Small Scale Fund of the German Embassy in 2016
Enlarge image Ambassador Zenner concludes small scale funding contract with the Congenital Deformity Babies Foundation (© German Embassy) Each year the German Embassy in Abuja finances a number of selected projects in the framework of its small scale fund. Key aspects for the selection of the projects are their sustainability and their positive impact on the society, especially for the underprivileged and the one’s in need.
In 2016 the German Embassy decided for three very special projects:
The first project which started in April is the renovation of a clinic in Gombi, Adamawa State that was destroyed by Boko Haram. With the re-opening of the clinic the project executing organization, the Catholic Diocese of Yola and the embassy wish to contribute to the rehabilitation of the North-East by ensuring access to medical care for the returnees of this region.
As second project the embassy decided for a proposition which was submitted by members of the Nigerian National Youth Service: “Malaria Health Intervention in Sabo-Kuchingoro IDP Camp”.
Several measures are taken to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of this IDP Camp in Abuja, in particular to prevent Malaria infections. A medical facility including a laboratory is built and equipped to enable the voluntary nurses and doctors to detect Malaria infections, drains are installed to prevent mosquito breeding grounds, mosquito nets are distributed amongst the families and an information event about the prevention of Malaria infections is organized. With these measures the embassy and the National Youth Service hope to prevent Malaria-related deaths in the camp.
The third project is realized by the Congenital Deformity Babies Foundation in Kaduna. This voluntary organization runs a free school for disabled children and orphans. Currently all pupils are taught together and no new pupils can join the school due to the lack of space in the single classroom. With the financial help of the German embassy a new school building with several classrooms is built. With the new building the CDBF and the embassy will ensure that more pupils with special needs can join the school and that they can be divided into smaller groups in order to improve their learning capacity.
More information about the embassies small scale fund and about how to apply can be found on this website in the section “Development Cooperation”.