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Concept Note On The Female Cameroonian Refugee Empowerment Project Skills Acquisition Training and Health Information Campaign for Empowerment of Female Cameroonian Refugees in Abuja July 2021 Prepared by Endam Home of Hope (EHOP)

Background
In December 2020, EHOP had the privilege of meeting and discussing with some female refugee residents in Abuja and part of Nasarawa state Nigeria. As we engaged in discussions, we became interested in finding out what most of them were doing for living and sustenance. The response we got were rather disturbing as most of them opened up to us that with the situation they found themselves, they had no choice but to engage into prostitution as ladies, in order to meet up with their needs particularly with the increasing price of commodities in the market due to hyperinflation, need for shelter and food. Worst of all, some informed us that the hardship was becoming unbearable and they have other responsibilities which the funds from prostitution were helping them meet up with. However, some conferred in us that if they have other options, they are ready to stop prostitution, because they are not comfortable doing it.

This situation was so disturbing and after discussing with some of our members, we resolved to come out with the Female Cameroonian Refugee Empowerment Project (FC-REP) including skill acquisition training and information campaign schemes that if properly coordinated, will bring and equip most of the female refugees with life serving skills and knowledge, thereby diverting their attention from prostitution to a more productive and benefiting life changing skills and lucrative business.

The Female Cameroonian Refugee Empowerment Project component is three folds:

  1. Skills acquisition training on catering skills
  2. Information campaign/empowerment session
  3. Follow-up monitoring post-training progress

Objectives
The main objective of the Female Cameroonian Refugee Empowerment Project is to provide skill acquisition training, information, and follow up monitoring which will help to empower targeted female refugees become self-reliant.

To achieve this objective, EHOP envisages that:
• Training is conducted for trainees without compromising their livelihood; while putting food on their tables and meeting up with their personal needs without them engaged in negative coping mechanism, while leaving them with smiles.
• Training is conducted with due respect for dignity and privacy of female Cameroonian refugees in consideration for avoiding stigma.
• Training will support female Cameroonian refugees in making decisions to stop the habit of negative coping mechanisms (i.e. Prostitution)
• Training will help to ease pressure on Nigerian government in providing durable solutions for refugees.
• Post-training close-monitoring and follow up actions taken to make sure that participants are settled and self-reliant.
Targeted participants
Participants to this project is targeted as below:
• 20 Vulnerable Female Cameroonian Refugees residing in Abuja, FCT

  1. Catering Skills Acquisition Training
    Objective:
    The objective of the major catering skills acquisition training is to provide female Cameroonian refugees culinary skills training as well as busines ethics training with the ambition to see the dream of removing female refugees from prostitution and find alternative durable solution.

Details:
Date: From the 10th day of May 2021 to the 10th day of June 2021
Venue: Training – Eneje, Mpape. Graduation ceremony: Boulevard garden, Maitama.
Trainees: 16 Female Cameroonian refugees residing in Abuja, and 4 Nigerian females.
Trainer(s): Culinary experts on African and intercontinental dishes (Syrian, Pakistan, Nigerian and Cameroonian facilitators)
Content: Culinary training and business aspect of catering and its ethics

Funding:
In carrying out this task, we encountered numerous challenges, ranging from transportation of trainees, accommodation, feeding, buying of training items and compensating the facilitators. Despite the challenges, we were able to meet up with part of our objectives which ended with a successful graduation of the trainees. The people and organizations who supported the major skills acquisition training program were private donors and organization: Dr. Sabi Titus, Mr. Dennis Akuro Tanya, Fon Petra, and Aboh Hope for Widows Foundation. EHOP finished the training successfully as planed and graduated the trainees.

  1. Health Information Campaign for Empowerment of Female Cameroonian Refugees
    Although the vocational training was successfully completed, due to the limited resources, EHOP was not able to immediately conduct information campaign to empower the graduates. EHOP had spent funds collected in the purchase of training materials, refugee transportation, feeding and accommodation during the training period. Moreover, the budget scheduled was a little higher than what we intended.

Objective:
The main objective of the information campaign is to educate participants on risks involved in engaging in negative coping mechanism (i.e. prostitution) and encourage the female refugees to seek alternative solutions based on the training they have received.

Key messages:
In line with the context mentioned above, EHOP envisages to develop and carry out a strong communication campaign in order to raise awareness on risks involved in prostitution, covering topics such as Sexually-transmitted diseases (STD), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), with emphasis on the protection measures and services available.

Date: Tentatively proposed to be 14th August 2021

Agenda:
10:00​Opening remarks
10:30​Health Education Campaign (subject to availability of experts)

  • STD
  • SGBV
  • PSEA
    ​​12:30​Closing remarks
    Funding:
    Graduating the trainees from skills acquisition training and provision of would not mark the end of our objectives since our main objective is to empower the trainees. The last two components of the project has been delayed due to insufficient fund to buy all the items required for the empowerment of the trainees particularly because the main source of income use in running the NGO’s activities comes from private donors and the sales of Borngreat Soyamond Powder and proceeds from sales of books written by the CEO of the organization.
    Due to the limited resources of EHOP, funding for this information campaign is limited to provision of following:
    • Venue (100,000 Naira)
    • Snacks (500 Naira per person x 25 participants including 16 trainees)
    • Transportation for participants (1,000 Naira per person x 16 participants)
    Additional resources required:
    • Start-up kit for participants (288,775 Naira per package)
    • Guest speaker(s) expert on STD, SGBV, and PSEA
    • Transportation/honorarium for the guest speaker(s)
    • Condoms for advocacy (200 pieces)
    • Stationary (notes and pens) (25 pieces each)
    If we could also receive support for venue and snacks it would greatly be appreciated.
  1. Follow-up monitoring
    The trainees would not be empowered without follow-up monitoring and mentorship following completion of the vocational training and information campaign. EHOP plans to empower the trainees/ grandaunts and follow them up for at least six months to be sure that they are fully stable. EHOP will provide start-up kit so that the trainee would be able to start-up business. EHOP also plans to provide with trainees start-up capital as well as one-year rental advance of space for women to run their business. This will help them to be self-reliant and equally prevent them from falling back to the negative coping mechanism (prostitution).

HEALTH INFORMATION CAMPAGIN BUDGET

ITEMS
QTY
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
STATUS
1
Venue
Boulevard garden
70,000
70,000
UNPAID
2
Refreshment
70 persons as participants of event
500
35,000
PAID
3
Health educator(expatriate)
volunteer

UNPAID
4
Start-up kit

288,775
4,623,600
Partially paid
5
Condoms
4 cartons x 16
400
6,400
UNPAID
6
Stationary (Notebook)
25

PAID
7
Stationary (Pens)
25
20
500
UNPAID
8
Transportation for participants
16
1,000
16,000
UNPAID
Total

4,751,500

START-UP KIT ITEMS AND BUDGET

S/N
ITEMS
QTY
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT IN NAIRA
PAID/UNPAID
1
Gas cylinder
16
15,000
240,000
UNPAID
2
Plates
240
400
96,000
PAID
3
Cutleries
240
100
24,000
PAID
4
Tables
16
10,000
160,000
PAID
5
Washing hand bowls
16
700
11,200
PAID
6
Rice
16 bag (50kg)
25,000
400,000
UNPAID
7
Vegetable oil
16 drums
9,000
144,000
UNPAID
8
Palm oil
16 drums
8,500
136,000
UNPAID
9
Garri
16 bags (25kg)
12,000
192,000
UNPAID
10
Semovita
16 bags(25kg)
7,500
120,000
UNPAID
11
Melon
32 modules
450
14,400
UNPAID
12
Maggi
16 packets
450
7,200
UNPAID
13
Salt
16 packs
100
1,600
UNPAID
14
Indomie noodles
16 cartons
4,500
72,000
UNPAID
15
Frying pan
16 pieces
2,000
32,000
UNPAID
16
Pots
32 pieces
2,500
80,000
22 UNPAID
17
Cooking spoons
16
500
8,000
PAID
18
Flour
16 bags (25kg)
6,000
96,000
PAID
19
Baking pans
32 pieces
300
9,600
PAID
20
Butter
16 buckets
2,600
41,000
PAID
21
Yeast
16 cans
1000
16,000
PAID
22
Baking powder
16 cups
500
8,000
PAID
23
Start-up capital
16
15,000
240,000
UNPAID
24
Space rent for one year
16
70,000
1,120,000
UNPAID
25
Total

288,775
4,623,600

Appeal
From the herein above details, we wish to Solicit for funds from national and international charitable organization (NGO) to help us reach our expected gold, pursuant to article 3(8) the constitution of the organization.

We are seeking partnership with other organizations in order to help in the empowerment of the trainees pursuant to article 3(9) of the constitution of the organization. We seek external supporters to provide expatriate, if not, then any volunteer or in-kind donation within their systems are welcomed.

Any partial support for above mentioned budget would be greatly appreciated.

Our desired gold and objectives will only be arrived at once the trainees have been properly empowered making them have a sense of belonging in the society pursuant to articles 3(10) of the constitution of ENDAM HOME OF HOPE

Founder and CEO: ​​​​Ndaga Yvonne Endam
Contact: ​​​​​+2348164045527
Email: ​​​​​ndagayvon@gmail.com
Organization name: ​​​​Endam Home Of Hope
Website: ​​​​​https//:endamhomeofhope.online
Organization account details:
Bank Name: ​​​​​First Bank of Nigeria
Account number:​​​​2035720304
Account name: ​​​​Endam Home of Hope

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