As I look at the growth of Grow Strong Foundation since our inception in 2017, I am extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve. I am even more excited about our outlook for an equally promising future to the most vulnerable group especially the teaming Youth of North East Nigeria. We have successfully developed full operation of three major intervention areas in child protection, Education and countering Violence extremism in Borno state. We have transitioned from managing internally displace people challenges to gathering the support of our community and establishing strategies to END violence against the most vulnerable group in our communities through innovative ideas by supporting education, livelihood empowerment and peace building initiatives.
It is satisfying to know that we have the support of our local government, our staff, and our community in acquiring the necessary resources to reach our goals. This collective support enables us to continue to launch new strategies and establish new partnerships locally and at the global level. As a result, we are able to ensure the families in our community have a safe and stable place to call home.
Talented Staff: Among our most important assets is the well qualified, committed and passionate staff. They empower the families and children to become independent citizens of our community. From our Executive Board of Directors to our management Team and front line field Team; GSF is committed to delivering the highest quality service and providing unparalleled service while maintaining the principle of humanity in interventions to our beneficiaries.
Community Focus: GSF is committed to the community engagement in which we do intervention. We are dedicated to the 2030 sustainable development Goal for Success in preventing and ending violence extremism and violence against the most vulnerable people in Borno state. Through our work with the Local Government Authorities, State, National, international and individuals; we are vested both professionally and fiscally as we continue to assess the needs and work hard to to identify sustainable solutions with full participation of the community where we work.
Collaboration: As our community strengthens, each new day offers a chance for us to work together, pursue new opportunities and improve upon the past. We establish in-depth relationships with our beneficiaries and donor partners by learning their environments and the challenges they face. In doing so, we are better equipped to offer tangible and innovative solutions. We continue to manage our evidence base intervention around the evolving needs of our community– and that puts us at the forefront of PUTTING SMILE AND CHANGING LIVES.
Abba Yusuf Tijjani