Ensure an educationally and politically sustained society where young people and women will exercise their health (sexual reproductive) and political rights.
Create an enabling environment that promotes the involvement of young people and women in decision-making matters that will enhance their development.
We are a youth driven and dedicated group of individuals determined to make an impact on this generation.We save lives and empower individuals by responding to emergency situations caused by insurgency in North East Nigeria.
We support efforts to strengthen child protection systems to prevent and respond to exploitation, abuse and violence, and ensure access to quality care, protection and support services. We also reunify unaccompanied and separated children.
We support efforts to provide access quality education to children in had to reach communities. Implementing programmes that focus on empowering the Future of our Country.
We give support by providing sustainable access to better sources of water, sanitation facilities and also promote hygiene practices in communities & schools.
We provide counseling and services on range of children and youth health and development issues including reproductive health as it effects teenage pregnancy, spread of STIs, drug abuse and other health/development problems. We also provide care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and people affected by HIV/AIDS e.g AIDS orphans and their caregivers. We also provide periodic free medical care services for children and their mothers (care-givers) from poor families in our target communities.
Best NGO in Gombe State in Organizational Development and sustainability by Management Sciences for Health under CUBS Project 2013.CUBS project 2013
Best NGO in Nigeria in the area of care, support and treatment programme under USA Presidential Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief in Africa via International Center for AIDS Care Treatment Programme in 2009 and 2011.International center for AIDS care treatment
Since the inception of insurgence in the North-East Nigeria, CHAD Int’l has played a major role since 2015 to ensure that the affected populations have access to better care and protection from all forms of abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. CHAD Int’l has implemented and still implementing in these locations/LGAs in Borno State which include;
Our child protection activity in emergency case management work include
With the decade long herculean task of ensuring peace in the north-eastern states of Nigeria, particularly in Borno state, millions of persons have been left vulnerable and in need of not only physical support such shelter, feeding and healthcare but also psychosocial support particularly amongst children.
The word ‘Psychosocial’ not only deals with issues pertaining to psychology but also touches on social aspects and contexts on the individual. When discussing the issue of psychosocial support, we can look into how it helps individuals and communities heal from psychological wounds and rebuild social structures after an emergency or critical event such as the current insurgency in Nigeria (Borno State).
In regard to the well-being of a child, it can be referred to as the overall activities geared towards ensuring all the welfare of a child in all the spheres of life. These include all the activities that ensures that a child is safe and develops both physically and mentally in a good condition. Thus, the need and importance of conventions such as the UN convention on the rights of the child is as crucial as the survival of a child.This convention has served as the basis in which humanitarian actors operates.
It has been noticed that during crisis situations, children often struggle with finding healthy coping mechanisms compared to adults in the same situation. While adults can easily speak on how they feel, children on the other hand most often express their fears behaviorally. Regression, aggression and isolation are few of the physical manifestations of a child suffering from post-traumatic distress. If left unattended may become an impediment as the child transits into adulthood. According to UNHCR suggested that ‘over 2.7 million people have been displaced, including over 1.9 million internally….. in North-Eastern Nigeria, over 541,000 IDPs in Cameroon, Chad and Niger’ . It is suffix to say that the greater number of the most affected people are children in which many of them lost their parents during the plight. It is on this sphere that CHAD Int’l embarked on MHPSS to save the children mental health distress. This calls for the urgent need of Mental Health and psychosocial Support (MHPSS) among other actors too.
The term ‘Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) according to The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) refers to,
“Any type of local or outside support that aims to protect or promote psychosocial well-being or prevent or treat mental disorder “
In a crises situation, children normally lost safe space thereby exposing them to life threatening conditions such as violence; neglect and abuse are always at its peak, resulting from breakdown of laws mostly by Non State Arm Group (NSAG) on the part of the terrorist cases. Children affected with these are always involved in risk taking behaviors. This scenario is peculiar to most communities in Borno state where there is mass displacement of many children and their parents/caregivers. Traditional community settings and family links has been broken down, socio-economic constrains affecting sustainable rural livelihood. This have imposed psychosocial problem to some of the affected population, thereby making them to facing life threatening condition; Violence, abuse, neglect, family separation, abduction, harmful child labour recruitment into arm group, inability to have access to service and other harmful child practices. All these have short and long term impacts on children.
Indeed, individuals have different copping mechanism. Some may develop aggressive behavior, while the most affected may develop negative copping mechanism which may lead to acute mental disorder, poor mental development, drug abuse and among others. To address and bridge the gap in prevalent mental health related issues, CHAD Int’l, in partnership with other Humanitarian actors provided a safe space (CFS) in some of the communities/LGAs in Borno state which include; Bama, Ngala, Gwoza, Kalabalge, Dikwa, Damboa, Monguno, Mafa, Mobbar, MMC, Konduga these are the areas where we(CHAD INT’L) are implementing our activities in Borno State with the mandate of insuring that all the affected children regain their resilience through our constructive psychosocial activities.
Under our current running partnership with Nigeria Humanitarian Fund(NHF), CHAD Int’l has so far engaged with the following mandates;
On CHAD Int’l Case Management activities, over 47,031 have been reached and have benefited through these interventions;
The needs are endless as the protracted conflict is not abating, and thousand and hundreds of children being displaced often and on; creating more room for supports and assistants from donor agencies across the world.