In as much as there are high numbers of vulnerable persons in Kusheri camp, we try as much as possible to reach out to a considerable number of the vulnerables in Kusheri camp.
Concern for Women And Children Development Foundation (COWACDI) in Partnership with Christain Aid (CAID) and Funding from World Food Program (WFP) Set up a community structure such as Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) in Malakyariri Ward of Mafa L.G.A which serve as a medium through which women’s financial capacity can be strengthened and access to simple savings and loan facilities is enhanced closing the gap that existed as a result of the absence of formal financial services within the local community.
COWACDI conducted a rapid needs assessment in the 3 targeted locations of Gwange, Bolori and Modusulumri, Borno State, to inform the program team on how best to implement the project with the rights-based approach that is needed to address the precise nature of SEA. 120 stakeholders were mapped through this activity including community leaders, religious leaders, government agencies, women and youth groups as well as representatives of persons with disabilities. One workshop on the prevention of SEA and available reporting mechanisms was conducted for 120 stakeholders. 19 FGD sessions were also carried out targeting 1,200 participants including women, men, boys and girls, through which the NGO aimed to create awareness and to inform on safe and accessible systems of reporting SEA. To circulate key messages on PSEA, COWACDI produced and distributed more than 25,000 information, education and communication (IEC) materials in English, Hausa, and Kanuri languages which include 10,000 posters, 10,000 handbills, 10,000 leaflets, 30 banners and 3 radio jingles. The IEC materials reached 7,377 persons, of which 3543 women, 2,565 men and 1,239 children.
At COWACDI, our Goal is to see every vulnerable person out there filled with smiles, comfort, dignity, and stability. On this account, COWACDI set up a self-funded NFI distribution activity in Kusheri Camp Damboa road Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria. Our accountability, Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) team at the distribution site to ensure transparency and accountability to the affected population.