The UN in her universal declaration of human rights listed amongst the basic, the right to education. We believe every child regardless of his/her social class or gender deserves access to quality education and free in the elementary stage at the very least. We want to fulfill the mandate of getting as many out-of-school children off the street back to the classroom where they’ll be groomed adequately for the bright future ahead of them because education indeed is the most lethal weapon to change the world and liberate a people.
Almost one in every three women and girls have been victims of some form of abuse or sexual/domestic violence at least once a. Sadly, less than 10% of these cases get reported with victims having to suffer in silence as they have to deal with resulting issues like depression, anxiety disorder, unplanned pregnancy, STDs, and many mental health-related illnesses. We are committed deeply to putting every effort in combating this injustice as we innovate support systems to combat these problems through advocacy, awareness program, active help centers for victims.
The progress, peace, and tranquility of any society depend hugely on the strength of the public sector and institutions. We have a humanity-centered mission with the purpose of making society better and habitable for all; where we can all dwell together in harmony, every individual living with hope and a sense of dignity. Our work is also focused on facilitating the building of stronger institutions that serve the needs of people especially the vulnerable and marginalized through our various advocacy and human development initiatives. In doing so, we collaborate with government institutions to ensure improved public service delivery.
The effect of a growing population living in poverty is a rise in hunger and starvation. But the food problem in Sub-Saharan African can be tackled with the introduction of improved science, innovative agricultural methodology, and mechanized farming. Agric still remains the highest employer of labour and a livelihood of over 60% of the African population. Lift Africa Foundation is therefore seeking ways to empower rural communities by solving farming and food-related challenges through smart solutions.
We want to break the peculiar barriers causing the growing rise of inequalities in Africa especially in the aspect of social class, gender parity, or representation in leadership, workforce, and politics. We want to enhance the economic growth of the 112mln Nigerians and 514mln in Africa living in extreme poverty whilst we also promote the socio-economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, and origin.
We believe every human is born with inalienable rights of dignity and freedom. We stand actively in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights document as put forward by the United Nation and will do all to uphold the rights of people where the need arises or present itself. The triumph of evil has always been because of the inaction and indifference of good people – the silence of the voice of justice. Injustice to one is equally injustice to all.
In alignment with our pursuit of building stronger institutions, we create platforms for engaging the key player in government and relevant authorities in profitable dialogues around policy development and implementation that fosters the overall improvement in the livelihood or situation surrounding major social gaps in terms of quality education, child marriage, child hawking, rape, molestation etc.
The Roundtable, whose purpose embodies the aforementioned was held Oct 2020 with the attendance of the Commission for Education, Kano State etc.
Educating the girl child is one of our focus areas and in doing that, we try to address the problems truncating the education of these girls. In furtherance of our project from streets to classrooms which is aimed at reducing the number of out of school children, we organised a roundtable discussion in October to address the girl child emerging challenges pre, during and post covid 19 which came up after a study carried out in 18 local governments of Kano state from surveying and documenting firsthand experiences of girls. The roundtable discussion had in attendance the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB), the commissioners of education, health, women affairs and information, UNICEF and Foreign commonwealth and development office
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