Category Archives: NADI Activities

DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHES AND MOSQUITO NETS TO IDPs IN HOST COMMUNITIES IN MAIDUGURI, CENTRAL CAPITAL OF BORNO STATE

Following the mass influx of internally displaced persons from their displaced territories, as part of its social responsibilities, NADI in collaboration with Global Shapers (Kano hub) organized the Compilation and the distribution of some items of necessity to alleviate some of the few challenges being faced by the displaced persons. This was initially planned for distribution in the IDP camp for the displaced persons from Bama Local Government of Borno State located a few kilometers from the central capital.  In the early hours of Sunday, 21st of June 2015, a car was loaded with the items and NADI staff proceeded to the IDP camp. However due to some security challenges and new regulations for distributions that were set up by the custodians of the camps, the distribution was not possible and the items were re-directed to the internally displaced persons living in the host communities in Mairi Ward and Gomari Costain respectively. The items for distribution included mainly clothing for men, women and young children inclusive of warm clothing such as socks and head warmers. Mosquito nets were also distributed to the affected persons living in the host communities of Mairi and Gomari Costain respectively.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF BLANKETS (INTERVENTION) TO IDP IN HOST COMMUNITIES OF MAIRI KUWAIT AND BEHIND GIWA BARRACK

Saturday, 21st of November 2015, the Nur Alkali development initiative  (NADI) as an intervention programme to assist internally displaced persons IDPs with essential items, organized for the distribution of blankets to the displaced persons in host communities of  Mairi Kuwait and behind Giwa Barrack area. This was done in anticipation of the cold harmatan weather coming in. The distribution of the relief materials to their beneficiaries was carried out successfully without any security challenges or restrictions. The distribution in Mairi Ward began at 12:00pm and ended at 1:30pm while the distribution in Giwa barracks began at 2:00pm and ended at 2:49pm.  The beneficiaries warmly welcomed us and expressed their happiness and appreciation to the gesture extended.

DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHES AND BLANKETS BY MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS AND NADI TO INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) IN BORNO STATE

A cloths drive- by was conducted by the Mandela Washington Fellows and items collected were sent from Kano and Lagos states to the affected areas of Borno state. On Friday, the 11th of December, 2015, Three (3) bags of clothing gathered from the cloths drive-by were received and a total of 74 blankets were bought at the market for distribution to IDPs. The clothes were sorted out on the eve of the distribution and volunteers from the Nur Alkali Development Initiative (NADI) were contacted to participate on the date of distribution. Prior to the visit, the IDPs in the informal settlement were informed of the intended visit through the Councilor of the ward, Mairi ward in the person of Umar Ibrahim.

12th of December 2015 was scheduled for the distribution. On that day, the Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) in Borno paid a visit to UniGuest Inn by 12:00pm to distribute clothing materials and blankets gathered by other MWF across the country. The UniGuest Inn is an informal settlement housing IDPs with approximately 37 rooms occupied by different families. During the distribution, other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the host community nearby joined to benefit from the distribution process. The Mandela Washington fellows involved were Amina and Ibrahim and were assisted by staff of the Nur Alkali Development Initiative (NADI) and other acquaintances in the names of Fati Gazali, Alhaji Lawan, Usman Manu, Umar Abdullahi and Usman Ibrahim. They took part in sorting the clothes, planning and organizing the distribution. The items marked for distribution included dresses   for Adult Female (15Pcs) two (2) piece Dresses for Female (21Pcs), Blouses (15Pcs) I piece dresses (7Pcs), Veils (13Pcs), Shirts and trousers (18Pcs), attire for men (4Pcs), Shirts (male) (16Pcs), Curtains (4 sets), Blankets: (74Pcs)

 

Ibrahim addressed the gathering in Hausa language. He introduced the team members and the fellows. He explained who the fellows were and what the Fellowship was about. He emphasized on the duty to assist them as young African leaders. He humbly explained the constraints posed by limited resources and pledged further help in the future according to our capabilities. Finally he requested the IDPS to explain what their needs were in the event that some help may come our way to assist them.

The needs enumerated upon by the IDPS included, Roofing, window and door repairs, Evacuation of toilets, the need for the Improvement of waste management by providing bins, Food, clothing and extra care for children and equal distribution of goods by providers

After the initial interaction with the IDPs, The distribution of the items commenced.  However due to the very large number of turnout, It was a cumbersome process but eventually all the clothing items brought were judiciously distributed to the people and the blankets were distributed room to room to elderly women, Elderly men, nursing mothers and children. The distribution process ended at about 2:15pm.

DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD ITEMS IN AN IDP HOST COMMUNITY LOCATED AT JIDDARI BUS STOP, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE

On the 21st of February 2016, IDPS from hosts communities in wards located at the capital city of Maiduguri in Borno state namely Mairi Kuwait and Jiddari Bus Stop complained of shortage of food supplies. The women were Bawa doram Modu who had ten (10) children) , Ba Kawu Modu , Nine (9) Children, Ya Ganama Abatcha , Seven (7) children, Falmata Imam, Eight (8) children, Ya Ganama Mustapha, Two (Children) Hadiza Mustapha, Two (2) Children, Falmata Yahaya, Three(3) Children and Ya ganama Aja, Three (Children) respectively.

On 25 of February, 2016, NADI staff responded to these complaints and organized the distribution of food items which included rice, flour, pepper, onion, turkey oil, kuka, and okro. A hired tricycle cart (KEKE NAPEP) was utilized to transfer the foodstuff to Jiddari bus stop to deliver these items to the women.

Once again, Minor security challenges were faced during the distribution process when a restriction on security check points prevented the hired tricycle cart from passing with the food items contained. To curtail this challenge, the NADI staff alternatively decided to re-hire a taxi with additional expense and had the food items successfully distributed to the women. In the absence of some women, their husbands collected the food items on behalf of the families.

On the 21st of February 2016, IDPS from hosts communities in wards located at the capital city of Maiduguri in Borno state namely Mairi Kuwait and Jiddari Bus Stop complained of shortage of food supplies. The women were Bawa doram Modu who had ten (10) children) , Ba Kawu Modu , Nine (9) Children, Ya Ganama Abatcha , Seven (7) children, Falmata Imam, Eight (8) children, Ya Ganama Mustapha, Two (Children) Hadiza Mustapha, Two (2) Children, Falmata Yahaya, Three(3) Children and Ya ganama Aja, Three (Children) respectively.

On 25 of February, 2016, NADI staff responded to these complaints and organized the distribution of food items which included rice, flour, pepper, onion, turkey oil, kuka, and okro. A hired tricycle cart (KEKE NAPEP) was utilized to transfer the foodstuff to Jiddari bus stop to deliver these items to the women.

Once again, Minor security challenges were faced during the distribution process when a restriction on security check points prevented the hired tricycle cart from passing with the food items contained. To curtail this challenge, the NADI staff alternatively decided to re-hire a taxi with additional expense and had the food items successfully distributed to the women. In the absence of some women, their husbands collected the food items on behalf of the families.

 

A SKILL ACQUISITION TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED WOMEN IN BORNO

A skill acquisition programme was organized by NADI. This was aimed at benefitting the internally displaced women in Borno state who needed a means of sustenance to curtail the hardships they were facing due to the persistent insurgency in the state in recent years. Prior to the skill acquisition, on the 21st of February 2016 a survey /research was conducted on IDP women who were living in the host community of Mairi Kuwait  in Maiduguri, the central capital of Borno State. Application forms were provided for them to furnish NADI Database with their personal details such as name, contact address, phone number and guardians name and phone number. They were given the choice of choosing which skill(s) they would like to learn. The options of the skills were presented to them in the forms of the art of bead making, groundnut oil extraction, traditional cap crafting (sewing and embroidery), soap/air freshener/Toilet disinfectant (izal) making and mat weaving.

The training session was schedule for the 12th of March 2016. The first phase of the training session began with soap/ Air freshener / toilet disinfectant (izal) making. The participants were conveyed from their common meeting point in Mairi Kuwait to the Training Centre at the NADI head office in Lagos Street in two batches. The participants were registered on arrival at the training centre by the NADI Staff at 8:30am which lasted for an hour exactly.

EXCERPS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH PARTICIPANTS OF THE SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAMME FOR IDP WOMEN IN BORNO STATE

On the 19th of March 2016, a week after the skill acquisition programme was held at NADI training centre for internally displaced women in Borno state, interview sessions were carried out as a feedback model to ascertain the participant’s current progress and to hear their views and comments about the skills that they acquired during the programme and their comprehensive plans on how they will sustain the business. The following are excerpts from the interview sessions;

PARTICIPANT: ZARA BUBA

Remarks/Comments: According to her guardian Abdulmalik, Zara started the business two days after the Skill acquisition programme. She was not presently available for her comments as she had gone on visitation to her father’s house.

 

PARTICIPANT: FANTA ABDULLAHI

Remarks/Comments: Fanta informed NADI that she wasn’t able to start the business because the funds she acquired were not sufficient. This was due to the fact that she had seven (7) orphans dependant on her and her own children had complained of school fees and she had to attend to those needs. She used the remaining money to purchase charcoal and she was able to at least start the cap-making business.

 

PARTICIPANT: TITI HAMMA ADAMA

Remarks/Comments: Titi had started the business successfully according to her guardian kawu Alh. Sale

 

PARTICIPANT: RASHIDA UMAR

Remarks/Comments: Rashida could not be contacted because the number provided was In-complete.

 

PARTICIPANT: HAUWA ABDULLAHI RISKA

Remarks/Comments: Hauwa said verbatim “I have no complaints, for the welfare I just say thank you for your assistance.

 

PARTICIPANT: AISHA UMAR

Remarks/Comments: Aisha has not been contacted yet due to the fact that her guardian’s phone was switch off at the point of call.

 

PARTICIPANT: HAUWA ADAMU

Remarks/Comments: Hauwa reported back that she had started the liquid soap business

 

PARTICIPANT: SA’ADATU UMARU

Remarks/Comments: Sa’adatu could not be reached as the calls made were not responded to

 

PARTICIPANT: ASMA’U ABBA

Remarks/Comments: Asmau could also not be reached at the point of call as the call failed to connect.

 

PARTICIPANT: FATIMA MOH’D

Remarks/Comments: Fatima reported that she had started the business successfully

 

PARTICIPANT: MARIYA TIJANI

Remarks/Comments: Mariya’s guardian Abdulwahab Hayatu reported back that she had started the business successfully.

 

PARTICIPANT: FANTA HASHIMU

Remarks/Comments: Fanta could not be reached as she had only provided NADI database with the name of her guardian (Hashimu Abdullahi) with no accompanying phone number.

 

PARTICIPANT: AISHA IBRAHIM GALWA

Remarks/Comments: Aisha’s Phone line could not be reached.

 

 

PARTICIPANT: BINTA UMAR

Remarks/Comments: Binta said she had started the business and she had no complaints so far. She extended her gratitude.

 

PARTICIPANT: FADIMATU IBRAHIM

Remarks/Comments: Fadimatu could not be reached because only the guardian’s name (Adamu) was provided with no accompanying Phone number or contact address.

 

PARTICIPANT: HAUWA IBRAHIM

Remarks/Comments: Hauwa could not be reached. She had left neither a contact number nor a guardian’s name. Only an address located in Gwoza LGA was provided

 

PARTICIPANT: BINTA AMADU

Remarks/Comments: Binta could not be reached at that particular time because she had not provided a contact number for her guardian (Amadu Bello) however she contacted NADI staff before the compilation of the report. She reported back that she was very happy with the business and she thanked NADI and its staff.

STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI LAW CLINIC CONDUCT A SKILL ACQUISITION TRAINING

NUR ALKALI DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (NADI) AND STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI LAW CLINIC CONDUCT A SKILL ACQUISITION TRAINING PROGRAMME (SECOND PHASE) AND ENLIGHTENMENT PROGRAMME FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED WOMEN IN BORNO HELD ON THE 26th OF MAY 2016 AT THE NADI TRAINING CENTRE, NADI HEAD OFFICE, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE

The second phase of the skill acquisition programme was held on 26th of May 2016.. This was aimed at further curtailing the hardships of the Internally Displaced Persons in Borno state. The skills training at the second phase involved groundnut Oil extraction and preparation of Traditional delicacies (Kuli Kuli).