The Millennium Development Goals
World leaders met at a summit of the United Nations in 2000 agreed and set targets to make the
world a better place through eight key Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These millennium
development goals which were to be achieved in 2015 were to:
- Eradicate extreme hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV AIDS, Malaria and Others
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development.
Justifications for these commendable and achievable goals are felt most in developing nations
including all communities in Nigeria. In a layman’s language, here are some of the reasons for you to
embrace and support the achievement of MDGs in our communities:
If a child under the age of 5years has died a needless death in your community
If you have had to communicate with a young Nigerian who cannot speak simple English language
If you know a family living in extreme poverty
Statistics show that 1 in every 10 children in developing countries dies before the age of 5 years
compared to 1 out of 143 in developed nations. The likelihood of death during pregnancy and
childbirth in Africa is 1 out of 22 whilst it is about 1 out of 120 in Asia.
We work in partnership with various communities, donor agencies, businesses and government to
develop, deliver and supervise various intervention projects aimed at addressing specific challenges
in specific communities.
All of our solutions have education, health, children and women as key contents.
- Education – literacy, numeracy and citizenship
- Health - wellbeing of young persons and women focusing on Malaria, HIV AIDS and Lifestyles
- Empowerment - Vocational skills and basic entrepreneurship