Health and Welfare
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The issue(s) that this project is addressing
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.
The issue that the project is addressing
The children have been sent, often from distant villages, to gain a Koranic education.
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
John Dada oversees this project at Fantsuam Foundation.
This is a fantastic initiative which will make the Fantsuam Academy courses accessible to the sight-impaired with support from VSO and ANWAB/Freedom Scientific (developers of JAWS).