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STUDENT DIRECT INTERNATIONAL (AFRICA, EUROPE & MIDDLE -EAST) REPORT 2013 -2014

Posted by CHIDINMA NNENNA UKAH on August 8, 2014 at 2:25 PM

STUDENT DIRECT INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

(AFRICA, EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST REGION)

4th Floor, Student direct House, Off Bashorun road,

Iwo Road, Ibadan 23402, Nigeria

+234 -8066368785

 

REPORT OFACTIVITIES

 

LEADING TO STUDENT DIRECT INTERNATIONAL (SDI),

“AFRICA, EUROPE & MIDDLE –EAST” REGION

 

AS AN OFFSHOOT OF LAGOS, NIGERIA CHAPTER

 

 

 

 

 

JULY, 2014

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

(i) Abstract

(ii) Mission Statement of the Region

(iii) Letter from the COO/Regional Coordinator

(iv) Geographic Expansion

(v) List of Chapters/Regional Members

(vi) Board Member and Leadership

(vii) Chartered/ Registration

(viii) Projects

(ix) Partners

(x) Upcoming Events/ projects

(xi) Budget

(xii) Achievements

(xiii) Challenges

(xiv) Recommendations

(xv) Save Our Soul message

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

 

This report is set out to explain the activities of the region (Africa, Europe & Middle East) since formation of first SDI international chapter in Lagos Nigeria in late 2012 and to inform the SDI headquarters and the global world about the contribution of volunteers in the region towards the expansion of Student Direct International foundation across the three continents of Africa, Europe and Middle East as well as the efforts towards making SDI a true international organization aiming at positively shape the life of students and youths across the world..

The projects carried out in the region since inception with few members and now 258 members (still counting) will also be highlighted, as well as its effort to secure a permanent observer seat with international bodies like United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, World Youth Alliance, African Union, European Union among others.

In conclusion, effort will be made to explain the challenges facing the region as an upcoming organization with possible recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

(i) To subscribe fully to the general aims and objectives of Student Direct International, USA

(ii) To work tirelessly towards making SDI an international body and championing formation of SDI chapters across the world.

(iii) To positively shape the life of students across the world through leadership training, Art workshops, skill acquisition and empowerment, scholarship, grants e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETTER FROM THE COO/ REGIONAL DIRECTOR

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Student Direct International Foundation has become a dream come true as one of the best global youths and students organization that stand positively to shape the life of global students through her various programmes. Students and youths across the globe are trooping out to accept ouraims and objectives on daily basis with rapid increase in membership within 2 years of its introduction to this region.

2013 was a wonderful year for SDI foundation in Africa, Europe & Middle East region.

In December 2012, after several discussions between Student DirectInternational founders in United States with some African volunteers, the international office of Student Direct International approved the formation ofits first international chapter in Lagos, Nigeria as a means of developingstrong network of international committees of members throughout the world and appointed Prince Bola –Ige A. Efeshodiamhe as the Chief Operating Officer.

Today, that single international chapter in 2012 has become 13 chapters spreading across the continents of Africa and Europe with the aims of moving to theMiddle -East before the end of the year 2014. And we will continue to expand and work closely with our friends, allies and volunteers across the region towards formation of more chapters and maintain the growth of the established ones.

The region today (as at June 30th, 2014) is proud of 372 members, Nigeria has the highest with five chapters in the cities of Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Ososo and Bida with 223 members while Ghana follow with two chapters and 44 members based in Kumasi and University of Ghana High school in Accra. Kenya in the East Africa, Benin republic, Cameroon, South Africa, United Kingdom and Sierra Leone has one chapter each with 32, 28, 21, 14, 4 and 6 members respectively.

The chapters have since carried out several successful projects, giving out grants to students, campaign for the returns back to school of less priviledge drop out students, organized skill acquisition training for students across colleges and high schools among others.

Our curriculum and capacity on the training that will positively shape the life of students continue to be tested across level since intending donors, partners and government agencies across member countries are demanding for our set up training studio, training equipment and office set up. Even though it has not been easy for the region to provides all these equipment needed due to low partnership receiving from corporate bodies because of our inconclusive chartered/ registration exercise and lack of enough fund, still we remain focus to succeed.

Meanwhile we have been surviving with the little fund we raised through members volunteer contribution, assistant from my parents, my associates and friends while few non –governmental organizations such as Rotary clubs deserve commendation.

Recently, a Nigerian based international company (Innovative Media Communication & Public Relations Concepts) donated an office complex to us in Nigeria, which as soon as we receive permission from the International office, secure our Chartered certificate and equipped it shall be launch as our regional office.

As we look to the future, we are strengthened by the friendships, commitment, and strong foundation we have established since inception, and we have determined to pursue the successful attainment of Joshua Chit -Tun led international leadership team for global students.We therefore seek the assistant of all student loving individuals and corporate bodies across the world to partner us in achieving these dreams.

We are grateful to be able to continue this work together.

 

Bola –Ige Alabi Efeshodiamhe was born Ososo, Edo State, South/ South Nigeria. A Law, Mass Communication, Public Relations and Advertising expert. He has served on several students, youths and community platforms. He was Past President of Rotaract Club of Federal Polytechnic Bida in Rotary district 9125 Nigeria and a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) recipient for 6 consecutive times.

He has volunteered with UN volunteer teams in Africa, Rotary International, Red Cross, among others. He initiated the formation of the first international chapter (Nigeria chapter) of Student Direct International Foundation in 2012and was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer/ President same year. He is a signatory to World Youth Alliance (WAY) charter and a strong member of United Nation Youth Association (UNYA).

His commitment and hard work currently secured a full member status (permanent seat) for Student Direct International Foundation at the UN Youth Associations and Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC).

Efeshodiamhe is deeply passionate about human dignity, youth advocacy and right to education for all. He has undergone several training, travelled, lectured and delivered speeches extensively. His favourite quote is “be the change you want to see in the society”.

 

Yours,

Bola –Ige A. Efeshodiamhe

Chief Operating Officer/ Regional Director

StudentDirect International (SDI) Foundation

(Africa, Europe & Middle East Region).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION

 

COUNTRY REPORTS

NIGERIA

The country has the highest number of five chapters in the cities of Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Bida and Ososo with 223 members.

Lagos chapter has been the arrow head in championing the official registration of the organization with regulatory government agencies across Africa and Europe. The chapter wrote the United Nations General Assembly seeking for observer status for SDI international in February 2014.

Ibadan chapter succeeded recently in securing a media partnership with Travellink magazine. The deal is bill to publicize Student Direct at free of charge, while Abuja chapter in September 2013 gave out N35, 000 (equivalent $200) each as a grants to 8 emerging best High School Students in the 2013 annual National Examination Council (NECO).

SDI Ososo chapter in collaboration with Ososo Youth Movement (OYM) and Rotary District 9140 Nigeria organize training and creative workshop for High school students of Ososo Grammar School, Ososo and Government Technical College Igarra in Edo State, South/ South Nigeria during the summer of 2013.

Bida chapter was between March and July 2013 organized fundraising dinner in collaboration with Rotary Club of Bida Central District 9125 Nigeria to raised fund for the return back to school of dropped –out students and 134 students across the educational priviledge states of Northern Nigeria where sent back to school and their bill paid.

The joint activities of Nigeria chapter also led to the birth of chapters in other countries that form the region.

 

GHANA

Ghana has two chapters.

Kumasi chapter held a symposium for student of Kumasi municipal college with presence of former UN Secretary General Mr. Koffi Annan in November 2013 in a program planned to be annual event. The 2014 edition is bill to be attended by the Special envoy of the UN Secretary General later in November 2014.

Accra chapter in February 2014 organized talent hunt show for High school student in various areas. Talents where discovered and winners received prizes and attached to corporate and professional organizations for proper upgrading.

KENYA

The single chapter in Nairobi is waxing stronger in membership since inaugural meeting of seven members in March 2014. The chapter is proud of 32 members and presently working on fundraising event to raised fund for scholarship intended to be giving to High school students in the area.

BENIN REPUBLIC

Benin Republic is a very small francophone country with 1 SDI chapter with 28 members and has organized several symposium, training and workshop for students since inauguration in February 2013.

CAMEROON

Cameroon is a former Anglo/ German colony before the France full annexation in the 60’s. Thus, the country is known today for usingdual lingua franca of both English and French. SDI chapter in Cameroon is located in the English speaking town of Douala with 21 members led by Mr. Zion Patrick and their campaign against bullying has spread across the High school in the Northern Cameroonian region.

SOUTH AFRICA

The city of Johannesburg in South Africa and SDI chapter was launched in February 2014 with 14 fervent volunteer members. The members were highly committed and rented an apartment in the central J’burg city complex which serves as SDI South African office since March.

UNITED KINGDOM (PROVINCIAL CHAPTER)

SDI enter into London city with the effort of a Nigerian schooling in London and serving as current Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) Ahmed Adamu in April 2014. The chapter is presently a provincial chapter waiting the visitation of Prince Bola –Ige Alabi led regional leadership team for inauguration before the end of 2014.

SIERRA LEONE (PROVINCIAL CHAPTER)

The Freetown, Sierra Leone base SDI chapter is our new born provincial chapter waiting for proper inauguration later in the year. It stated with 2 volunteers and presently held their June 14th meeting at the Freetown Government College with 6 members. The COO of the chapter and his team has embark on awareness to increase their membership strength.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER COORDINATORS AND INAUGURATION DATE

S/NO CHAPTERS NO OF MEMBERS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERS STATUS/ INAUGURATION DATE

1 SDI Lagos, Nigeria 81 James O. Arokamoni January 2013

2 SDI Bida Polytechnic 28 Frank Uzor February 2013

3 SDI Ibadan, Nigeria 72 Chidinma N. Ukah April 2013

4 SDI Ososo High School 16 Thomas E. Festus April 2013

5 SDI Abuja 26 Lanre Akerejola February 2014

6 SDI Accra, Ghana 32 Samuel Darko March 2013

7 SDI Kumasi College 12 Christian Maduabuchi July 2013

8 SDI Cotonou, Benin 28 Meilida Aaron May 2013

9 SDI Douala, Cameroon 21 Jean Alex June 2013

10 SDI Nairobi, Kenya 32 Sharon John June 2013

11 SDI Johannesburg, South Africa 14 Megan Christopher April 2014

12 SDI London, UK 04 Ahmed Adamu Provincial

13 SDI Freetown, Sierra Leone 06 Mitchell Isaac Provincial

Total 372

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP

1. Prince Bola –Ige A. Efeshodiamhe -Chief Operating Officer/ Regional Director

2. Frank Uzor - Director, Mobilization & Training

3. Olayinka Moses Adeolu - Director, Studio & Production

4. Kingsley Marabe Alabi - Chairman, New Chapter formation

5. James Omokagbo Arokamoni - Director, Scholarship & Grants

6. Lanre Peace Akerejola - Director, Welfare & Social

7. Chidinma Nnenna Ukah - Regional Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

SDI Africa, Europe & Middle -East regional office has witness significant growth in membership within the 2 years of its formation. Our membership strength is currently 372 and we are eagerly looking forward to add more to our services towards shaping the life of student populace across region

MEMBERSHIP LIST (CHAPTER BY CHAPTER)

 

SDI LAGOS, NIGERIA CHAPTER

1. Bola –Ige Alabi Efeshodiamhe

2. James Fredrick O.

3. Olayinka Moses Adeolu

4. Ovie Oloye Alabi

5. Marabe A. kingsley

6. Gbolahan Morakinyo

7. Tokunbo Anjolaoluwa

8. Blessing Maurice

9. Jesse Babatunde

10. Famurewa Samuel

11. Peter Famurewa

12. Ojo Paul

13. Patrick Samson

14. Eche Emmanuel

15. Enoch Benjamin

16. Adeoye Samson

17. Osadebe onyemezen

18. Rebekah Fredrick

19. Anthony Idemudia

20. Blessing Favour

21. Gbemi osunde

22. Esther Oladele

23. Seun adebisi

24. Ojo silvesterCaroline Stephen

25. John Arokamoni

26. Racheal Arokamoni

27. Abigail Emmanuel

28. Rosemary Christian

29. Stella Peter

30. Samuel Isaac

31. Austin Joseph

32. Temitope Michael

33. Linda Godwin

34. Theresa Victor

35. Semilore Jegede

36. Hannah Isaac

37. Kemi Sunday

38. Doris Benjamin

39. Olamide Anthony

40. Wale Araoye

41. Wole Adekunle

42. Kunle Samson

43. Joy Paul

44. Saint Precious

45. Ayo Ezekiel

46. Oguntimehin Wale

47. Omotosho Michael

48. Jane Chamberlain

49. Oyindamola Olowookere

50. Ajana Aiyedun

51. Luke Martins

52. Amos Emeriewen

53. Austin Obaro

54. Biodun Aiyenifuja

55. Bisi Ayeni

56. Bose Ojo

57. Edamisan Ayodele

58. Bukola Olayiwola

59. Chamberlain Edward

60. Dele Aderibigbe

61. Abosede Kosoko

62. Ojo Ebenezer

63. Bankole Michael

64. Wale Ajayi

65. Cole Reuben

66. Glory Adeojo

67. Hamsat Mohammed

68. Femi Obayomi

69. Wole Oyefeso

70. Kunbi Ayoola

71. Thomas Akinola

72. Funke Abegunde

73. Mary George

74. Oyegunle Ayeola

75. Modupe Akinlaja

76. Akinola Titus

77. Godswill Ajani

78. Bosede Thompson

79. Dayo Lawrence

80. Ogundimu Wasiu

81. Adekunle Adams

82. Ajayi Kingsley

SDI BIDA POLYTECHNIC, NIGERIA CHAPTER

1. Frank uzor

2. Lilian Okafor

3. Joel Arogundade

4. Aliu Mustapha

5. Bisi Adegbola

6. Lasisi Najimudeen

7. Lilian Okafor

8. Sunday Michael

9. Naalis Abiodun

10. Edith Umeh

11. Ejiro ukeseh

12. Edwin Godswill

13. Esther Jesse

14. Fatai Aboderin

15. Gabriel Oladiti

16. Gambo Ahmed

17. Gbenga Adeoye

18. Gift Orere

19. Chinenye Olisachukwu

20. Isah Haruna

21. Jaqueline Oriade

22. Joyce Marcus

23. Julianah Ameh

24. Kazeem Dare

25. Oluwakemi Kehinde

26. Lara omolayo

27. Babatunde Afis

28. Lekan Samson

 

SDI IBADAN, NIGERIA CHAPTER

1. Chidinma N. ukah

2. Longlife Binigbolo

3. Mary Ebusegbe

4. Mensah Godwin

5. Abiodun Adewale

6. Babalola Ebenezer

7. Ernest Favour

8. Felix Akande

9. Joshua Henry

10. Lanre Arogundade

11. Femi Araoye

12. Michael Oladotun

13. Arogundade muyiwa

14. Taminu Samuel

15. Tope Wilson

16. Funke Awojolu

17. Azubuike Joshua

18. Elizabeth Abah

19. Fraser Adebajo

20. Hafsat Orilonise

21. Eniola babatunde

22. Wuraola Emmanuel

23. Okiriagbo Johnson

24. Needie Jawhar

25. Nkechi Chukwu

26. Nneoma Thelma

27. Ofekun Pelumi

28. Ogechi Paul

29. Olabimpe Adewale

30. Omowuni Austin

31. Jude Imafidon

32. Yemi Daramola

33. Festus Jacob

34. Segun Torioye

35. Joseph Fakoyede

36. Kehinde Adedamola

37. Ayeere Damilola

38. Hussain Muhammed

39. Mathew Segun

40. Racheal Arokamoni

41. Rafiu Adediji

42. Bambo Daramola

43. Regina Obasi

44. Richard Bassey

45. Ridwan Atipe

46. Richard Alabi

47. Rose Omore

48. Bayo Quadri

49. Benjamin Aganga

50. Chuks Enyi

51. Claire Emeka

52. Hauwa Frank

53. Janet Olanrewaju

54. Loreta Omale

55. Patience Ocheche

56. Kemi Victor

57. Ruth Oluwole

58. Victoria Chimezie

59. Yetunde Erinfolami

60. Rukayyat Muhammed

61. Samuel Taiwo

62. Saheed Oyebola

63. Sanmi Samuel

64. Abiodun Falobi

65. Sarah Obi

66. Akensan Edward

67. Steve Abozeme

68. Taiwo Oguntayo

69. Toyosi Olawale

70. Akerele Ojo

71. Ufuoma Peace

72. Vivian Attama

SDI OSOSO, NIGERIA CHAPTER

1. Thomas E. Festus

2. Godwin Alabi

3. Sunday Alabi

4. Bodunde George

5. Timothy Akonafua

6. Orifa Samson

7. Ajoyo Mary

8. George Obaitan

9. Okiri Ebenezer

10. John Eveshoyan

11. Afekhari James

12. Omokagbo Glory

13. Phillip Aiyejina

14. Ayedogbon Samuel

15. Omore Samson

16. Afekhafe Victor

SDI ABUJA, NIGERIA CHAPTER

1. Lanre Akerejola

2. Aboyede Kolawole

3. Ajulo Josephine

4. Funke Johnson

5. Godwin Ezekiel

6. Akhaboa John

7. Friday Aletor

8. Igbinovia John

9. Ofure Eghosa

10. Elizabeth Dickson

11. Daniel Okon

12. Deji Abiola

13. Paul Gbolahan

14. Phillip Emmanuel

15. Gideon Ajayi

16. Femi Sunday

17. Funmi Oluwadare

18. Olorunwa Ayoade

19. Daniel Ogunjobi

20. Danamo Suraju

21. Debo Shalom

22. Doyinsola Adaba

23. Confidence Emmanuel

24. Onyinye Collins

25. Folashade Olalekan

26. Damilola Ajakaiye

 

SDI ACCRA GHANA CHAPTER

1. Samuel Darko

2. Abigail Essien

3. Adjoto Emmanuel

4. Jennifer Emmanuel

5. Gift Isaac

6. Francis Daniel

7. Eric David

8. Boateng Michael

9. Eunice Samuel

10. Sandra Ebenezer

11. Deborah George

12. Janet Stephen

13. Linda James

14. John Enoch

15. Evans Michael

16. Owusu Stephen

17. Esther Prince

18. Badmus Francis

19. Deborah George

20. Gift Isaac

21. Priscilla Samuel

22. Linda Richard

23. Joseph Stephen

24. Ellen John

25. Lisa Enoch

26. Phillip Benjamin

27. Nora Dennis

28. Maame Ernest

29. Evans Richmond

30. Felix Bernard

31. Roseline Derrick

32. Joshua Williams

SDI KUMASI GHANA CHAPTER

1. Christian Maduabuchi

2. Thomas Nancy

3. Jemima Alhassan

4. Vivian Sylvester

5. Sedinam Albert

6. Adwoa Gabriel

7. Elvisa Kingsley

8. Nana Bismark

9. Madia Fredrick

10. Wendy Henry

11. Yaa Godfred

12. Nadia Obed

 

SDI COUTONOU, BENIN CHAPTER

1. Meilida Aaron

2. Nerice Janvier

3. Boris Francis

4. Ariella Josaphat

5. Bénédicte Prisca Maurice

6. Audrey Joseph

7. Choucoura Claver

8. Benedicte Andre

9. Didier Arnaud

10. Jean Roger

11. Jocelyne Paul

12. Beauty Abraham

13. Amélie Antoine

14. Gwladys Jacques

15. Pascal Prudence

16. Mariatou Aime

17. Laurelle Aubin

18. Levia Benjamin

19. Anita Patrice

20. Samson Laurent

21. Falilatou Donatien

22. Euphrem Miguel

23. Agnes David

24. Flora Cédric

25. Stephane Mathieu

26. Venancia Dieudonné

27. Euloge Marcel

28. ArséneOusmane

 

SDI DOUALA, CAMEROON CHAPTER

1. Jean Alex

2. Judith Edmond

3. Cynthia Jacques

4. Sandra Frédéric

5. Bianca Celestin

6. Agnes Wilson

7. Barbara Williams

8. Josiane Dominique

9. Marie Prosper

10. Willy Pierre

11. Irene Bertrand

12. Franklin Joseph

13. Andre Steve

14. Christella Paul

15. Sonya Marcel

16. Fopa Yaya

17. Marie Eleanor Georges

18. Nancy Gideon

19. Chantale Philemon

20. Gregoire Ayuk

21. Fatima Felix

 

SDI NAIROBI KENYA CHAPTER

1. Sharon John

2. David Joseph

3. Isabel Simon

4. Pauline James

5. Faith Peter

6. Damaris Michael

7. Esther Martin

8. George Peter

9. Diana Joseph

10. Linda Ken

11. Joan Lewis

12. Kelvin Patrick

13. Melanie Anthony

14. Lisa Kennedy

15. Moses Bonface

16. Naomi Robert

17. Elvis Victor

18. Jennifer Frank

19. Belinda Evans

20. Sam Denis

21. Rachel Emmanuel

22. Dorah Dennis

23. Kimani Geoffrey

24. Lorraine Titus

25. Paul Onyango Meshack

26. Wilfred Benard

27. Fredrick Dominic

28. Angela Verdez

29. Fatuma Fonte

30. Maggie Collins

31. Ruth Baraza

32. Selly Nelson

SDI JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA CHAPTER

1. Megan Christopher

2. Jessica Richard

3. James Patrick

4. Jeandre Christian

5. Luke Joshua

6. Kimberley Benjamin

7. Lungelo Vinesh

8. Lisa Brett

9. Natalie David

10. Brent Daniel

11. Danny Allan

12. Nokuthula Phillip

13. John Andre

14. Louis Jayden

SDI LONDON, UK CHAPTER (PROVINCIAL)

1. Ahmed Adamu

2. Samuel T. Brown

3. Edward Atkinson

4. Eric Warden

SDI FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE CHAPTER (PROVINCIAL)

1. Augusta Victor

2. Mitchell Isaac

3. Claudetta Moses

4. Tejan Samuel

5. George Gabriel Manyeh

6. Barrie Alusine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARTER & REGISTRATION

Since it is legally necessary to register our foundation as a charity in other to gain public acceptance, it has therefore become a challenge to this foundation to freely operate with its good programme due to some delay in her charter requirements.

In Africa, one of the basic requirements demanded by various governmental bodies in –charge of registration of charity is the need to have an operating office, equipped the office with equipment needed in carrying out the organization objectives, training materials, e.t.c as well as applying for charter through the official process.

The regional Coordinator, Bola –Ige Alabi Efeshodiamhe and his leadership team has write the necessary government agencies across Africa countries as well as various international bodies for Student Direct International to receive charter status in both Africa, Europe & the Middle –East. The effort has seen the region paid registration fees when demanded and travel across the region.

We are therefore happy to announce that the effort has yielded positive result to some extent as both the United Nations Youth Associations (UNYA), Commonwealth Youth Association (CYA) has approved our registration with full membership status (Find approval letters attached to this report).

Meanwhile, the government of Africa, The Africa Union and the European Union in a letter dated 22nd march 2014 partially approved our registration request letter, demanding the need to present a regional office with equipment before issuing us a charity certificate.

We have now secure a regional office and we are soliciting for assistant to get it equipped in other to receive our charter certificate before our application lapse, as the official of the government agency (Corporate Affairs Commission) is billed to pay a visit to the office and certify it before final approval. (Find attached is the details requirements for registration of charity organization and process).

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARTER/ REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FROM GOVERNMENT

Kindly find below the requirements for registration of an NGO in Africa. We are therefore looking for your support towards fulfilling it, until which we can obtain our chartered certificate and free to operate under the law of each countries.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FORNGO’S IN AFRICA

1. Equipping the office of the applicant’s (intending NGO’s) with necessary office equipment’s and items meant for the attainment of its objectives.

2. Procurement of application form which contains a memorandum for guidance of application.

3. Publication of notices in three (3) national dailies, one being a local newspaper widely circulated in the area where the organization is based.

4. Submission of the duly completed application form in triplicate which should be accompanied by the following.

5. A formal letter of application.

6. The original newspaper publications.

7. 2 copies of Applicant’s constitution.

8. Minutes of the meeting whereat the trustees were appointed, having the list of members present and absent and showing the voting pattern, signed by Chairman and Secretary of the Board.

9. Minutes of the meeting where the special clause rules was adopted into the constitution of the organization; signed by Secretary and Chairman.

10. Trustees (Applicants) have to attach 2 passport sized photographs of themselves.

11. Trustees have to sign against their names on the application form (enclosed) and furnish permanent residential addresses.

12. The impression of the common seal should be affixed on page 11 of the form and.

13. Draft of 200,000.00 in favour of government agency in -charge.

14. Two copies of the application form.

15. Application form duly signed by Secretary and Chairman of the NGO Board

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLETED REGIONAL PROJECTS

1. Organizedthe first annual Nigerian National Youth & Student Initiative for Peace in April 2013.

2. Organized skill acquisition training for High School students in Accra, Ghana on video editing, photography, dancing and singing in July 2013.

3. Organized skill acquisition training for 600 High school students in Lagos Nigeria during last summer.

4. The regional office released grants of about $7600 to the 13 SDI chapters for project finance and start -up need between 2013 and 2014.

5. Renting of former regional office in Lagos for the year 2013 (before personal donation of new regional office in Ibadan by Innovative Media & Public Relations Consult Ltd in April 2014) at the rate of N400, 000 Nigerian naira (equivalent US $2,500 per annum).

6. We applied for financial grant with the United State based Echoing Green Fellowship 2014 project but lost.

7. Organized training workshop & talent hunts on dancing, acting, film and modelling for college students tagged “Discover yourself” in 6 chapters in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Accra, Nairobi and Johannesburg south Africa while effort is ongoing to conduct same in the remaining 7 chapters of the region before the end of the year.

8. Organized special fundraising dinner to raise fund for the drop –outs high school students tagged “return back to school campaign”; where cash worth $1,000 were distributed to 22beneficiaries.

9. Financing all the travelling expenses, transport fare to and from the countries across Africa, Europe & Middle East to established SDI chapters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAJOR DONORS/ PARTNERS

1. Rotary International District 9110 Nigeria –Cash donation of $2,000

2. Rotary International District 9125 Nigeria –cash donation of $1,000

3. Rotary International District 9100 West Africa –Cash donation of $1,500

4. Rotary International District 9140 Nigeria –Cash donation of $1,000

5. Lions Club International District 404b Nigeria

6. Prince Bola –Ige A. Efeshodiamhe –Cash donation of $5,000

7. Mr. Lekan Otufodunrin –cash donation of $2,000

8. Federal Ministry of Youth development, Nigeria –partnering us with training equipment.

9. Innovative Media & Public Relations Concepts (IMPReC) –donation of new office complex and a cash of $5,000

10. Ghana Student Union

11. National association of Nigerian students

12. Commonwealth Students Association

13. Nigerian Youth parliament

14. Rotaract club of Bida D9125 Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEMS NEEDED IN THE REGIONAL OFFICE & STUDIO

Towards receiving our chartered certificate, below are some of the items/ equipment’s needed in our regional office and studio as demanded by the government agencies in-charge:

1. Items needed in the administrative office

2. Items needed in the training studio

3. Items needed for mobilization of staffs & volunteers during regional programmes

 

1. ITEMS NEEDED IN THE OFFICE

S/NO DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS QUANTITY

1 Desktop computer with accessories 6 (reception, administrative & COO’s office)

2 Laptop computer with accessories 2

3 Photocopiers 2

4 Scanner 2

5 Printer 2

6 Electric Power Stabilizer 4

7 Alternative (fuel) PowerGenerator 2

8 Solar Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) 2

9 Standing fan 4

10 Ceiling fan 8

11 Fax machine 2

12 Refrigerator 2

13 Water dispenser 2

14 Air conditioner 3

15 Telephone box 4

16 UPS 2

17 Filling cabinet

18 Library book shelve

19 Library materials (books, DVDs, training software’s, e.t.c)

20 Office furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. ITEMS NEEDED IN THE STUDIO

S/NO DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS QUANTITY

1 Video camera with accessories 2

2 Photo camera with accessories 2

3 Camera tripod 3

4 Audio visual DJ box

5 Audio & Video console

6 Flat screen TV 2

7 Studio lights

8 Projector 2

9 UPS 2

10 Stabilizer 2

11 Speakers 2

12 Microphones 4

13 Air conditioner 1

14 Standing fan 2

15 Ceiling fan 2

16 Desktop computer (for editing) 2

17 Laptop computer (for editing) 2

18 Video & Music production equipment

 

 

3. ITEMS NEEDED FOR MOBILIZATION OF STAFFS/ VOLUNTEERS

S/NO DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS QUANTITY

1 Official bus 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET

S/NO INCOME $ USD EXPENDITURE $ USD

1 Donation 17,500 Scholarship/ grant 4,700

2 Fundraising 3,450 Insurance/ Tax 2,150

3 Members voluntary contribution 2,700 Law suit & security charges 4,000

4 Printing, publications & publicity 625

5 Rent & utilities 1,400

6 Meetings and events 800

7 Travel 3,000

8 Miscellaneous (phone calls, mail, stationeries, e.t.c 675

9 Training & workshop 6,150

TOTAL 23,650

TOTAL 23,650

Total Income 22,150

Total Expenses 21,950

Net $150

NOTE: The amount which happen to be transacted in Nigerian Naira, Ghanaian Cedi, South African Rand, Kenyan Shilling, Sierra Leonean Leone and CFA Franc is above presented approximately in United State Dollar.

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

1. The need to gear up every SDI members and volunteers to belief solidly and work hard for the future attainment of the founder’s aims and objectives.

2. The need for SDI international office to work on making the foundation a true international organization that will positively impact the student’s life across the world in the nearest future.

3. The need for international office to organize the first SDI international Conference in the USA where members and volunteers across the world will come together to discuss, plan and drafted a better future plan for SDI.

4. SDI international office should support and assist the Africa, Europe & Middle –East regional chapters in their dream to get registered, chartered with official launching before the end of the year 2014.

5. We invite representatives of the SDI international office to the launching and presentation of chartered certificate to this region as soon as we achieve the task in a date that will be announced before the end of 2014.

6. The need to introduce an annual international internship, fellowship and scholarship programmes for students and volunteers across the world. This will serve as means of motivation and encouragement for our volunteers as well as boost our performance.

7. The need to assist the region towards equipping the newly acquired regional office and studio.

8. The international office is invited to support the region planned Maiden regional conference schedule to hold in London, UK come January 2015 tagged “London 2015). The avenue is planned to use in open more SDI chapters across Europe.

9. The need to help and assist the region with grant toward sustaining its programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE PROJECTS AND EVENTS

1. Formation of more chapters and see to the realization of making Student Direct Foundation a true international organization to be reckoned with across the world.

2. To organize more skill acquisition training for students.

3. Maiden regional conference “London 2015”

4. Embarking on special tour of regional executive committee to the international headquarter in US.

5. Equipping, launching and dedication of SDI Africa, Europe & Middle –East regional office to SDI international as SDI asset and first internationally acquired property before end of 2014 in an event billed to be attended by Presidents of Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Benin republic, Sierra Leone, the UN Secretary General special envoy on Youth & Students, Commonwealth Youth Council, e.t.c or their representatives.

6. Introducing quarterly training programme for students across the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Within the 2 years of its existence, the region has officially launched thirteen (13) SDI chapters spreading across Africa, Europe & middle –East.

2. The membership strength has also witness increase from initial 11 members from Lagos, Nigeria chapters to 372 members as at 30th June 2014.

3. We have secured a property (photograph attached) for the secretariat of SDI Africa, Europe & Middle –East regional office through a donation from a corporate firm in Nigeria, and we belief more is coming as soon as we receive government charter.

4. The region have trained 1,314 students in photographing, camera operation, modelling, acting and public speaking while grant was giving to 20 best students, and hundredsof other were impacted positively.

5. We have secured a full membership status with United Nation Youth Association (UNYA) and the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) in New York and London respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHALLENGES

1. The main challenge facing the region and all its 13 chapters is the need to get chartered certification from African governments where we have chapters and the international bodies that can partner us towards achieving our international dreams.

Though we recently broke the jinx and secure chartered certification with the youth caucus of the world top two and largest global bodies, the United Nations Youth Association (UNYA) and Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC). We therefore need help and support towards securing our certification from governments.

2. Since we are yet to receive government charter, it has therefore become herculean task to secure partnership with some individual and corporate bodies (both local and international), as they fear of facing the wrath of government if they partner us without charter.

3. Because of no government certification, our members have face several charges in the court of law and arrest by government security agencies at various occasions and meetings. Thank God for the connection and effort of the Regional Director Bola –Ige A. Efeshodiamhe “a Law and Media expert” who always stand by us and defend our rights to freedom in court always.

4. Since we have limited partners and donors, we therefore lack enough fund to implement various student oriented project at our hand.

5. We lack fund to equip our office and the studio. Likewise there is no training equipment as we usually rent equipment to trained student whenever the Rotary Club that usually lend us equipment seems to divert their attention away from us.

6. International members always agitate a forum where they can be opportune to meet their founder’s and colleagues across the world, thus we recommend in our recommendation the need for international office to introduce an annual SDI international conference where members across the world can sit down together to discuss and fashion out plan for the progress of Student Direct International.

 

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