Nigeria and Nearby

Nigerian Based Projects

Sickle Cell - visibility

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This is a project overseen by John Dada and run by Fantsuam Foundation.

The aim is to raise the awareness of this disease both locally and internationally.

To screen 6000 children in the Kafanchan area of Nigeria. (Nearly completed)

To provide psychological and medical support for the sufferers and their families.

Microfinance - visibility

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Microfinance was established at Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria in 2001 following the Grameen model.

Its success has been overseen by Kazanka Comfort and John Dada.

Since it started it has benefited 12,500 individuals directly and an estimated 62,500 additional people indirectly.

ExpLAN and field trials of the Solo

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In 2002 Pamela organised a field trip for Paul Richardson of Explan.  They spent the first week in Abuja meeting with politicians, thanks to Senator Diffa of Bayelsa State. 

Chief Adejumo also joined them in Abuja.  He then guided their trip in Oyo State, in South West Nigeria, where Paul conducted field trials, in extreme conditions, and demonstrated the system to various groups of health workers, teachers, local government officials and others.

Needs analysis for COL

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In 2003 Krishna Alluri of COL (Commonwealth of Learning) asked Pamela to do a needs analysis in Ago-Are. David Mutua and Pamela organised this together.

Meetings were arranged with various interest groups. The outcomes of the interest group meetings were captured in short video reports. This ensured the words of the interest group representative(s) were captured faithfully.

Oke-Ogun Community Development Network (OCDN)

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This is the network that was set up in Oyo State to continue the work of the late Peter Adetunji Oyawale. The commitee was originally called Oke-Ogun Community Development Agenda 2000 Plus - which is what Peter had called his project in Oke-Ogun. Later this name was simplified to Oke-Ogun Community Development Network.

Elderly-Kakas Programme

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The Kakas Programme (‘grandmother’ in Hausa) serves grandmothers that have taken on the role of caregiver to their grandchildren. The majority of their parents died of AIDS and had nothing to leave behind for the care for their children, and there are no other members of the immediate or extended family who are able to support the family. There is no Government support for these families.

Teachers Talking

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Teachers TalkingTeachers Talking (TT) is an introduction to ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for teachers in rural Africa. It is an inservice training course which ran for the first time in 2004 at Fantsuam Foundation.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children - visibility

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Our sister organisation, Fantsuam Foundation, in North Central rural Nigeria, runs an Orphans and Vulnerable Childrens Programme (OVCs) which includes the following:
  • Micro Enterprise Training for child carers: A collaboration with USAID
  • The Street Children/Almajirai food programme

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