- Who we are
AHIP is a youth-focused Non-Governmental Organization. Established in 1989 as a Youth Club. Restructured and commenced development programs implementation in 1992. The major focus areas are health, social and economic issues as they relate to young people and women. As one of the pioneering organizations on youth development in the Northern Part of Nigeria, it has successfully partnered with international and national development agencies, government at national, state and local levels, Faith Based organization, community-based organization, traditional and religious institutions to establish functional in-and-out-of-school life planning and family life education program. The organization has branches in Kano, Bauchi, Katsina and Jigawa states of Nigeria. Has Partners in eleven other northern Nigerian states (Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Borno, Yobe, Nassarawa, Plateau, Gombe, Benue and Zamfara.
AHIP has 3 multi-trade vocational centres in the three states of the Northern Nigeria targeting the educationally deprived and economically disadvantage young people. In the same vein, AHIP has a community-based women development program that promotes economic and health empowerment, and currently operating two community-based health facilities.
A major outreach effort of the organization is the promotion of information and education of the youth through its basketball team that have all peer health educators as members. They engage in competition with other team in different localities and do outreach education during matchers.
AHIP believes in researching to inform an evidence-based design and strategies for program implementation.
AHIP also reach out to young people through the organization’s IN and OUT of school mentoring program.
AHIP contributes to the holistic development of young people and women in Northern Nigeria to compliment the effort of the government of the states.
AHIP is committed to provide young people and women in northern Nigeria with information, knowledge and life skills, to enable them make responsible decision on their health and well-being; working and partnering with other stakeholders.
Empowerment of young people and women in Northern Nigeria for improved quality of Life.
Empowerment and Mutual Respect
- Individual and Institutional Capacity Building
- Service Delivery
- Public Enlightenment
- Capacity Building and Peace Building
- Monitoring and Evaluation
Some of the objectives of AHIP are to:
- Research into the condition of young people especially girls, with the aims of improving the conditions of the adolescents in the society.
- Encourage self confidence in growing ladies and men.
- Equip young people with vital information necessary to growing persons in socialization.
- Enlighten adolescents on issues affecting their total wellbeing.
- Sensitize adolescents about knowing their rights in the society and the various laws
- Encourage adolescents especially girls to utilize opportunities in the pursuit of education in all discipline, including vocational training.
- Enlighten adolescents especially girls to grow up to be vocal on issues affecting their mental, physical and social wellbeing.
- Provide knowledge and skills to young people in difficult circumstances
- Provide other services relevant to the wellbeing of young people and women.
AHIP has its head office in Kano and branches in 3 Northern states of Nigeria in (Bauchi, katsina and Jigawa states) with over 30,000 information sharing members. It has an 11 member Advisory Board made up of 4 trustees and 7 board members. The management Board comprising of key project officers in the Head office, state programme officers, chief Executive and selected supporting staff. The organisation has 45 staff and over 100 volunteers who help in the designing and implementation of programmes.
Key Project Personnel
The Executive Director/Projects Co-ordinator is a trained Public Health practitioner, Banker trainer, Public Administrator, Sociologist, a trained facilitator, an activist and an experienced mobilisation officer who puts in 70% time to oversee the project implementation, liaison with other actors in the project and the funding organisation.
The Deputy Director Program is an Educationist who has significant leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality program, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations. There are Senior Programme Officers in Kano main office engaged to support the Program Managers in operationalizing the different project areas; systems strengthening/capacity building, education and communication. They will provide middle level management support to the Project Managers 100%. And programme Assistants in all the branches and head office.
The Administrative Manager is a seasoned management expert, who has been a trainer administrator and puts in 100% time into the organisation’s management, supervision and monitoring of projects, activities and compiles reports. Two additional assistant administrative managers to manage programme and sustainability venture of the organisation. There is an Administrative Assistant in each of the three AHIP branches.
The Account Department is managed by Professional Accountants, a Manager and Assistant manager, and Graduate Accounting Officers. The Account Team manage the project financial resources in line with donor requirements, establish and implement systems including the required control measures that ensure budget discipline and good application of financial resources.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is an expert, who has certified skills in quantitative data management and analysis in relation to monitoring and evaluation of project results against indicators, ability to synthesize and present results of development outcomes using narrative and quantitative reporting procedures, and knowledge of capacity building approaches applied to monitoring and evaluation for government and donor funded projects.
Nurses are employed on full time to work in organisation’s youth friendly centres and management of the newly established model clinic in rural areas. Volunteer doctors are also enlisted to work part time the clinics and health centres. Instructors are employed on full time to work in organisation’s Institute of Human Development, Kano and all branches.
Adolescent Health and Information Projects (AHIP) is designed to address problems of persons that fall within the ages of 9 to 25years. An exception is made however as regards vocational training where persons of 26years and above are trained separately.
AHIP belongs to a number of networks visually:
- United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
- Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA)
- Campaign Against Unwanted Pregnancy (CAUP).
- Civil Society For HIV And AIDS In Nigeria (CiSHAN)
- National working group on Adolescent and Young people Health and Development
- The Coalition for Policy Advocacy in Kano (C-PAK)
- Gender Coalition for Access to Justice (GCAJ)
In addition, AHIP goes into coalition and collaboration with other NGO’s working with young people.