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by The Friends of Refugees and Displaced Persons Initiative (a.k.a The FORD Initiative)


FORD Initiative plans to build a decent transitory camp shelter in Lagos Nigeria for generations of 100 adult survivors of 'Boko Haram' insurgency yearly and to support 50 children orphaned through the insurgency with free healthcare and free primary school education including lunches for six years

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The on-going Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has created enormous social problems and produced large numbers of socially dislocated, traumatized victims. Many are dead, 2,114,000 are internally displaced and over 52,000 children orphaned and left without education or healthcare. FORD Initiative will give succor by providing decent transitory shelter for generations of 100 adult survivors in Lagos and give free education and healthcare to 50 orphaned children for 6 years.


Providing decent transitory "half-way" home in a conducive environment that is rehabilitative,psychologically supportive and promotes effective social re-integration and post-traumatic stress recovery.Furthermore, if we provide free education and free healthcare to orphaned children, we will help affected children become productive to make positive impact in their communities in future. This will also prepare them for leadership roles in the future.

Long-Term Impact

This project will enable effective re-integration of survivors back into the society following sustained provision of conducive 6-12-month transitory rehabilitation for generations of 100 adults if causative situations subsist. This is accompanied by long-term multiplier effects for associated social benefits. Access to healthy schooling will address poverty and illiteracy for 50 orphans and increase their potential to become useful adults and leaders in societal development.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).


Interview granted by the President of FORD initiat
Project Leader:
Aina Odusola
Lagos, Lagos Nigeria
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