NGO Spends N8bn On Projects In Nigeria
The Foundation for Economic Empowerment and Educational Development (FEED), an NGO says the organisation has spent more than N8 billion in executing projects in various communities across the country.
Mr Kelvin Dzeremo, the Executive Director of the organisation disclosed this on Thursday to the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Abuja.
Dzeremo said that the aim of the organisation was to assist in reducing poverty by working with donor organisations in potentially inflammatory communities and situations.
He said that the organisation was executing a project in Zaki biam, Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State which aimed at creating awareness on the importance of good education.
According to him, a lot of children and youths were out of school because of crises that turned some women to widows and children fatherless.
“Our organisation took it upon ourselves to ensure that such children remained in schools.
“We try to let them know the importance of education; we care for their welfare as well as encouraging them to live a better life.
“For the women and youths we encouraged and empowered them with skill acquisition which is helping to fight poverty holistically in the area.
“With these our contributions, the beneficiaries will be encouraged to take charge of their destiny and show also that they are relevant in the society.
“Our efforts I believe will eliminate the possibility of these children becoming a threat to our society and to avoid turning the nation to a restless and violence society,’’ he said.
He said that the fund was used in executing projects in Chukuku community, Kuje Area Council, FCT as well as some communities in Benue State.
He said that with the support of Global Environmental Facility, (GEF/SGP) the organisation was implementing a project tagged: “Mobilising Community Actions towards Climate Change Mitigation’’ in the community.
He said that the community was experiencing the effect of climate change with major manifestation in the decline of their farm produce.
He said that the project was aimed at mobilising community actions to building and increasing the resilience of the people to respond to the impacts of climate change.
The executive director said that the project had achieved in creating strong awareness to the community on climate change and it impacts.
He said that the project had offered a lasting solution to the declining farming outputs, promote climate smart agricultural practices, provide alternative livelihood activities and support fuel wood efficiency.
He said that the organisation was also concerned about the welfare of children, youths and family by ensuring that the children were given good education. (NAN)
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