State, on 12th January 2018. This program was in partnership with Kaduna state Board of Internal Revenue.It was in line with SDG 17.
The program used survey technique on participants, pep-talked on ‘why we pay tax’ and simulation method to allow participants act, dramatize and develop problem solving skill.
There was a break out session and thereafter, groups where able to make creative presentations geared at voluntary tax compliance now and in the future even as they grow up.
60 Participants were drawn from primary and secondary sections.
Thanks to Kaduna State Internal Revenue Board for coming in as observers of the program and for the promotional materials that were distributed to participants.
At the end, we learned from participants that they will be willing to pay tax so that they will be able to enjoy good life as citizens. When young people know on time why they should pay tax, then we can reinvent the wheel. The wheel to hold Government accountable for us by us for our future.
It was fun that worth it!
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS – Know the ABCs
On 1st February 2018, we took the first of its kind Road Safety Awareness Program to Government (Boys) College, Kurmi Marshi, Kaduna.
There are increasing records of road crashes and accidents on our roads. And we feel to correct it is to reach potential drivers today through enlightenment. Even though we all use roads and because emergency doesn’t respect time and age, we stepped down this program.
The program used pre and post survey with 52 participants. It uses simulation to educate and allow participants to critically think out solutions during the break out session.
TRAINING OF COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH VOLUNTEERS
How can we make health care to people in hard to reach communities accessible? That was the rationale for this self help project.
USE OF AGRICULTURE VALUE CHAIN
Group photo of participants during our – Training workshop on Effective Design for Agricultural Business through Agricultural Value Chain.
Group picture of students after our sensitization program on Agric Career Participation. It was opportunity to also form Young Farmers Club at the school.
using drama, music and simulation to register messages on young minds.
Group photo of participants during capacity training of poultry farmers.
PEACE BUILDING EDUCATION (Peace Day 2019)
Engaging young people for climate actions.
Raising climate champions to save the earth for last.