Kaduna youth initiative expands scope of devt projects
A Kaduna-based non-profit organization with focus on community development, the Ideal Aid and Development Initiative (IAD), has tasked youths in Nigeria on the need to start contributing to the development of the country at an early age.
Founder and co-supervisor of the Initiative, Sa’id Haruna, while giving an overview of the progress made by the initiative since 2011, identified some of the problems confronting youths in rural communities in Nigeria to include lack of access to quality education, lack of proper guidance and mentorship as well as poverty.
He said within the five years IAD commenced work, it had been able to reach over 200 students with assistance, distributed over 1000 items to the needy and held two successful summer school programmes.
The IAD, he said, also awarded scholarship to a pupil in the community, hosted three successful charity matches and two successful development seminars.
Haruna said having observed the lack of qualitative education in Nigeria as one of the biggest problems of rural communities, the IAD would be expanding its education outreach to access more pupils and students to sustain the standard they receive from its programmes.