Mission and Vision
- To reduce the high incidence of poverty in Africa, we want to be part of the transformation agenda to end poverty in all its appearances.
Globally, about 10 percent of the World population live on less than $2 per day, that is roughly 700 million people. We believe that together, we can make the World a better place for the extreme poor who are vulnerable and are unable to enjoy the essence of good life.
2. To eliminate hunger through sustainable agriculture and good nutrition
Every year, around 9 million people around the World die of hunger. The situation is most alarming in Africa, as the region has the highest rates of hunger in the World and which are continuing to rise in almost all the sub-regions slowly but steadily. In East Africa in particular, close to a third of the population (30.8 percent) is undernourished. In Nigeria, the African most populous country, about 3000 people die daily of hunger and malnutrition. Malnutrition is a direct cause of 45 percent of all deaths of under-five children. Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the World, with a national prevalence rate of 32 percent of children under five. An estimated 2 million children in Nigeria suffer from severe acute malnutrition, but only two out of every 10 children affected is currently reached with treatment. Seven percent of women of childbearing age also suffer from acute malnutrition. As an organization, we want to be part of the SDGs transformation agenda in Africa, Nigeria in particular by eliminating hunger through the provision of food supply to those in dire need of it and ensure that those at the lower rung of poverty are educated on the health benefits of good nutrition. As an organization, we are not just going to give people food but also empower them with skill in food production. In Nigeria, Agriculture contributes 40% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs about 70% of the working population in Nigeria. Agriculture is also the largest economic activity in the rural area where almost 50% of the population reside. With this in mind, we believe that the empowerment of people in the rural areas will contribute to the food production capacity in Nigeria, reduce food shortages, the cost of purchasing them and as well reduce the high incidence of hunger.
3. To ensure Africans live a healthy lifestyle, and all ages have access to health care facilities
It is one thing to have available healthcare facilities, it is another thing to be able to afford the cost of healthcare services. Around a billion people globally are unable to afford any medical health care services and paying for healthcare pushes about 100 million people a year into poverty. For many, health services just do not exist, for others, they are not affordable. When they are not affordable, it means you either choose not to use them or you suffer severe financial hardship. We are also open for partnership and donations to implement health related projects in Nigeria and Africa.
4. To promote inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long learning for all
Globally, all young people and adults should have equitable access to quality pre and post-secondary education and lifelong learning giving them the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve their full potential and participate positively in society and in the World of work. As an organization whose foundation is based on the core principle of KASH (Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Hardwork), we delight to identify with young people and adults to educate them on the significance of knowledge acquisition, entrepreneurial skills to be productively engaged and be an asset to nation building. All institutions established for educational purposes need essential facilities to aid learning and the production of intelligent and smart kids, their tutors also need to work in an enabling environment with good remuneration and regular professional training programmes to upgrade their competencies and skills. We can only achieve quality education when adequate investment has been made in creating an enabling environment for study and in the training and re-training of teachers for better delivery. We are open for partnership and donations to help foster the achievement of quality education in Nigeria and Africa in general.
5. To achieve gender equality by empowering women and girls
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is not just a human right, but an essential foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable World. There has been progress over the last decades,more girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are being reformed to advance gender equality. Despite these gains, many challenges remain, discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, and 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 report experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or family member within a 12-month period. As an organization, we want to be part of the SDGs transformation agenda in Africa and Nigeria solving problems associated with gender equality and gender gap issues.
6. To promote peace, social, environmental and climate justice
GMEF is of the view that it is imperative for a sustainable society to promote peaceful communities, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. It includes a wide range of activities, such as ensuring freedom of expression, access to justice, respect of fundamental human rights, reduction of inequalities and elimination of social exclusion. Each society must have strong and efficient institutions ensuring the rights of its citizens are fulfilled.
7. Partnership with other non-profit organization for the actualization of sustainable human development
Globally, World leaders, International Organizations and NGOs are beginning to understand the significance of partnerships for development purposes. As an organization, we believe that we cannot do everything alone, we need to team up with individuals and organizations of like minds to reduce inequality, end poverty, protect the environment and promote justice and peace in implementing sustainable human development in Africa.
We hope to achieve these objectives through ‘Advocacy Programmes’, ‘Knowledge Management System’, and ‘Equitable Execution of Projects across Communities and Villages in Africa’.
The organization is of the view that development without a robust and innovative knowledge hub is not sustainable. What sustains development is our ability to discover new knowledge in doing things differently and in a much better way. In a society as diverse as Africa, with rising consumption and wider gap in income levels, inequality and unhealthy competition for resources and power is inevitable.
We hope that with our commitment in innovative research and brainstorming, we would be able to educate the public on our core objectives and as well execute social welfare programmes in an equitable and inclusive manner.
We desire to be one of the leading NGOs in Africa making impacts in the lives of people and communities through the implementation of development projects and social welfare programmes by 2050.