Joseph Effiong Inyang, Johnmark Oscar and Abanukam Johnkennedy are National Youth Corps Members serving in Abaji Council Area, in Federal Capital Territory. They were part of 40 youth that were trained by Devatop Centre for Africa Development with support from U.S Embassy Nigeria. the Trio (Joseph, Johnmark and Johnkennedy), among others were trained as anti-human trafficking advocates and empowered to carryout community project against human trafficking. They carried out six projects and educated 1648 students and religious members at Abaji Council Area. Below is an interview with the three passionate youth: Describe your take action project, its location, and number of people you impacted. (What else do you want us to know about your Take Action?) Our take action proje
Miss Charity Ambassador Beauty Pageant to stage 2017 Edition in Sheraton Hotels, Abuja on the 9th December, 2017. Nigeria foremost beauty contest aimed at raising young ladies who act as advocates to several charitable projects and also championing charity campaigns is bringing its 4th edition to the capital city. While addressing the Newsmen, the founder of this initiative Mrs Jane Obozele disclosed that this years edition will be featuring 25 intelligent and outstanding young ladies who will be representing several foundations across Nigeria and the world, she also added that some outstanding individuals and organizations will be honoured with the Charity Achievers Awards. Meanwhile, Miss Charity Ambassador Organization has embarked on several projects like Feed a child Initiat
Ending Female Genital Mutilation is a cause that requires the active participation of community members, youth other relevant stakeholders. There is so much work to do to end this practice, but more advocates are needed to do it. To raise advocates who will be responsible in ending female genital mutilation in their communities, The Pollination Project funded Devatop Centre for Africa Development to execute End Female Genital Mutilation Advocacy in Kuje Area Council. On Wednesday, 26th April 2017, Devatop Centre for Africa Development trained 102 teachers, health workers, community volunteers, youth corps members, and religious members as End FGM Advocates in Kuje Area Council, FCT. The End FGM Advocacy training was an innovative strategy of raising advocates to be at the forefront
Anti-human trafficking advocacy training is organized to equip young people as advocates, and empower them to carryout community projects to combat human trafficking. It is a Pass-It-On project by The Executive Director of Devatop Centre for Africa Development, Joseph Osuigwe who was recently supported by the United State Embassy Nigeria to attend the International Human Trafficking Conference which held at the University of Toledo, Ohio State, United States of America. Globally, United States of America has set a pace in the fight against human trafficking. Through her embassy in Nigeria, U.S government has supported so many projects, including initiatives that focus on addressing human trafficking and other human rights. As part of his community service, Joseph Osuigwe with su
Human Trafficking remains the greatest threatening human rights issue in Nigeria. The government has used different approaches to combat human trafficking but it seemed that more young people are getting trapped to by traffickers. Human trafficking has continued to thrive in shadow and silence of so many in Nigeria. To reinforce its effort to combating human trafficking, United States Embassy supported Joseph Osuigwe, a Nigerian anti-human trafficking advocate and Executive Director of Devatop Centre for Africa Development to attend the International Human Trafficking Conference at University of Toledo, Ohio State, United States of America. The conference which is one of the largest gatherings of anti-human trafficking experts globally is a platform that brings over 2000 researchers,
Following the take action campaign embarked upon in the South East Region of Nigeria to sensitize the population of residents within the region, a tremendous success has been achieved leading to the capture of a major Trafficking Kingpin within Anambra State. This happened after a successful Take action and empowerment of the citizens at Nnewi using a radio talk show by Devatop at the 91.9 Authority FM and a training/Sensitization Campaign at Nnewi in secondary schools. The Radio program with the Program Manager Arinze Egemonye and supported by IzuGodson Udemezue a Devatop Volunteer, which also featured call-in by listeners reached out to over 200,000 participants leading to engagement of all categories of people who were enlightened on the meaning of human trafficking, the dangers of Tr...
In recent years, government efforts to identify and combat human trafficking – also known as modern slavery – have benefitted from increased engagement with the private sector. Growing awareness within the tourism, transportation, financial and technology sectors has allowed professionals in these industries to develop the ability to spot instances of human trafficking and to know what to do when they see it. Private sector engagement can be a powerful tool to combat human trafficking and expanding the dialogue to include industry representatives and business leaders will broaden and strengthen the coalition to combat trafficking. Hence, on 18th October, 2017 the Washington DC held a Webchat and was viewed at her embassies in over 140 countries. Lead Discussant at United Stat
History was made in October as Devatop launched her sensitization campaign against the menace of Human Trafficking in the South East region of Nigeria. This is coming at the time Devatop trained over 40 Volunteers at the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria. Usually, after the training exercise organised in partnership with the Government Agency in charge of the Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign, The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Volunteers are empowered to embark on a field exercise known as ‘‘TAKE ACTION’’ to further sensitize the citizens through enlightenment campaign on Radio, in Churches, Schools, motor parks, Market Places, Social Media or any other media capable of reaching out to millions of people to enlighten them on the dangers of
For those who have house servants, and treat them as house slaves......The Law will Catch You Through Devatop Centre for Africa Development Why will you take someone's daughter/son with a promising of take care of her, and sending her to school, but you end up restricting her from going to school, using her as a heavy duty machine, and denying her freedom of expression, movement, etc. She only eats when your children have finished eating. She only sleeps when your children have slept. She sleeps on the floor while your children sleep on the bed. She bath outside while your children bath in the bathroom When she is sick, you give her Paracetamol and tell her to continue with unending house chores, but when your children are sick, you take them to clinic/hospital. You ma...
On the 25th August 2017, about 35 volunteers of Devatop Centre for Africa Development were trained as Advocates against Human Trafficking The essence of the training was to encourage the spirit of volunteerism and also to involve volunteers to take action to stop human Trafficking and to tackle the use of juju on victims of sex trafficking. Keynote speakers on the various subjects included three anti-human trafficking experts from National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Devatop Centre for Africa Development. Speaking at the training, Mr Desmond Garba, Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer of NAPTIP, educated the volunteers on the meaning of human trafficking, causes of human trafficking, and its effects on victims and the nation. Mrs