ABOUT

The Sophia Essahmed Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2004. Headquartered in Abuja Nigeria.
To provide solutions for poor and vulnerable women, orphans and special needs children in communities of Northern Nigeria through proactive strategies targeted at development and advancement.
To inspire to create communities devoid of poverty
  • Childcare
  • Social welfare
  • Psychological support
  • Educational support
  • Economic incentives & support.
Our Goals
  • To promote a better community by training and empowering poor, uneducated and vulnerable women.
  • To facilitate social and psychological support to obstetric fistula victims, to be able to re-integrate back into their local communities.
  • To support poor orphans and children with special needs through basic education.
  • To improve the livelihoods of the nomadic population through enlightenment programs and creating access to basic amenities.

Our Objectives

  • To facilitate sustainable income for low-income widows, divorcees and women
    abandoned by their husbands.
  • To provide financial support to orphans and children with disability, especially in
    areas of basic education.
  • To provide data information through base-line research surveys in order to be
    able to address the observed poverty issues in our communities.
  • To provide palliative care to obstetric fistula patients who have been abandoned
    by their immediate families.
  • To collaborate with other local, national and international organizations in the
    domain of basic human development.
  • To enlighten girls and women on the importance of education.
  • To emphasize the importance of harmonious family relationship for proper
    psychological and social development of the child.

Our Strategies

  • By using the local media to promote awareness of major health issues, especially
    as it relates to obstetric fistula.
  • By engaging Islamic and adult education schools, which are highly patronized by
    most local women in the North.
  • To enlighten target groups through posters and pamphlets in the local dialects.
  • To identify orphans and children with special needs, out of school children, to
    encourage and enrol them in school.
  • To create public campaigns through workshops and seminars in the local dialect such as Hausa and Fulfulde.
  • To collaborate with community leaders and social welfare staffs at all levels in
    fields of development.
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