New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation is a unique organization whose mission is to build, support and empower teams of youth with capacities to emerge from a life on the streets, drugs and dysfunctional families, to becoming leaders capable of helping themselves and their communities. We are leading a movement that connects youth, educators and communities and empowers them to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of their communities. We help young people discover and develop their inherent gifts, talents and abilities and support their development as ethically responsible, self-disciplined and creative social c...
Mar 7, 2017

NEEDCSI Holds Workshop on CVE

Twenty (25) CSO leaders participated in a 2-Day Capacity Building Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism, De-Radicalization and Re-Integration in Northern Nigeria. The training was organized by New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, at the INTER-GENDER Conference Hall, Rayfield, Jos, Nigeria, from 3rd- 4th March, 2017, with support from the Global Center on Cooperative Security.  This Workshop was the second, as part of the 6-month Strengthening Citizens Against Radicalization Through Leadership and Re-integration Training in Northern Nigeria- (Project SCARLIT)”. The next training session will hold in April 2017

The overall Goal of the project is to prevent the radicalization of youth by strengthening the capacity of local citizens and community organizations through base-level psycho-social training and tools that foster peace and dialogue engagement to support successful rehabilitation and reintegration.

The radicalization of youth, especially in Northern Nigeria continues to maintain the epicenter of terrorism and terrorist activities. Most of the terrorist attacks in the country have been carried out by local youth radicalized and recruited by Boko Haram. This has evolved over time whereby a section of young people, are introduced to an overtly ideological message and belief system that encourages them to move from beliefs that are generally moderate and mainstream, towards very extreme views, which are violent in nature. This has been manifested in the committing of violent terrorist acts, burning of churches, targeting of religious leaders, security agencies and security installations. Attacks in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi and Plateau States, and Abuja, etc, have nurtured fear and suspicion among Muslims and Christians, and could tilt the balance of inter-religious harmony and threaten to trigger religious violence in the country. The country’s social fabric has also been threatened by pitting communities against communities and religious groups against one another as exemplified by attacks on mosques, churches and clergy. Radicalization has affected the family structure as youth have split away from family and community to join violent extremist groups. Most of the radicalized youths have undergone military training on the use of explosives and are capable of launching lethal attacks which aside from the loss of lives and property, could undermine state stability and therefore regional stability.

Jan 23, 2017

NEEDCSI Trains CSOs, NGOs & FBOs on RRD

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation brought together 25 Civil Society Organizations, NGOs and FBOs to the TREASURES INN & Suites, Rayfield Road, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, to brainstorm and explore strategies for preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalization in Northern Nigeria. This is part of a 6-month Project on Strengthening Citizens Against Radicalization Through Leadership and Re-integration Training in Northern Nigeria- (Project SCARLIT), with funding from the Global Center on Cooperative Security. Participants explored and shared experiences and lessons on Return, Rehabilitation and De-Radicalization (RRD) processes.

Typically during conflicts the response from security and humanitarian entities is either emergency assistance which is immediate, or development aid which takes a significantly longer time to realize. Too often services that are needed that lie in between the two response options do not exist. Programming bridges are needed to sustain and promote the empowerment of the individual and community as they move from emergency crisis to long-term sustainability. This is the space that Project SCARLIT fills. This training designed for local CSO staff, inclusive of community-based organizations (CBOs) and local faith-based organizations (FBOs) builds the capacity in the space between emergency and development. 

The capacity-building training is designed to provide local service providers with tools to assess trauma (not as a clinician, but as a community worker supporting individual and community assets) along with strategies designed to build individual and community resiliency.  Local CSOs are critical to long-term development, and this project seeks to provide them with additional tools for addressing trauma to support reintegration and rehabilitation.

The training provides an overview of global best practices informed by local context in prevention against radicalization and violent extremism (PVE), rehabilitation, and reintegration, to inform the planning of local programming to be implemented by the CSOs as they work with high-risk youth, including IDPs. The leadership and reintegration training addresses the adjustment challenges experienced by refugees and youth returning from life in captivity. The training and toolkit is grounded in sound research and best practices by experts in the field of P/CVE and refugee mental healthThe project supports CSOs in their efforts at reintegrating traumatized young people.

Jan 11, 2017

CMIA Staff & Students Attend Peacebuilding Seminar

Staff and students of Creative Minds International Academy have been selected to participate in a 2-day Capacity building program for CSOs on the Plateau. The training will hold on January 17-18, 2016, at the TREASURES INN & SUITES, Opposite Airforce Base, Rayfield Road, Jos, Nigeria. Twenty Five (25) Representatives of CSOs, NGOs and FBOs working in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau State will participate in this training.

This training is part of the NEEDCSI’s Strengthening Citizens Against Radicalization Through Leadership and Re-integration Training in Northern Nigeria- (Project SCARLIT). The overall Goal of this project is to prevent the radicalization of youth by strengthening the capacity of local citizens and community organizations through base-level psycho-social training and tools that foster peace and dialogue engagement to support successful rehabilitation and reintegration. Specifically, the project has as a core component to provide capacity-building support that both strengthens the efforts of local CSOs in providing rehabilitation and reintegration support to IDPs, as well as supporting CSOs in their preventing violent extremism (PVE) efforts as well. 

Typically during conflicts the response from security and humanitarian entities is either emergency assistance which is immediate, or development aid which takes a significantly longer time to realize. Too often services that are needed that lie in between the two response options do not exist. Programming bridges are needed to sustain and promote the empowerment of the individual and community as they move from emergency crisis to long-term sustainability. This is the space that Project SCARLIT fills. This training designed for local CSO staff, inclusive of community-based organizations (CBOs) and local faith-based organizations (FBOs) builds the capacity in the space between emergency and development. 

 
   

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