Most orphans in Northern Nigeria today are unable to support themselves. This is primarily because they are not able to attend school and learn a skill so they can become a full member of the local economy. The Orphan Independence and Skills Program allows business owners to take in orphans and provide them with room, board and basic schooling. These orphans can then go receive skills training or apprenticeships over the course of 18 months from other participating businesses.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This program will help to alleviate the plight of orphans. As it stands now, must are homeless, and unable to support themselves. Money raised for this project will go towards the launch of our winter program.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will matching them up with an existing businesses. For example the owner of the cobbling shop, Danliti Abdullahi, is looking to take in several orphans- teaching them a skill while at the same time providing a stable home life for them to thrive in.
Potential Long Term Impact
Develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.
Total Funding Received to Date: $12,000
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $12,000 . The original project funding goal was $7,000.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Create 150 Jobs in two years in Northern Nigeria. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
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