Stories of Change

My name is Habbiba Umar, I am 10 years old, a junior secondary school 1 student at Bubuce junior secondary school and I writing this letter through ActionAid Staff, Kemi AKinremi who recently visited my community. I just want to use this opportunity to thank you for what you have done for me and ...
Isagba Community in Akure South Local Government Ondo State is a rocky community and for over 20 years, the major source of water for the community was a small non-flowing stream which sometimes dries up during the dry season. Water collected from the stream is always used for washing hence ...
In 2017, ActionAid through its local partner Justice, Development and Peace Commission renovated Owalajalaye Community Primary school. All the chairs and tables in all the classrooms were broken and the un-cemented floors made the children look dirty sitting on the floor to learn. 23-year-old ...
Welcome to the latest update from ActionAid Nigeria. ActionAid’s work in communities across Nigeria is only possible thanks to our generous community sponsors like you! So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and share with you this inspiring story of change. Forced to risk their ...
There are many reasons children don’t go to school. For some children, like Amauche, it’s because her class was overcrowded and 2 different level shared just a classroom. She was always distracted and sometimes even sat on the floor when the desk and chair are not comfortable for 4 people to ...
Lack of learning materials often lead to low retention at school in Nkana community. ActionAid’s distribution of learning materials every term helps hundreds of children stay in school. “I feel sad when I don’t go to school. My gift of books, crayons, pencils, toothpaste, toothbrush and soap ...
For 57 year-old Alhaji Yusuf, the Sarkin Fulani of Aboro community, Southern Kaduna, the death of his children Gambo Yusuf (17years) and Yahuza Yusuf (15 years) as a result of the communal clash in Fardan Karshi will remain indelible in his heart. “Since my house was set ablaze and my children ...
“On the 28th August 2015, there was a heavy down pour that caged community members indoor over 3 hours. It was after the rain that we found out that the community river had overflown its bank. As a very big family, we live within the same compound but in different houses but while it was raining, ...
5-year old Ebube was too poor to go to school because his mother couldn’t afford his school needs alongside his 4 other siblings. Not being able to afford fees, uniform or enough food to eat were his mother, Cecilia’s biggest barriers. Through our community sponsorship programme Ebube and 60 ...
ActionAid offers women support and training in the skills they need to survive – skills like fishing, sewing, business, or sustainable farming techniques. We have helped over 10,000 women earn a living, feed themselves and pay for their children’s education. Donate to help more women earn a ...
This desire for a better life is what has always pushed Gladys Adake, a 17-year-old senior student at Government Secondary School, Gaube. Speaking easily in English, Gladys admits she’s always been a good student. In September she was chosen to represent her school in a regional essay competition ...
40-year-old farmer from Obegu-Odada community in Ebonyi state, NnennaNwakriko, is the third wife of a local farmer. Nnenna’s husband had left the responsibility for the education of her daughters solely to her. However, she was unable to cope with the burden. After her eldest daughter finished ...
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