The Following Are Our Programs And Projects.
Education For Peace Project
The objective of our Education4Peace and Mentorship (EPMP) program is a special school-based campaign aimed to train young peace ambassadors to enable students to learn how to better cope with emotional trauma, reject violence, respect one another, and to embrace the values of peace in their everyday living.
Community Based Gender Advocacy
We have carried out massive advocacy campaigns, both in primary and secondary schools in Abuja, Ebonyi, Lagos and Nasarawa States on the dangers of early child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), teenage pregnancy and other harmful traditional practices affecting girls and women in Africa. Through these projects, we have been able to reach over 2000 girls and women in these states.
We assisted in the planning of the First International Youth Conference on Child Marriage in Malaysia, in partnership with World Youth Foundation. We also participated in the planning and the Launch of National Strategy to End Child Marriage in Nigeria, and are currently planning a National Youth Conference on Child Marriage in Nigeria, in partnership with other relevant NGOs and Government which aims to build momentum to end child marriage in Nigeria and West Africa.
Women and Youth Empowerment Program
Hold My Hands Women and Youth Development Foundation focuses on assisting the poor, particularly women and youths, to improve their socio-economic conditions and eliminate youth restiveness. Our expertise include but are not limited to: capacity building to the active poor (bottom of the pyramid), providing women and youth business people and farmers with link to our partner micro-finance bank where they have started accessing collateral free micro-credit and linkages to other none financial support services.
Hold My Hands Women and Youth Development Foundation has empowered over 4,000 women and youths in Abuja and Niger State, since inception in 2013, with soft enterprise skills such as: cassava production and processing, bead making, fish and poultry farming. We have also inculcated basic entrepreneurial skills like financial budget preparation as well as provision of collateral free micro-credit soft loans at low interest rates to grow their businesses in partnership with the Atlas Microfinance Bank Limited, Abuja.
Education Aid Initiative
This initiative is aimed at upgrading educational facilities, amenities and infrastructure like: upgrade of libraries, beautification of school environment, class rooms and staff rooms, hostels, toilets, and provision of learning aids and First Aid kits in primary and secondary schools.
From 2013 till date, we planted 2500 economic trees and flowers in different primary and secondary schools in Nasarawa State, a borehole project located at Government College Lafia, donation of First Aid kits and instructional materials to different primary and secondary schools in Abuja and Nasarawa, Nigeria.