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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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With the support of the USAID through National Democratic Institute (NDI) Abuja, in partnership with Life Helpers Initiative (LHI), the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWAC) organized a day meeting along with other critical stakeholders to develop the Terms of Reference for the position of a Women Desk Officer in the Local Government level on the 7th December 2017 at the Women Development Center Sokoto

 

The Women Desk Office is one of the key project desired outcome as we implement the Increasing Women Participation in local governance through Advocacy under the Electoral Empowerment Civil Society Project; the position is designed to support the aggregation of the needs of women, children anf people with special needs at the local in line with the Draft Sokoto State Gender Policy which is currently waiting for approval.

 

Key stakeholders at the meeting included Hajia Kulu A. Sifawa (Hon Comm. MoWAC), Hajia Aisha Dantsoho (Perm Sec. MoWAC), Mallam Aliyu Abubakar Tureta(Hon. Chairman Rabah LG), Mal. Salisu L. (Hon. Chairman Tureta LG), Dr Kulu Haruna, former Commissioner of Education, Prof Aisha Madawaki Isah MFR, former Commissioner, MoWAC. There were others in attendance such as distinguished honourable members of the House of Assembly, NDI Country Director, Mr Aubrey and Annabel Ugwoke Program Officer NDI, LHI team.

 

Key component of the ToR include goal of the position, Objectives, Key Duties & Responsibilities, Qualifications & other key desirables, Reporting mechanism.

 

 

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It is my pleasure to heartily present to you, our annual report for the year 2016. The year under review has been very eventful; strong leap in our community efforts, strong internal changes to our structure and the process to redefine our thrust began.

Life Helpers Initiative (LHI) is a regional based non-governmental organization headquartered in Sokoto State, north west Nigeria. The organization is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja with CAC/IT/NO 25323, basically aims to see where Children, Youths, Women and Communities are empowered to live maximally in all aspects of life, socially, and health and economically through training, advocacy, community development initiatives, community mobilization and socio- economic development initiatives

below is the 2016 annual report ready for perusal

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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LHI Must Launch Higher and Stronger – BOT Chairman

Life Helpers Initiative, BOT chairman, Engr Godfrey Mayuku, has stated that Life Helpers must launch stronger and higher in its delivery of quality service that ensures wholesome human and community development. BOT chairman, Engr Godfrey, who is also an engineer with Chevron Nigeria, stated this during the interactive meeting held with staff
members just before the Annual BOT meeting of the organisation commenced.

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Read the full article and other articles in September 2013 Edition of Helpers

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It is my pleasure to heartily present to you, our annual report for the year 2013. The year under review has been very eventful; strong leap in our community efforts, strong internal changes to our structure and the process to redefine our thrust began.

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Life Helpers Initiative (LHI) is a community based non-governmental organization based in Sokoto State, Nigeria. The organization is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja with CAC/IT/NO 25323, basically aims to see where Children, Youths, Women and Communities are empowered to live maximally in all aspects of life, socially, and health and economically through training, advocacy, community development initiatives, community mobilization and socio- economic development initiatives

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So far, so good is a popular phrase, however, I will like to say so far, so interesting. The opportunity to add to individual lives, families and communities is always a cherished privilege for us at Life Helpers. And as 2013 roll off, we will like to appreciate our friends and partners. You believe in us, your financial supports and grants gave us possibilities and opportunities to do what we love to do and all we were able to do. Thank you.

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We like to appreciate our government partners and officials for creating an enabling environment to work; the traditional, community and religious leaders for your supports, which are immeasurable and valuable. I will like to acknowledge LHI’s staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts, sacrifices and courage that has made the yeat 2013 so fruitful.

Read the full article and other articles in January 2013 Edition of Helpers Digest now by clicking on the image below to download and view in PDF.

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Women Development In ProgressInauguration of Co-operative Societies in Five LGAs

It is never a slogan that women group is a platform that bring women together to enhance their health and economic status. And one major thing we did for them is training on entrepreneurship that can help them in generating income and reducing the level of poverty among them. With continuous supports, LHI is committed to see the realization of this vision among the women.

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Apart from the above stated aim, promotion of women’s active participation in decision making by acting as pressure groups, demanding quality health service delivery at the LGA, creating demand for MNCH, RH and FP services and providing platform for continuous advocacy for girls’ education are also part of the objectives of the group.

Read the full article and other articles in April 2014 Edition of Helpers Digest now by clicking on the image below to download and view in PDF.

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Counting 10 years

It was just a passion, flair, a burden for the less privileged children especially Orphans and Vulnerable Children that spurred my heart and when I shared with a few friends, they were motivated and we decided to use all major religious festivities and national holidays to do some special activities for these kids and we christened it, Beulah Project. This was sometimes in 2004 and officially inaugurated it on October 1st 2004.

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By 2005, we started including Children Party to our activities, we organized children parties for the orphans and vulnerable children and for the general children population…

Read the full article and other articles in our 2014 Anniversary Edition of Helpers Digest now by clicking on the image below to download and view in PDF.

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