By Aisar Fagge
Dr Aminu Magashi Garba Foundation (AMG) has donated the sum of one million naira to a Youth Academy Initiative (YOSPIS) Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022.
Zainab Nasir Ahmad, the YOSPIS Executive Director, disclosed this during the first anniversary of the Youth Academy Initiative.
Speaking at the event, Ahmad unveiled some of the achievements they recorded so far to include a popular live radio program, Hasken Matasa, which targeted more than two million audience.
However, she added that it was part the achievements they so far recorded the collaborative empowerment of 150 women, celebrating World NGO Day in partnership with Kano State Special Adviser on Non-Governmental Organisations.
Other achievements include; Sensitizing 14 Communities in Kano on Menstrual Hygiene and donating sanitary pads to seven hundred adolescents girls in commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, initiating a monthly seminar series to the civil society organisations, supporting persons living with disability with sanitary pads at Tudun-Maliki Special Education School among others.
Yet, we have lot of challenges – Zainab
It is no longer bizarre that successes and challenges go hand in hand. Zainab also went on to mention some of the challenges she faced since her resuming duty as the Executive Director.
She decried inadequate source of funding, lack of permanent office space and official vehicle as part of the challenges faced by her organisation in the last year.
She added that YOSPIS is seriously engaged in writing and submitting proposals to potential donors, mobilise resources from members and other stakeholders.
Dr Aminu Magashi has also called on the stakeholders to engage and contribute more for youth development for the better Nigeria.