Empowering the most vulnerable and marginalized people
Access To Quality Education
Fight Sexual And Gender Based Violence
Building Stronger Institutions
Addressing Food Security
Streets To Classrooms
Being in a position where we could help kids especially girl-child who are unable to afford schooling with the opportunity to access quality education is a privilege we find fulfilling because we know that many of the goals and dreams we have as a people for development, reduced inequalities, gender equality, eliminating poverty etc. will experience an immense boost when the people are better educated.
Starting the streets to classrooms initiative was to help reduce out-of-school children in our communities across the country, finding and taking as many kids on the streets who are unable to afford an education back to school, funding their education from whatever grade; covering their fees from Preschool, primary up to the tertiary institution. Within 3 years since the inception of the programme in 2018, we have enrolled 2875 children across 10 states away from the treachery of the streets back to classrooms where they can learn and secure a better future for themselves.
Lift Africa started the Safe Spaces initiative with a target of impacting women in rural communities through strategic enlightening and training on personal hygiene, mental health, skills acquisition and adult learning. We engage young girls and women in profitable activities centred around
- Menstrual hygiene
- Antenatal and postnatal care for married women amongst them
- Personal hygiene and preventive measures against toilet infection
- Orientation and sensitisation on the importance of mental health
- Skills acquisition where we taught women how to make reusable sanitary pads and soap making
The Safe Spaces outreach programme after its flagship in August of 2019, has positioned us to make an encouraging impact in communities suffering marginalisation and neglect.
We discovered a peculiar situation in Janduza, a community in Kano State where children have to travel as much as 6Km to a military Barack to get school tutoring on weekends. This challenge was brought to us by a community leader, an NCE graduate who’s passionate about seeking an alternative to the predicament of her people willing to provide volunteer help given her knowledge and ability as an educationist.
We helped with all necessary resources so she can adequately help her community with basic education and not having to travel long distances to get them
We commit a Civil Society Organisation not to just provide charitable means to solving the problems identified in our core areas of focus but long term approach and solutions. We understand that aside from the inability for some children to afford quality education due to poverty, many also face the challenge of no access to education due to the nonexistence of schooling facility around their locality either due to act of terrorism, poor infrastructure or having to travel several kilometres before they access any school.
The Jangirde Drive as it means in Fulani is an open-air learning Initiative we started in 2019 for aid communities bereft of any access to formal education, who many don’t have a single school in the entire environs. With our units of volunteer teachers, we embark on an outreach programme where we teach the children in the communities basic literacy skills of Maths and English as often as once or twice a week consistently over time. We have been able so far to establish an impactful presence in 5 communities of Adamawa and Borno state: Kwaya Kusar, Kala’a, Dikwa, Lamorde, and Micika.
We also were able to enrol 56 girls on vocation training of Tailoring and catering in a standard institute program that ran for 3 and 6 months respective. The vocation Training programme was an offshoot of a debate and quiz competition held at government girls’ secondary school in Kano State where winners and runners ups of 28 each were enrolled in catering and Tailoring vocation training respectively.
In a bid to improve the agricultural value chain as a more lasting solution to the food security challenges facing Nigeria especially in rural communities; we started an initiative in 2020 to efficiently influence the livelihood of local women farmers across four local governments in Kano State training on improve ideas and skills for better agricultural yield at Pre-planting, harvesting and Post harvesting stage. We empowered 280 women across 4 LGA in Kano on our Agricultural/Food Security Initiative – trained on skilled knowledge for improved food processing in a bid to improve and impact overall food hygiene, increase farm yield, better marketing and most importantly boost their livelihood to cater for their basic economic /social needs and family.
- Women were trained in the processing of maize flour, rice flour, and Groundnut oil
- Taught vital lessons on better means of planting, harvesting and post-harvesting, storage, packaging etc.
- Women were further encouraged with the provision of fertilizers, improve machinery, and grants to fund their farm business