As part of our activities, we support initiatives designed, and developed to foster livelihood and empowerment programmes and activities for the Foundation – targeting children and widows specifically and especially with keen interest in children’s developmental NEEDS.
The Foundation’s plans for widows cover specifically among many other fields as – Agriculture, Vocational Training, and Entrepreneurship. In the field of Agriculture, the Foundation focuses on – planting (subsistence agriculture), cropping, animal rearing and husbandry, vegetable farming, etc.
Extensively, its programme plan & strategy are well captured in our Concept Note, Programme Design, Strategy Plan, and Actions – focusing specifically on economic empowerment, skills acquisition, employability, intellectual leadership & economic capacity building of children, especially with ultimate aim of building critical and creative-minded youths for sustainable development.
In addition to the above, its focuses on:
- Arts & Science Competitions
- Scholarship opportunities
- Library Development
- Staff Training & Development
As part of our projects, the School Development Plans takes centre stage to the Foundation’s plan and strategy, which is being redeveloped and re-planned into a more robust and transformative framework
- Academic – setting clarity of goals and objectives with the following in focus:
- Admission/requirements for academic
- Academic regulations, contact hours, examinations regulations
- Evaluation of student\
- Physical Facilities
- Class rooms, workshops, and laboratories
- Tools and equipment
- Conveniences, water, electricity, etc
- Core teaching staff development
- Service staff
- Technical support
- Administrative support staff
- Staff development
- Funding – needed funds for continuous development and growth to ensure sustainability
The Foundation’s Key Activities are found but not limited to the following areas:
- Support for orphaned children, youths, and widows and the vulnerable as a result of the insurgency
- Conflict resolution and peace building programmes and activities
- Execution of humanitarian support plans, projects and programmes
- Promotion of livelihood support and empowerment for target groups through small and medium business development centers
- Provision of support in – productivity, new skills acquisition, community development, future trends, etc
- Family support programmes
Areas of Interest (for support)
The following areas are identified for support and interventions to help the Foundation meets its growing needs.
- Provision of daily meals (morning (breakfast),lunch, and dinner)
- Provision of scholarships to students – “Adopt a Child”
- Provision of grants to pupils and widows
- Provision of incentives to teachers and school managers
- Supply of school furniture
- Supply of learning and teaching aids
- Supply of books – writing and recommended textbooks at all levels
- Provision of water for all usage – drinkable and other use
- Provision of power or alternative power source
- Provision of staff room (office) equipment
- Construction and equipping of laboratories
- Provision of ICT – hardwares, softwares, telecommunication channel
- Provision of sanitation facilities – toilets
- Training of personnel – i.e. teaching and non-teaching
- Construction of new classrooms (blocks), entrepreneurship and vocational canters – for livelihood development for widows
- Develop irrigation plan for all-year farming practice.
As people acquire more assets they become more empowered to influence and contribute to the society. Thus, as a humanitarian organisation, we are taking steps to improve structures and processes individually and as foundation in improving and building structures and processes that ensure livelihoods and empowerment activities. This will specifically focus on building institutions’ capacity to represent interest of the poor and vulnerable by providing trainings to reduce and bring together different bodies and stakeholders or interests in shaping lasting development and direct other efforts towards elevating the voice of the poor.
Through promoting different vocations and enterprises, our Livelihood Strategies have been developed through a robust plan for the identified groups, especially individuals and women groups and implement options for pursuing livelihood goals. The greater the diversity of livelihood strategies, the higher the household is resilience to the shocks, trends, and seasonality conditions within the vulnerability context.
Thus, we are poised to promoting the underlying conditions that provide the greatest diversity of choice and flexibility in the pursuit of maintaining a livelihood. We focus on expanding access to a variety of capital assets and support the improvement of the structures and processes that shape livelihoods.
The expected or anticipated outcomes of livelihood strategies will include – higher incomes, greater wellbeing e.g. self esteem, physical security, political empowerment, reduced vulnerability, greater food security and /or improved environmental sustainability.