Nigeria and Nearby

Nigerian Based Projects

Community Action Committees (CACs) - visibility

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This is a Fantsuam Foundation initiative.

In December 2010 Fantsuam Foundation contacted  community leaders from the many different districts that they serve. The vision was the establishment or reactivation of a Community Action Committee for each of these districts.

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Rice Project - Visibility

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Fantsuam Foundation is one of three organisations selected.

The Federal Government of Nigeria, in conjunction with the World Bank, are supporting the development of the Rice Value Chain in Kaduna State.

Currently Nigeria imports more rice than it produces, but Nigeria with the right support could produce more than enough to meet its needs, boosting food security and incomes for Nigerians.

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HIV/AIDS Programme - visibility

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Fantsuam Foundation's mission is to eliminate poverty and disadvantage through integrated development programmes. 

Close to 4,500 individuals benefit from Fantsuam's services every year and they recently estimated that over 100,000 people will have benefited, either directly or indirectly, from Fantsuam's Foundation's activities since it was established in Bayan Loco in 2001.

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Child Carer Project - visibility

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Successfully completed. The child carer project targeted child headed homes.  The 50 beneficiaries  were children who had had to assume the adult role of engaging in business activities to provide financially for themselves and younger family members. They received training to help them in the role that they now found themselves in.

The training has two basic components:

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Rumbu (Hausa word for food bank) - visibility

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The Rumbu or food bank is situated at Fantsuam Foundation.

Food from which is given to children to make up for perennial food shortage usually caused by poor food storage facility, poor value chain on produce from widely spread small scale/subsistence farming.

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Feeding the Street Children - visibility

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Known locally as the Almajirai Food Programme.Fantsuam Foundation is feeding approximately twenty street children.

The project is targeting the Muslim children who rely on begging at the local market.

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The children have been sent, often from distant villages, to gain a Koranic education.

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Broadband for Nigeria (BB4N) - visibility

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John Dada is actively involved in this project.

On August 28th 2010 he chaired the Broadband for Nigeria stakeholders Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.

Prior to this John initiated Zittnet at Fantsuam Foundation.

Daily Nutritional support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children - Visibility

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Ongoing: Fantsuam Foundation provides daily nutritional support, in this instance lunch, for 17 OVCs .

These children are highly vulnerable HIV/AIDS orphans from low income families and this one healthy meal per day is vital for their well being

This category of OVCs can also benefit from additional nutritional support if they meet set criteria.

The need is ongoing and if more funds were available more children would be included.

John is financing this project himself. Dadamac is helping it to be more visibile

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Beekeeping - training and livelihoods

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Typically in Nigeria, honey is collected from the wild, and then sold by women in the local markets. It can be contaminated with debris, brownish in colour, and smells and tastes smokey. It is usually sold in recycled bottles into which the honey has been decanted.The honey is used locally as a sweetener and also as an antiseptic.

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