REACHING OUT TO THE INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (ROIDPs)
Published on June 23, 2016 um 20:57
Explain your idea in details:
We plan on setting up Learning Centres at the Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Jos Plateau State, Exploring the idea of skills tacquisition programmes like sewing, bead making, baking, etc for the women. All things being equal we intend to extend to other parts of Nigeria who harbor such Camps in the nearest future. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are victims of Boko Haram insurgency who fled from their homes due to crisis and sought for rehabilitation elsewhere, seventy percent of them are women and children. Nigeria is said to have a population of 23 million persons displaced by conflict. Plateau State has three hundred and twenty five thousand (325,000) IDPs in camps. This is rather an unfortunate situation. The continuous stay of the IDPs at the camps is another problem, because their security have been shattered often violently and have been separated from friends and loved ones. Governments and most humanitarian institutions have provided food, shelter and medical services without considering education which to me is urgent and needful. This project is channeled towards providing education to the children and adolescents in the IDPs CAMPs by structuring a Learning Centre to that effect. Education provides a vehicle for rebuilding internally displaced childrens lives, through social interaction, gaining knowledge and skills for their future lives. As the project continuous those that have acquired the skills, we hope to plead with the Federal Government and partner with other donor agencies to assist such women with little funds to start small trade that they can fend for themselves and be part of society. The psychological effect, with the learned knowledge, skills and values by educating them can contribute to peace building and socio economic development.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
We have the sole aim of contributing to a more peaceful future by supporting education for the internally displaced, because education provides a vehicle for rebuilding internally displaced children's lives. Most of those children and women live with the psychological trauma and the thereby nurturing revenge in their minds. most especially the children and adolescents who still growing. Educating them will broaden their mindset and give them something to hold on instead of having a future reoccurring violent society. More often than not, education can safe them from this limiting life situation. Exams, tests and assignments will ascertain their level acclimatization.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We plan to start January 2017. We hope to collaborate with Federal Government agencies, Banks, and other humanitarian institutions. We have recently written to Eight Banks in Nigeria waiting for their response, We have applied for grants with National Endowment for Democracy (NED) also awaiting response. We have also made it open to individuals and foundations who have passion for such vision to also make donations and contributions towards achieving this goal.
I am Peret Goar, from Mangu, Plateau State Nigeria. I am 34 years old. Am married. MSc Political Economy and Development Studies(In view), BSc Political Science, ND Public Administration. I have attended several seminars and trainings one of which is The Rain Makers, Young Women Leaders Training (KUDRA). one of my Publication is A Brief View of Women and Politics in Nigeria. I am passionate about charity/humanitarian, capacity building, gender equality, youth and women empowerment, social Justice and entrepreneurship. In pursuit of fulfilling my dreams and aspiration I established an NGO Gender Initiative for Change and Social Transformation. (GICSOT) with the sole aim of positively impacting lives.
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