USAID supports university to advance education, employment for deaf youth

By sdnonline The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a three-year, $2.05 million grant to Washington, DC-based Gallaudet University to support initiatives to advance education, employment, and life opportunities toward the empowerment of deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth in Nigeria. In collaboration with its partners, the Nigerian National Association of … Continue reading USAID supports university to advance education, employment for deaf youth

REPLACE, ROLAC initiate measures on access to justice for women, PWDs

By Funmi Falobi No doubt, women, children and people with disability are the most vulnerable groups in any society. Many a times, their rights are often infringed upon while many do not have access to justice. In the case of arrest, detention and trial, these vulnerable groups suffer human rights infringement. In order to bring … Continue reading REPLACE, ROLAC initiate measures on access to justice for women, PWDs

USAID partners UNICEF to improve water, sanitation, hygiene in Northwest Nigeria

By sdnonline The U.S. Agency International Development (USAID) has awarded $10 million (N4.1 billion) over three years to UNICEF to support the Nigerian government’s initiative to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in the Northwest. Known as Improving Sanitation, Hygiene and Safe Drinking Water in Northwest Nigeria, the … Continue reading USAID partners UNICEF to improve water, sanitation, hygiene in Northwest Nigeria

USAID distributes 5.2 million storybooks to early primary pupils in Adamawa, Gombe

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the distribution of supplementary Hausa reading materials – Ina Son Karatu! (I Want to Read! in Hausa) – to 157,000 primary grade learners in Adamawa and Gombe states. The USAID Strengthening Education in Northeast Nigeria (SENSE) activity, implemented by the American University of Nigeria (AUN), developed … Continue reading USAID distributes 5.2 million storybooks to early primary pupils in Adamawa, Gombe

Digital security, trauma management panacea to Journalists’ safety

By Funmi Falobi Journalists perform the important roles of informing, educating and entertaining the public. They are imperative in the development of any society as they serve as the watchdog of the society and voice of the people. However, they face a lot of challenges in carrying out their works. They are threatened, harassed and … Continue reading Digital security, trauma management panacea to Journalists’ safety

International Day of Families: JFC urges families, professionals to use technologies for positive impact

As the world celebrates International Day of Families, Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach, the Association of Christian Journalists in Nigeria has urged families to bond with each other without the distractions of electronic gadgets. Based on the theme for this year, "Families and New Technologies," JFC also charged the media to deploy the use … Continue reading International Day of Families: JFC urges families, professionals to use technologies for positive impact

U.S. Ambassador visits Akwa Ibom, inspects HIV control facilities

By sdnonline U.S. Ambassador Mary Leonard has visited Akwa Ibom to inspect the HIV control facilities in the state. The Ambassador and a delegation from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) led by Mission Director Anne Patterson met Governor Udom Emmanuel and other senior state officials toured hospital and HIV control facilities supported by … Continue reading U.S. Ambassador visits Akwa Ibom, inspects HIV control facilities

Belemaoil donates test kits to support USAID’s HIV/AIDS eradication efforts in Akwa Ibom

By sdnonline On behalf of the U.S. government, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard has accepted a donation of HIV rapid test kits from Belemaoil, a leading Nigerian oil and gas firm, to support activities by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to eradicate HIV and AIDS in Akwa Ibom State. The handover took place in … Continue reading Belemaoil donates test kits to support USAID’s HIV/AIDS eradication efforts in Akwa Ibom