Education remains the bedrock of every nation and a tool for the development and transformation of any nation. It is a basic right for every child and remains an instrument for social mobility and hope of attaining the dreams of a child especially the less privilege.
FAcE-PaM works in partnership with international, national and local partners such as Embassy of Japan, Nigeria, ATBU/ETF, etc. to improve formal and non formal education especially in northern Nigeria an educationally backward part of Nigeria. North East Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria happens to be the most backward region in both education and development in Nigeria this is why education remains one of our focal areas of intervention. Along with our strong foundation in education and research, we provide infrastructural development, trainings and capacity building programs, peer education and scholarship for youths with the view to reducing the challenges of education in Nigeria.
The fundamental need and cry of humanity is freedom and equal right. The absence of this leads to disagreement, disharmony and sometimes violent conflict which usually lead to loss of precious human lives and properties, total breakdown of communication and trust on the part of the warring parties.
To ensure that our communities develop there must be peace and harmony to lubricate this development. In this area we do indulge in activities that enhance mutual understanding and reciprocity among communities for sustainable development. Over the years we have been carrying out activities in the areas election violence monitoring and prevention, entrenching human rights, conflict prevention and mitigation as well as mediation activities.
After several years of experiment in democratic rule in Nigeria, the participation of women in the democratic process and their capacity to provide leadership in the country is still very low. The situation is worse in the northern part of Nigeria where the predominant cultures and religious beliefs have further reinforced the exclusion of women and the disabled in political participation. Women and people with disabilities in Northern Nigeria states are under represented in governance, thus undermining their self esteem and excluding them from having a voice in the running of affairs in their states.
To correct this, we engage in activities that discourage discrimination against persons based on their gender. The activities we undertake includes community mobilization, sensitization, advocacy, capacity building, etc aimed at empowering those that are being discriminated against based on gender.
Water is a basic need for human existence. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation facilities kills and sickens thousands of children every day especially in Africa. Accessibility to safe water and sanitation facilities has remained a challenge especially to the poor. There is no doubt that accessible and affordable clean water and sanitation will have a catalytic impact on many aspects of human life.
Thus, in an attempt to address the backlog of water and sanitation challenges in Nigeria, FAcE-PaM has worked with international, national and local partners to mobilize resources for planning, construction, operation and maintenance of water and sanitation services with focus on the poor and underserved in rural communities within Northern Nigeria.
Health they say is wealth however in most rural communities of Nigeria today there are little or no medical services to cater for the people. In places where there are such health facilities they are in some dilapidated state that can not house a health center. Due to this we do embark on community mobilization activities to enlighten people about basic ways of disease prevention which includes HIV/AIDS/STIs, Tuberculosis. We also sensitize them on the significance of Reproductive Health/Family Planning as well as embark on rehabilitation of primary health centers and dispensaries.
The OVC intervention in FacE-PaM is of the key family support initiations of the organization. The unprecedented number of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) is an increasingly visible reminder of the devastating capacity of HIV/AIDS and other factors to destroy families and to leave behind a vulnerable generation of young Nigerians. As in many other African countries affected by HIV/AIDS and other causes, responses to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) have relied upon the extended family networks. Now with increasing numbers of orphans, the traditional social safety net is now unraveling, and the capacity and resources of family members whom are already impoverished themselves, have been over-extended. Minimal social support systems outside the family exist in our society. Even where basic social services are provided, they tend to be largely inadequate. Those children who slip through the traditional safety net often end up in the cities as street children, working children, or living in child-headed households.
In FAcE-PAM, we collaborate with our partners to leverage the sufferings of these children through supporting them with scholastic (Educational Materials), Health/Nutritional Support as well as Referral and linkages to other service providers for supports we do not render. More so, we train their caregivers on income generating activities, better nutrition and livelihood for the improvement of the life of the children.