ALEXANDER Initiative for Children and Youth (AICY)

AFCY promotes the provision of basic human rights, social justice, and peacebuilding in Nigeria, particularly for children and young people.

ALEXANDER Initiative for Children & Youths is a Non- governmental, Non- Political, Non- profit making, child centered Organization formed in 2013 to respond to the current need of communities in order to sustain, strengthen and promote human rights culture especially the rights of the child and young persons, peace building, good governance, social justice through alliances and partnerships with the children, concerned line agencies, civil society, their families and communities.

ALEXANDER Initiative is managed by independent non-partisan indigenous personnel whom have been experiencing practically & technically on various fields of capacity buildings of the various sectors and community development projects as they have had special trainings to the sectors of humanitarian interventions, Human rights, child protection and capacity building programs.

Goals

To ensure that human rights of all persons are secured in the enjoyment of their goods and freedoms that are necessary in dignified living.

ALEXANDER Initiative works with the following specific objectives:

  • To promote a human rights culture and peace in society by working towards awareness raising, mobilization on attitude change and empowerment of the marginalized community, IDPs, women, children, CBOs, Local NGOs and the government law enforcement institutions/agencies in order to protect the rights of all persons (women and child rights a special focus)
  • To document the ongoing violations of human rights in the country and submit to the concerned agencies in order to bring the criminals and perpetrators on justice whenever possible
  • Identify and develop common positions across thematic and sectoral issues that have implication on children’s rights
  • Engage government and other duty bearers with an end view of promoting and ensuring accountability
  • To ensure that the National Plan of Action achieves the desired goals of the promotion and protection of the rights of children in crisis especially orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs)

Major achievements

  • Advocacy/ sensitization visits to stakeholders on children’s rights.
  • Promoting peace education in schools through peace clubs.
  • Partnership with relevant agencies concerned with children and their rights.
  • Promoting the active participation of youth in community and social work

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