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CHRAD strives to bring together people, ideas and resources; and it is actively involved in effort to promote change among refugees towards a healthy social advancement in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is founded on the principle of moral discipline and broadly shared economic opportunity for a sustainable development. It also strongly believe that a healthy society relies fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities and a celebration of diversity of views and experiences. 

CHRAD offers an array of services that is intended to amplify the efforts of forward-thinking philanthropists, foundations, activists, and organizations in making the world a better place to live than ever before.

It aims at providing professional and innovative services to individuals and institutions committed to accelerating positive social change through community and human resource development programs using the following approach:

1.      Economic Empowerment opportunities for women.

2.      Agriculture for Sustainable Development

3.      Welfare Services

4.      Training and Development  

1.     Economic Empowerment Opportunities for Women

In most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, women play a central role in home building in terms of food production, child raising, farming and other forms of economic activities. Failure to give them due recognition in terms of support and protection accounts largely for communities’ underdevelopments, domestic violence and poor child care etc. CHRAD therefore intends, under its Poverty Alleviation Program to identify resources that empower women for sustained economic self-sufficiency by:

·         Sourcing funds to grant Micro Credit (loan) to deprived but potential business oriented Sub-Saharan African women.

·         Building a strong Sub-Saharan African women society which shall be linked to other women in the continent and the world over. By this, women would  conveniently and confidently cater for their (own) basic needs, thus minimizing the domestic violence that often erupt as a result of non-compliance on financial demands from male counterparts .

·         Building strong progressive and dynamic women’s community associations that shall ensure that, women speak as a strong and united voice in enhancing their socio-economic well-being.

2.     Agriculture for Sustainable Development

The Reintegration or resettlement of refugees into their communities or homelands has faced numerous challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa after civil crises. This is one of the fundamental causes of refugee’s continual stay in exile or at most in urban centers of their homeland since majority can hardly withstand the challenges. CHRAD, under its Refugee Rehabilitation Program aims at encouraging repatriation, re-integration / local resettlement and rural development by:

·         Strengthening the capacities of refugee returnees’ farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through their full and active participation in Farmers' Community Associations, in decision-making at community and National level.

·         Advocating refugee returnee farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa’s interests and concerns to the attention of Non Governmental Institutions concerned with refugees.

·         Supplying refugee returnee farmers with basic farming tools and equipment (such as Cutlass, Hoe, Wheel barrows, Shovel) etc

·         Assisting refugee returnee farmers with seed monies and seedlings to start or expand their farming activities

·         Supplying rural farmers with agricultural supplements such as fertilizer and insecticides where needed to help control pests from destroying Cocoa, Coffee and vegetable farms to ensure mass and effective productions. 

·         Helping to construct Mini-warehouses in rural communities of Sub-Saharan African for food storage.

·         Helping to construct or renovate existing Market Places (Emporium) in rural communities of Sub-Saharan African to enable framers in rural communities to sell their farm produce for economic empowerment and to minimize urban migration by the youth.

·         Help to create forum in which farmers in rural communities of agricultural Association can meet to:

o   Highlight their mutual interests and common concerns

o   Elaborate actions to further such interests and build recommendations on agricultural policies to lobby concerned Institutions.

o   Develop a good understanding of food security issues in relation to the fight against hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

o   Exchange ideas and experiences and disseminate information on, and for, rural farmers for efficiency, increase productivity and cost control etc.

3.  Training and Development

In order to ensure effective utilization of our services and donor support, CHRAD will from time to time hire the services of professionals or arrange for volunteers to conduct various form of training such as:

·         In-service Training for teachers and other communities civil service personnel to improve capacity for better delivery.

·         Seminars for teachers and parents to build their capacity to ensure children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth.

·         Anti Domestic Violence Campaign to ensure peace at various homes / communities.

·         Seminars / debate/ quiz etc for students to boost their confidence and creativity 

·         Organizing workshops / Seminars to train rural farmers on food preservation (food storage system).

·         Organizing seminars / workshops to train women in simple business management techniques of establishing, maintaining and even expanding their own businesses. 

·         Use such training programs to sensitize Sub-Saharan African women on effective home management and their role as mothers, wives and sisters in home building through effective communications, monetary, social, moral and spiritual contributions.

·         Basic Vocations skills training such as Tie & Dye making and Batik etc.

·         Adult literacy and information technology. 

4. Welfare Services

In addition to providing assistance to women, farmers and other refugee returnees, CHRAD under its welfare program intends to provide welfare services to evidently deprived communities in the Sub-Saharan Africa by:

·         Securing relief assistance in the form of food, clothing, educational materials etc for distribution among refugees and other disadvantaged in Sub-Saharan Africa.

·         Sourcing funds to undertake rural infrastructural projects in rural communities such as:

·         Construction of affordable housing to encourage rural / local resettlement of displaced refugees

·         Construction of public latrines to improve sanitary conditions hence encouraging returnees from urban centers and the neighboring countries to live happily in the communities.

·         Construction of community centers to be used as meeting place for various women functions.

·         Construction of recreational / Sports facilities for the youth in rural communities.

·         Constructing or renovating Health Center (Hospitals / clinics) to improve health condition of rural communities.

·         Constructing Vocational Skills Training Centers to equip returnees with the relevant skills (like Carpentry, Masonry, Soap Making, Tie & Dye etc.) needed for economic empowerment.

 


 
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