Name of Organization: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation.
Project Title/Name: Tree planting in S/East: Climate Action
Focus Country: Nigeria.
Project Locations: Imo State, Nigeria.
Focus Area: Financial stability, community and organizational
Project Type: Direct service,
Proponent: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation
Address Klm 1 Eke-Ahiara Junction, Umuofor Nnarambia
Ahiara, Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
BRANCH OFFICE: 88 Murtala Muhammed way,
Yaba, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
The quality and safety of food is an important issue to the whole society, since it is at the basis of human health, social development and stability. Ensuring food quality and safety is a complex process, and all stages of food processing must be considered, from cultivating, harvesting and storage and consumption. However, these processes are often labour-intensive. Nowadays, the development of machine vision can greatly assist in improving the efficiency of food processing. Food processing is the transformation of either raw materials such as natural animals and plants into food, or of one form of food into other forms which are more suitable for the dietary habits of modern people. Therefore, food processing is closely related to the quality of modern people’s life and the economic development of the whole society. Food processing includes diverse aspects (e.g., the manufacturing, modification and manufacturing of food), which require a series of physical and chemical changes of the raw materials (Smith et al., 2011).
However, due to an increase in environmental pollution, people are concerned about the safety of both the food sources and the food processing procedures. Food processing generally includes the basic preparation of foods, the alteration of a food product into another form (as in making preserves from fruit), and preservation and packaging techniques. The processing and manufacturing stage of the food supply chain encompasses all processes intended to transform raw food materials into products suitable for consumption, cooking or sale. The food processing and packaging business is the preparation and packaging of edible food items in forms that cause them to have a far lesser spoilage period for human and animal consumption.
The food production, processing and packaging industry is a new innovation at Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian foundation. The foundation engages into this as a way; to carry out her mission objectives, for Community, financial and organizational sustainability, to build a wide supply chain network and to help those that have vocational skills to acquaint themselves with entrepreneurial skills so as to be resourceful and be useful to themselves. The food processing and packaging industry can contribute to the transformation of food systems. Food packaging can adopt many approaches to a more sustainable supply chain. Good packaging prevents waste and ensures that the food retains its desired quality throughout its shelf life.
2019 was like a new starting point in Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian foundation. The emergence of Covid-19 pandemic and the exit (death) of five major stakeholders, "pillars of the foundation" as a result of Covid-19, brought a setback both to us and the beneficiaries of our organization. We have been experiencing challenges in carrying out our mission objectives: financial, Community and organizational sustainability plan. Though the resources to keep this in place are farfetched. We face tough operational obstacles. Our goal is to provide an opportunity in carrying out our mission objectives: financial stability, Community and organizational sustainability plan. Depending solely on external aids at times cannot help us to meet our mission goals, thereby weakens our productivity. Lack of equipment and financial constraints have led us into low and unstable investment in agricultural research, Storage Constraints, Farm Inputs Constraints, infrastructural Constraints and marketing Constraints.
Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation started in the year 2012, officially registered September 7, 2017. Joined GlobalGiving community May 29, 2021, with a vision to carry out her mission objectives, for Community, financial and organizational sustainability, to build a wide supply chain network and to help those that have vocational skills to acquaint themselves with entrepreneurial skills so as to be resourceful and be useful to themselves. Also, embarking on producing organic fertilizers for our agricultural produce, to boost the economy and end poverty. With a vision also, to create a platform for young people to actively engage them in social issues in the southeast, Nigeria.
In the first 3 months of its operations, ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ did a rapid assessment of existing youth program in the region to discover a dearth of serious, structured interventions with young people in the area. The team from ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ visited more than 20 rural communities and several NGO functionaries operating in the area to learn about the involvement of youth and adult in social initiatives in the area. In these visits, most of the principals, teachers and social workers voiced a need to build leadership among young people on social issues and motivate them to take up social action initiatives. The educators expressed their concerns and difficulties involved in mobilizing young people for social action initiatives.
In the same period, a team from ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ participated in the ‘Change Makers program’ that was conducted jointly by The Nonprofit council with the aim of understanding the current community development initiatives of other NGOs across Nigeria. During this phase the team studied the program design and the community mobilization methods of these NGOs. The team also underwent a one year long mentoring and handholding under this program. In the process, the team also participated in a several learning programs with several NGOs working on community issues from across the nation. In these sessions, the team interacted with more than 12 NGOs and their several community leaders working in different parts of the country.
Equipped with an understanding of local issues and an understanding of the best practices of NGOs from across the country, ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ started conducting basic life skill and active citizenship programs in communities in Southeast. The program was named ‘change for life’. These workshops caught the interest of educators and students alike and they welcomed ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ team to conduct repeat workshops on several issues in 15 communities with around 8,367 in attendant. This program also had an indirect outreach of another 4200 people. ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ also initiated a pilot program named ‘Metamorphosis’ that involved families in community outreach program. This program involved around 10,600 farmers from 15 different communities in the area. In the same period, ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ conducted two parent counseling workshops in two different communities to discuss the issues of their children. This program titled ‘Parenting and grassroots child-care' helped us put forward our standpoints and increased our acceptance with parents who are the prime decision makers for their children
The success of the initiative inspired us to continue the program with young farmers. Now in its second year of operation, ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ has started conducting life skill and active citizenship workshops in 10 additional Communities. This program so far had a direct outreach of 2700 families. Parenting and grassroots child-care has been conducted in two new Communities in the year. Currently, ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation is actively working with 23 communities in Southeast working on different issues in different communities.
In order to give a push to these projects, 'Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ has identified the need for:
a) Help the vulnerable improve and maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle and to maximize their quality of life.
b) Starting of 2 Resource Centers in southeast to address the needs of farmers
a) Resource Centers for youth to learn vocational skills.
b) Resource and Empowerment Centers for farmers to equip them with skills in farming.
Vision and Goal
Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’s ultimate vision is that of, “a world free from hunger and malnutrition, where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all, especially the poorest, in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner”. To focus action toward its global goals of food security, elimination of poverty, and sustainable management of the organization. it is our vision and goal to increase the resilience of ecosystems, help to provide the highest quality product at the lowest possible price, the best consumer experience in the industry, and respect for our employees, business partners and community
Involving people, applying knowledge and making things happen. We take as our Motto “Peace, social justice, diversity, fun and democracy as key values” which guide us.
‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ is registered as a Trust with Mr AKARAONYE Samuel Ifeanyi, Engr. Greg Ntiwunka, Mr. Joseph Ehioma and Ms James Rosita Nkeiruka as the Board of Trustees.
The ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ Team is currently led by Chief Augustine Anyanwu and comprises of Mr.Dominic Anyanwu, Agnes Cletus Bassey, Mr. Chigbu Uchenna Ezekiel, Ms Anthonia Chuke etc.
Aims and Objectives
The world faces multiple challenges to food security including under nutrition and overconsumption, rising food prices, population growth, rapid diet transitions, threats to agricultural production, inefficient production practices and supply chains, and declining investment in food system research. Our aims and objectives, ensuring food security and food availability in Africa. Many people lack adequate amounts of foods that are rich in the nutrients needed for health and a productive life. According to FAO, 1996, chronic under nutrition affects 43 percent of the Africa’s population or some 215 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. The use of simple but effective on-farm and off-farm storage facilities and agro-processing technology should be promoted to add value to products and increase their shelf life.
The project is located in Imo State. The direct beneficiaries are the rural communities. The proceeds from the entrepreneurial ventures will be used to fund the projects runned by the organization. Also, for financil stability of the organization and its sustainability. More than seventy young entrepreneurs are currently benfiting from the project. though we are handicapped at the moment. The work is slow due to lack of support, but we are optimistic that we will achieve our desired goal.
s/n DATE DISCRIPTION AMOUNT
01/26/2022 Donation through globalGiving $132.50
2 10/31/2021 Samony entrepreneurial Ventures $300.42
3 11/20/2021 IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION $1005.23
5 12/21/2021 MISCELLANUOUS DONATIONS $105.45
GRAND TOTAL $1,543.6
GRAND TOTAL OF INCOME= $1,543.6
S/N Description QTY Per Unit Amount
1 Stainless deep fryer 1 $853.65 $853.65
2 Salaries/appreciation 6 $80 $480
3 Graphic artist 1 $50 $50
4 Data /telephone bills $65.34 65.34
5 Flyers 68.26 68.26
Total Expenditures= $1,517.25
Difficulties and Challenges
The major challenges we are facing in carrying out our project is sponsorship. Relying solely on our little entrepreneurial ventures cannot help us to maximize our output. We solicit for sponsorship and grants. Join us in this forth coming little by little GlobalGiving fundraising campaign dated April 4th through 8th.
Sustainability of the Project:
The ability of our organization as a whole to survive and to meet our mission goal, we embark on an entrepreneurial venture, as a way of raising money for community, financial and organizational sustainability. The foundation runs a food production, processing and packaging factory. We have been partnering with a company in processing our food items for sales. We are working hard to build our own factory for our organizational sustainability, and to help youth that have vocational skill to acquaint themselves with entrepreneurial skills to be resourceful and useful to themselves and society at large. The procurement of the necessary equipment for production, processing and packaging of organic raw materials(food) and construction of a multi-purpose hall that will accommodate our factory and other activities is our priority, we can achieve this through external sources like grants and long-term funding or through internal sources like income-generating activities or membership fees. And to actualize our mission and goal, we have these points as our guiding principles: Collaborative leadership, member-driven decisions,
effective communication, change-ready and adaptive workforce continuous improvement, on- going evaluation and measurement, sound financial infrastructure.
Annexed below is a sample of this section that has been drawn from the project report of ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ – a non-profit organization that works with young adolescents, youths and adult in rural Communities.
*Overview of the Program:
We at ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ very much value exposure, interaction and peer learning processes. Our recent interactions with more than 20 Communities have reinforced this belief. We are now looking out for support to create 2 youth resource and Empowerment centers in southeast, Nigeria where young, adult etc can come together, co-create learning experiences and contribute positively to the community development. We plan to utilize these resource Empowerment centers as spaces for involving the youth and adult in “self-development” and ‘social action’ projects of various kind.
'Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ has the required experience and expertise to design and run social action campaigns. We feel campaigns are great opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, highlight social issues, develop deeper understanding about issues and mobilize young people. Campaigns give energy and take care of youth and adult needs such as fun, interaction, novelty etc. We want to organize a campaign each year highlighting youth action.
What we have achieved so far?
‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ is now an accepted name in more than 35 Communities. Our volunteers are personally known to tens of thousands of families in southeast. As a part of self-development initiative, we have conducted workshops in more than 25 Communities in the last 3 years with a direct outreach of approximately 4000 people in the last 3 years. We have so far organized one major campaign in nearby villages where they went and identified families who were not buoyant enough to Carter for their family’s needs.
Since the beginning ‘Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’ has been running out several programs in Communities promoting spirit of volunteerism and celebrating youth led social action. We have organized a major social action project titled ‘Change for life’ in 10 large Communities with an approximate outreach of around 23000 peoples. This project involved collecting and donating used and unused clothes blankets, shoes, food items to the needy.
What we propose?
In this project we propose to undertake the following activities under the aegis of the Resource and Empowerment Center for youth and adult. Youth Resource and Empowerment Center: We wish to build 2 new Youth Resource and Empowerment Centers (YREC) in Southeast over a period of next two years – one for the first-generation school goers and the second for adult in rural Communities. At the end of the two years, we would have been running 2 Youth and adult Resource and Empowerment Centers and the third year would be dedicated to further strengthen and better the functioning of these 2 resource and Empowerment centers.
We will design and run campaigns involving adolescents’ young people and adult from rural and urban areas every year starting with the end of year 1. The theme of the campaign will be designed by the adolescents. This will help them to consolidate their learnings and create awareness about social issues.