Our programmes involve developing ecofriendly communities as well as entrepreneurial and vocational skills acquisition for members of the community especially women and youth. Through our sister Organization, Dewdrop Institute, a City and Guilds accredited vocational training institute, we also provide internationally acclaimed certification in Health and Social Care as well as in various City and Guilds diploma courses in Hospitality Services, aimed at increasing the skill set of youths in Nigeria, and providing access to job opportunities for them.
Unemployment in Nigeria is one of the most critical problems the country is facing. The years of fighting corruption, civil war, non-democratic rule, and mismanagement have hindered the economic growth of the country.
Dewdrop Foundation’s lifelong sustainable skills development/capacity building program such as the Childcare & Elderly care training, professional caregiving training, entrepreneurship/agro-based small businesses, as well as the Hospitality/Catering training programs amongst others, is expected to help curb irregular migrating and unemployment in Nigeria, and empower women and youth to be self-reliant.
Since 2010, the Foundation has been providing capacity building and life-long vocational skills development opportunities for candidates in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and in Enugu State, Nigeria.
Dewdrop Foundation seeks to deliver holistic approaches to sustainable community development. The Organization has adopted Umuode Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State as its primary location for showcasing a successful Community Model.
This is being achieved by implementing the “GHEEES Model” as follows:
This GHEEES model approach, developed by Regina Amadi (Link to RA Site) of Other Half Initiative (OH), is an essential and primary building bloc in local, national and global development. It plays out locally within national frameworks with impacts on global levels and agenda.
If, for instance, a rural community’s development plan is well designed and implemented within the framework of the State and globalization, it will ensure the well-being of its people as well as provide a model of how important community development is to national and global peace and security. These are very necessary for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,11 and 16.
Dewdrop Foundation and OH work with NGOs, Government MDAs and Community leaders and international stakeholders to implement this development model.
We currently have a prototype Skills Acquisition Center in our pilot community, Umuode. It includes day care and social facilities for the elderly. As part of our “Empowerment” program under the GHEEES model, we supported the Umuode Gender & Vulnerable Group (UGVG) by providing technical support such as grant proposal writing, architectural designs, capacity building for their EXCO, liaising with CSDP officials to qualify for the grant, and by providing the requisite counterpart funding of N500k in 2017 for the grant.
We have continued since then to guide the group and coordinate with CSDP officials until last month when we eventually secured approval of the N9.5m grant from the World Bank funded CSDP program in Enugu State.
DDF started as an organization whose work largely focused on Caregivers. However, our field experience over the years on the intersecting challenges faced by rights holders, led to our additional focus on community development
Abuja Office: 5A River Benue Street, Maitama – Abuja Nigeria
Enugu Office: 24 Bishop Onyeabor Street, Enugu Nigeria
Phone: (+234) 908 016 1319 (+234) 903 311 6601
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