Our Strategic Goals
This aspect of our work prioritizes basic education including early childhood education (ECE) and Inclusive Education (IE), promoting child rights and enhancing Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI). Within the school environment, we will also focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Our work in basic education also seeks to increase the literacy, numeracy and life skills of out-of-school girls between the ages of 15 and 19.
Under this theme, our focus is to strengthen the voices of citizens in pursuance of responsive, democratic and accountable institutions (formal and informal). We also aim at promoting women’s and minorities (Fulani) participation in local governance and also ensuring that governance institutions and actors remain responsive and accountable to all sections of society. Other aspects of work in this theme include land rights and sustainable land use Management, access to land and other productive resources for men and women and tackling the binary and partisan posture of youth in development initiatives.
Amidst raid corporatisation and increases in the use and adoption genetic technologies, ecosystem fragilities are heightened. We recognise the dependence of our target groups on smallholder agriculture using basic tools. This aspect of our work therefore seeks to ensure food sovereignty and improved livelihoods. We do this through strengthening the ability of local communities to save and preserve biodiversity, by improving the availability of Seed varieties, and non-timber products through community advocacy and lobbying to influence policy on smallholder agriculture. We know that threats to the ecosystem and by extension livelihoods have implications for all our goals and targets.
Many of the young people we work with are out- of -school children facing limited opportunities to pursue meaningful livelihood options. The main focus of our work in this area has been on apprenticeship. We intend expanding on this to include other job endeavours as young people transition into adulthood.
We have a team of committed and hardworking professionals, volunteers and advisors. In addition, we have a wide network of partners and friends including government agencies, private sector players, other CSOs, donors and funders, and communities. We strive to remain a professional agency delivering on our vision and mission in a manner that maximizes every donor pence lodged with us.