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As part of our efforts to bring our words to action and working with other partner organizations, Our quarterly bulletin shows and gives an overview of what we have been able to do for the quarter in our various thematic areas of Agriculture, Health, Education, Governance and Socio-economic Development.

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UNICEF, introduced the Girls for Girls Project in August 2017 and with support from The Zamfara State Government and Life Helpers Initiative has succeeded in enrolling 4,099 girls in schools.

The project is centered on educating and ensuring that girls are retained in school from the upper primary to Junior secondary school as it is no longer news that female children in the Northern part of the country are not allowed to go to school and even if allowed aren’t retained in schools as they prefer hawking petty things or stay at home for domestic chores.

The G4G project has been designed in such a way that mentors are attached to a group of girls in their schools and meetings are held from time to time to educate them on the G4G manual which contains topics like confidence, self-worth and more.

4,099 girls’ enrollment were spread to 100 selected schools in six Local Government Areas of Anka, Talatu-Mafara, Shinkafi, Kaura-Namoda, Bugudu and Tsafe.

The most interesting part of the G4G is that out of the 4,099 girls, 960 among them were trained on social, vocational and health based issues.

 

 

The Executive Director, Life Helpers Initiative explained in details at the Media dialogue meeting held at Zamfara

We are very much aware of the possibilities; very persuaded that if the necessary conditions girls can emerge from the woods of education depravity and begin to better be set to meet the challenges of their immediate future. Following the enrolment of girls into the G4G Groups, the commencement of the weekly Life Skills development, a 5 days Leadership Training was held for the student group leaders during which key basic leadership skills were impacted to these young girls along with other Life Skills, Health related topics.

 

One key activity was the training of the girls on vocational skills, which could serve as an impetus for the young fertile minds to be self sufficient. Nasara Shittu a 13 years old from Ummu Hattu Mumini Jangeru Shinkafi LGA, took hold of the knowledge on bead making within a short period of time and being determined, Nasara was able to hand make necklaces with beads and earrings from the materials she was given to take home from the training.

Even though Hauwa’u Abdullahi is a 12-year-old schooling at Badamo Model Primary School Jangeru, Shinkafi LGA , she took up the challenge of teaching other girls. She intends to take advantage of the festive period to sell her bead work. Hauwa’u said “I bought stones for the bead work myself through the support I got from my parents but kept the strings from the training to make these colorful beads and I enjoy making them, I’m happy that I know something else aside assisting with house chores and learning ABC’ she concluded.

Hauwa’u Abdullahi

 

For Zaraú Basiru a 15-year-old resident of the same Jangeru community, who also attended the training, a student of Ummu Hattu Mumini IQS, said she mastered more the slippers while the training was going on with a determined mind that with this knowledge she wont walk barefooted to school again. I thank Allah for the G4G Project

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In October 2017, as part of the technical institutional capacity support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Abuja, a 3-day Media/Communication training was held for all LHI Staffs for the first day while the last 2 days were zeroed in on the staffs involved our communication/media related activities.

The training objective was to support LHI in developing a strong, viable and sustainable Communication framework in ensuring that LHI is able to communicate more effectively and efficiently.

A team of 3 came in from NDI, led by Laura Ingalis, an experience Communication Experts with Annabel Ugwoke and Ene Ede from Search for Common Grounds. Sessions were held on Public Speaking, Social Media, Photography, Website development, Newsletters, traditional communications funnel, Style Guide and Building Relationships

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Before now, we are timid and backbenchers but through the various innovative and focused capacity building, women especially Kilgori women are saying, ’no more to just warming the bench. The Kilgori Women Group with technical support from LHI organized an awareness outreach on the 21st Nov 2017 at Kilgori community, Yabo LGA, Sokoto State.

The outreach was aimed at educating, enlightening and engaging the larger communities especially women on their rights and responsibilities as a citizen, voters’ registration, highlighting the challenges women faces with possible solutions and the benefits of their active participation in every aspect of life especially in the areas of health, water, sanitation and education.

The outreach had in attendance Honorable Councilor of the community who commended the women’s effort towards the development of their community also commended Life Helpers Initiative and National Democratic Institute for their great effort in transforming the women in the community. The Honorable Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education graced the occasion in Kilgori on the women’s invitation spoke on the importance of voter’s card and encouraged the women on education.

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