AMG Foundation Donates 1M to Kick Start YOSPIS Youth Academy

A group Photograph at CHR, Kano after YOSPIS 1 year anniversary event

AMG Foundation Donates 1M to Kick Start YOSPIS Youth Academy

.. Urges stakeholders to engage and contribute more for youth development

AREWA AGENDA – Aminu Magashi Garba Foundation has donated the sum of one million naira to the YOSPIS Youth Academy Initiative on Tuesday.

This was unveiled by YOSPIS Executive Director, Zainab Nasir Ahmad during the first anniversary since she emerged as the Chairperson of the organisation.

Zainab highlighted the achievements so far incurred by the Youth Society for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Social Vices (YOSPIS) as co-creation of the Popular “Hasken Matasa” live radio program targeting more than two million audience whereby Aminu Magashi Garba Foundation is currently sponsoring.

YOSPIS ED, Zainab Nasir Ahmad while presenting YOSPIS 1 year achievements at the gathering

She further mentioned another milestone achievement of establishing the YOSPIS Reference Group and YOSPIS Meaningful Adolescent & Youth Engagement Working Group to support the actualisation of the implementation of YOSPIS work plan and other development programs.

Other achievements were; the collaborative empowerment of 150 women, Celebrating World NGO Day in partnership with Kano State Special Adviser on Non-Governmental Organisations, Sensitizing 14 Communities in Kano on Menstrual Hygiene and Donating Sanitary Pads to Seven Hundred (700) adolescents girls in commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, initiating a monthly Seminar Series to the Civil Society Organisations, Supporting Persons Living with Disability with Sanitary Pads at Tudun-Maliki Special Education School among others.

Zainab also revealed some of the challenges since her assuming duty as Executive Director. Inadequate source of funding, lack of permanent office space and official vehicle were the challenges faced by her organisation in the last year.

While unveiling the year two plans and opportunities, she confirmed YOSPIS’s engagement to write and submit proposals to potential donors and mobilise resources from members and other stakeholders.

She also showed the commitment of her office to use the domain of “” to establish and launch a website, an initiative which Activist I.G. Maryam and Musa Abdullahi Sufi pledged to take 50% responsibility.

To start with her second-year plan implementation, Zainab announced the Establishment of YOSPIS Youth Academy to train targeted youth on leadership skills and entrepreneurship for their development.

YOSPIS Youth Reference Group Members with Executive Director, Zainab Nasir Ahmad after the event

She then lastly appreciated Aminu Garba Magashi Foundation and Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) for the kind of support to actualise all what she had mentioned earlier without which the organisation cannot record any achievement.

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