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All you need to know about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or by touching surfaces where an infected person has touched and also when exchanging items or money. So, it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette by sneezing into your elbow, maintain social/physical distance, constantly make use of face mask and remain indoor.

 

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the symptoms and how it spreads.

 

Protect yourself and others from this infection by washing your hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer which you must apply on your hands frequently and avoid touch your face, mouth and nose. Avoid crowded places and stay  at home if you dont have something essential to do and if you have to go out, use your face mask

 

Stay safe, we care about  you..

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Life Helpers Initiative (LHI) is a Nigerian national Non-Governmental, registered in
Nigeria and working in different States of the country especially in North west and
North east.
In pursuit of its organization’s Health objectives, LHI is pursuing a partnership with one
of the development partners in the country, where we shall be conducting a skilled based
training for Health workers in the different Primary Health Center in different wards of
different Local Government Areas of Sokoto, Kebbi and Bauchi States in the following
areas
1. High impact child health interventions in line with the Integrated Management of
Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) strategy
2. Nutrition (Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) and Infant and Young Child Feeding
(IYCF)
3. Malaria case management (IPT, mRDT and treatment)
4. Routine immunization and microplanning
To ensure an effective and efficient training outcome, LHI will likely open an office in
Bauchi, therefore LHI is seeking qualified male or female individuals for the following
positions
1. State Team Lead.
2. Program Officer
3. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
4. Finance & Admin Officer
Interested individuals are requested to forward their application and current CV on or
before 25th Feb 2020 to
recruitment@lhinigeria.org (RECRUITMENT@LHINIGERIA) and copy,
becky@lhinigeria.org
This request is both for internal and external candidates. Your application subject
should please indicate the position being applied for. Kindly note that it is only
qualified application that shall be contacted further.
LHI is a gender friendly organisation, qualified women are encouraged to apply

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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.

please click the download link below.

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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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