Cholera: NGO engages youths on community cleaning

The nongovernment group, Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV,) has engaged youths on community cleaning to prevent cholera outbreak in Boko Haram affected areas in the Northeast.


The Executive Director of the foundation, Aminu Haruna, told Daily trust yesterday that they were proactive  to prevent possible outbreak of cholera as is being recorded in other parts of the country.

He noted that the program, which was funded by Northeast Regional Initiatives (NERI) had piloted with 150 youths in jiddari Polo in Maiduguri before it spread to other parts of the Boko Haram ravaged areas in the northeast.


"The exercise is beautifully designed to empower vulnerable youths with better alternative to violent extremism influence, and build their resilience to its appeal through active community development," he said.

He said the programme was supported by NERI as follow up to project executed in some red spots considering the level of youth’s vulnerability to Violent Extremism due to high rate of unemployment and lack of business opportunity.


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