Actions to encourage collective
progress in Kwara State
ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN
What we’ve done
Alaafia Kwara Resource Access Unit
We have always held the belief that lack of technical, financial, social and informational resources available to the majority of Kwarans living in rural areas needs to be speedily addressed. Our approach to this challenge is to provide access to resources in the areas of education, agriculture, private enterprise, water supply, environment and sanitation, social welfare, safety and security, vocational training and micro-credit. To achieve this, we created Resource Access Units that we plan to establish in all LGAs with the cooperation of the local authorities.
The Alaafia Kwara Annual Tour of LGAs
In 2003, for the first time in the history of Kwara State, we organised an advocacy tour of all the LGAs. During the tour, we held town hall and marketplace meetings alongside traditional rulers, leaders of faith-based organisations, market women, traders and students, to discuss issues close to our hearts, such as safe motherhood, child survival, immunisation, girl-child education, universal basic education for all and female genital mutilation. Other NGOs and government departments were also invited to accompany us on the tour, which has now become a popular and well- attended annual exercise. The tours are always closely monitored, so that we can evaluation and adjust all of our grass-roots programs.
Alaafia Kwara Organisational Structure
Alaafia Kwara is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, under Part C (Incorporated Trustees) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAP C20. L.F.N 2004, with registration number: CAC/6/1NCT/13,733. Both The Wellbeing Foundation and Alaafia Kwara are supported by a Board of Trustees headed by the Founder/President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki. The day- to-day running of the organisation is guided by the Board of Advisors, whose membership is representative of the global outlook of the organisation. The board oversees the affairs of the NGO, making policies that are implemented by the management team.