Wednesday 30 September 2015

SDGs Youth summit

Are you  ready for this?

With youths from 10 states gathering to share their firsthand experiences on issues surrounding the MDGs and pointing out their passionate expectations as the SDGs commences, the SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up was nothing but a dynamic success. I also want to confirm to you that, that little effort we all cooked have actually generated a lot of discussions online and in major relevant offices.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up Photos

The SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up came in at the right time.... Report on the way but enjoy the photos...

Courtesy of Mr. Segun Medupin

Sunday 20 September 2015

News for SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up Participants

Happy weekend friends,
Kindly read through.......

Kindly use to promote the event....
Still reaching out to you from Kaduna, I quickly want to share these few information with you as touching the Tuesday’s event.
As the Project Coordinator for DEAN Initiative, we work majorly with rural communities. For few years now, I have had the opportunity of visiting over 20 States in Nigeria and we travel through the remotest part of the states. This singular venture afforded me the opportunity to experience firsthand, the rot that exists in our rural Areas. This also got me in contact; face to face with the performance of the MDGs in Nigeria. I personally don’t know how to tell lie or pretend, for me, MDGs in Nigeria for its 15 years performed abysmally.
I have visited over 300 villages in FCT out of the over 869 villages captured in record. I can confirm to that, it is better experienced than been told. #Sad.

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Girl Child Education

The story of The Girl Child and their vulnerability to social challenges has become a global concern. Girls weakness is never in terms of intellectual or competence...... But the world is yet to give the girl child the required attention and space.
The story may have improved in the cities where many civil rights movements or NGOs have being showcasing their window dressing campaigns, but in the Remotest part of our society where neither the government nor NGOs visit to work, the story remains saddened.
With NGO almost becoming a major business venture, where the connected groups get all fundings and doing less to nothing in providing realistic life changing projects, it has therefore become imperative for the few who still have their conscience intact to act selflessly and not just keep spending all the resources on organizing fruitless conferences where all we see are beautiful talks that ends on the pages of newspapers, Radio, television and on the Internet.
What we need is action. We already know so much and done below little.
At DEAN Initiative, we don't celebrate stories. We engage actions. We are enrolling new girl child into school every now and then. With the smallest resources we have, work is non stop.
Join us today.

Thursday 10 September 2015

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Sustainable Development Goals

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Sustainable Development Goals

1. The Global Goals are the world’s ultimate to-do list for the next 15 years.

The Global Goals are 17 goals to make this planet a better place by 2030. This means ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change - sounds good, doesn’t it?

2. The Global Goals are the people’s goals.

 The Global Goals were not compiled behind closed doors by a group of secret masterminds. They have been developed by all the 193 UN Member States, NGOs and people like you, all working together.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Letters to SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up event

Happy day friends.
If you get this mail, you have successfully registered for the SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up Event holding in Abuja Nigeria on 24th of September 2015. This event is holding two days ahead of the official unveiling of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development; #SDGs in New York. These set of Goals will be replacing the Millennium Development Goals; #MDGs.
The Meet-Up is aimed at enlisting Youth Ambassadors for these goals as way of standing up for accountability and projects survival. Participants will take part in few dialogue activities to review the performance of the MDGs in Nigeria and also discuss the components of the SDGs. 

Participants will perform these assignments in groups and each group will come up with quality suggestions on how all projects under the SDGs can be rightly pursued, executed and reported for public benefits.
After the event, each group are expected to continue discussing and developing further ideas to achieve better results with SDGs and how Nigerians can all know all the 17 SDGs. The Groups and their leaders will be presenting their submission at the Nigeria SDGs Youth Summit that will be holding before the end of the year. 
As a participant, you are expected to come with devices that are internet connected with access to facebook and twitter most importantly. We will be engaging all the United Nation Agencies via the social media and be sending our recommendations ahead of the UN General Summit.

Stay connected and follow @DEANinitiative on twitter for daily updates.
log on to to download useful SDGs materials to aid your participation.

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Ike Amadi Donated Reading Books for our project

All the way from Lagos Nigeria. DEAN Initiative received over two thousand reading books of 5 different titles for school pupils worth hundreds of thousands.
These books are going for our special book reading sessions with senior primary school pupils and junior secondary school students.

More volunteers needed for the Book Reading sessions. If you are willing and able, please contact us.

Special thanks to Mr.  Peter Ike Amadi

Enrollment of 20 Kids in Dogonruwa village

As Schools resume......

The Assistant Head Teacher of Dogonruwa Primary School, a village under Abaji Area Council of FCT have been saddled with the responsibility of sourcing for 20 kids whose parents are economically disadvantaged and hitherto have don't have the hope of going to primary school. His Assignment will be ratified by the representative of the villagers to avoid any fowl play.
The number will consist 15 girls and 5 boys. Through our partners, the kids will receive all that are needed to start and grow in their academic education.
School uniform
School bags
Writing materials
Tuition fees
Parental counselling

Help a child today. Contact us at or 08067616185

Friday 28 August 2015

MDGs versus SDGs

With so much controversies surrounding the performance of the MDG projects in Nigeria, it is clear enough that if adequate preparations are not made and all Stakeholders mobilised to both monitor and perform the duty of efficient project reporting, the newly unveiled SDG projects will probably go the way of #MDG, which can generally be adjudged to have failed.

Quoting End Poverty 2015 Website;
" With the deadline to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaching, different levels of implementations as well as emerging development challenges have made it imperative to draw up a successor framework building on the success, lessons and shortcomings of the MDGs. One of the major gaps that trailed the MDGs was the obvious lack of participation by critical stakeholders in its development.
Learning from the MDGs, the process to develop a successor framework has so far been participatory and made open to the views of different stakeholders"

As a social and community development worker, I have traveled through over 20 States in Nigeria to see the level of success that can be measured on the MDG projects. From Adamawa to Gombe, Plateau, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Kogi and some parts of South - South to South - East and South - West States of Nigeria. We don't stay in the cities, we move to villages where these projects are supposed to be cited.

Lots of projects that are either uncompleted, abandoned, looted and many never attempted. There are cases in Abuja FCT Nigeria where contractors go back to project sites and loot all components and take to another site for another construction. This is unacceptable and goes further to explain the weak monitoring system we have and designed for these projects. In our activities, we don't believe in confrontation, but we need to stand up for responsible governance. is organizing an SDGsNG Youth Meet-Up in Abuja FCT Nigeria to review the performance of MDG projects and discuss the components of the SDG. This will enable the youths come up with constructive frame work through which the SDG projects can be executed, monitored and efficiently reported.

We can end #Hunger and #Poverty.

Sunday 12 July 2015

NGO Connection Updates

The momentum is building up and is the excitement growing…….
It is all towards the first ever Abuja NGO Connection Day.

New brands are signing in amazing styles.

Our Tea-Break will be served in the customized and prestigious CUP OF PAPER.
CUP OF PAPER is the product of an Abuja base young social entrepreneur who has turned the business of disposables cups into one to be reckoned with. This incredible young man will be available for you to meet and network with.

Splendor in the air as we enjoy the dazzling smile of the young girl behind ELLEAM PHOTOGRAPHY; who has willingly signed to capture all the moments of the event in glazing photo memory. Get ready to meet this charming young Akwa Ibom under 25 girl whose hands has refused to stop creating awesome images.

Another exciting news is the signing of the ultimate SMG CREW who will be doing the video production of this event. The SMG CREW is hot and trending….. from Lagos to Abuja, this young guys are shaking territories. Abuja NGO Connection Day is a combined flavor of Training, socializing, Networking and building strong working ties.

Have you made your payment? don't wait for long as only 50 participants will be registered.

This event is proudly sponsored by; Development Synergy, AFRICMIL and Kapital FM

For all other details,
 call 08067616185

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Advocacy visits report


The level of illiteracy among the rural communities in Abuja FCT is discovered by the DEAN initiative to be extremely high. Over 90 percent of the rural dwellers are highly illiterate because of poor attitude towards formal education and it has resulted into them not allowing their children attend primary schools. In a bid to address this malady, DEAN Initiative created a project that will increase awareness on the important of formal education in bringing social liberation to the people at the grassroots especially in FCT.
To embark on this project of advocacy visits, ten (10) villages were selected amongst others;
1.      Kwalita:                      Gwagwalada Area council
2.      Gulida:                                    Abaji Area Council
3.      Agwan yunsa:             Abaji Area Council
4.      Dogonruwa:                Abaji Area Council
5.      Paiko basa:                  Abaji Area Council
6.      Mai numba:                 Abaji Area Council
7.      Bari bari:                     Abaji Area Council
8.      Gwanda:                     Abaji Area Council
9.      Gurdi:                          Abaji Area Council
10.  Yebu :                         Kwali Area Council

Thursday 26 February 2015

Channels TV Grants Special Reportage of the Kwalita Water Crisis

On #ChannelsTv tonight.

We came in contact with the pathetic situation of a neglected village right in the middle of FCT. Their children are dying in high numbers. We were humbly offering school support for their kids when the village head told us there won't be need to put the kids in school when the possibility of them dying soon is high.

I felt pain joined with severe sadness. I don't have the money to build borehole for them I have efforts. I started talking to everyone and the media....... What I was told will cost over 2 million to achieve (a news report on a national Tv) came live on air today with no penny paid....
Where there is a will, there is a way.
If there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer.

Special Thanks to #Gloria and her crew for the sacrifice of travelling with my team to that distance. Thanks to #ChannelsTv

What next?
Political office holders' response.

Access to Safe Water non-existent at Dogonruwa Village FCT

#Honestly #Speaking!!!
I took these pictures yesterday and the stories around it should be shared with you.
This is #Dogonruwa village. 

During this season, they have serious problem accessing water to use. In these pictures are holes dug in the middle of a dried river. From here they wash and #Drink.

Please can somebody tell me how a borehole worth! The population of this village is roughly 10,000 if not more. Please, how poor is our country?
I saw all forms of political posters there. Senate aspirants, chairman, councillor and the likes. They want votes.

This is FCT and We are in the 21 century. 
What is wrong please.

Kwalita got #Borehole

#Kwalita updates 
Kwalita got #Borehole 

I got the news yesterday and today I took time off to share in the joy.

A #Woman after watching our story line on Channels TV felt so touched, she had to divert her house fund to donate this Borehole.

In her words: "how can I go ahead building a house while a whole village lacks ordinary water"
She has refused to be commended or appreciated. Still begging her to even allow me see her face. She hired people who traced the village for her. She parked her car at point and finished the trip using a Bike.

The joy of the villagers, you can just imagine, knew no bound. The chief here with me and the PTA chairman.
Sad news here is that, the village as at today is flooded with political campaign posters. Rep. and Sanatoria aspirants. I don't know how to describe these people!

Please join me in celebrating the goodness of God through the wonderful woman. 
#OneKidProject #Y2015

Kwalita Village Suffer Infections due to Contaminated Water

My rural kids educational project is facing few challenges.... 
Of a truth, the villages are far and not quite motorable but all exist in Abuja. 
Visited Kwalita village yesterday after some of the teachers contacted us.
The kids We trying to build hope for are now dying from an infection. They are urinating blood and they have cried to the government who the teachers confirm have given some medications. 

I personally saw some of the kids yesterday now and they did said the medication worked for few days but the blood urine is back. 
Reports says the infection is as a a result of contaminated water. 
Six villages to and after kwalita survive on stream water. These same stream, the agoi carry their cattle and same stream they wash all things. 
These villages have no access to the poorest form of borehole water. 
After taken the medication, they go back to drink and birth the same water that caused the infection in the first place.
Will bring the video I made there for you to see.
If there is anyway you can help tell this story, We Just looking at a situation where some spirited individuals can help make borehole in Just one of these villages......

Have cried my eyes out since yesterday......

Semiye Michael: The unfriendly friend of the rural dwellers

Semiye Michael is my name....
The unfriendly friend of the rural dwellers
I have lived in the city all my live. Even though my family is not the influential and rich families, I yet enjoy little luxury with friends and relatives born with silver spoon in their mouth. The sight of the high scrappers and beautiful street lights in the nights and tens of radio stations entertaining and feeding one with on the go news updates; city life I must confess remain a choice I can’t possibly resist.

I heard that our country is not yet among the best in the world, but somehow, things look a bit orderly and until I perhaps have the opportunity of travelling outside here, this place may remain the best place I have been. You need to see me sometimes in super stores and fast food centers. Wow! I so much cherish those outings. I had lived on the good lane of life without any other mixture of what it will mean living without those things I see every day.
How did I come in contact with new horrible way of life? It was going to be adventurous as I volunteered to serve in a 3 day rural campaign project organized by a church my friend attends. Things never remained the same with me thereafter. 

We travelled few kilometers away from the city and we vanished into this thick forest. I began to ask if we were heading to a game reserve or something. The road networks were odd, rivers after rivers and valleys that are almost impossible to pass. We kept going and soon we started seeing people. These people looked different and terribly dirty. No electricity, no radio, no telephone network, no portable water, no schools and their daylight was a complete darkness of life. Why oh my God? Are these human beings? Who brought them here? What did they do? When will they be forgiven so that they can come back and join us in the city? No! They belong here and probably will remain here forever. That was the answer I got.