Monday, January 14, 2019

Sickle Cell Community Launches Trust Fund


The Sickle Cell Community launched a Trust Fund today in Kano, it is a sustainable financing mechanism for supporting the less priviledged persons living with sickle cell especially in purchasing drugs and payment for screening and investigations.

The Trust Fund is supported by Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and Centre for Development and Communications Initiative.

Be part of humanity by donating ib sustainable future of our healthy population!

Account Name: Sickle Cell Community Trust Fund
Account Number: 0428351585
Bank GT Bank, PLC.

The Sickle Cell Community is led by our member at Kano Youth Coalition for Advocacy and Development (KAYCAD), the amazon Malama Shemau Adam Imam.

Rabiu Shamma,
14/1/2019.

Executive Director,
Fasaha English and Computer Academy (FECA).

Chairman,
Kano Youth Coalition for Advocacy and Development (KAYCAD).

Phone: +2347035504982, +2348050238616.
Office Address: 
Block 3, Kabuga BUK Road, Kano, Nigeria.

www.rabiushamma.blogspot.com
   

Monday, December 3, 2018

Zannan Kazaure Empowerment Scheme II

The Entrepreneurship Department of Fasaha English and Computer Academy (FECA) commenced training of women and youth of Kazaure, Roni, Gwiwa, Yankwashi Federal  Constituency as sponsored by Arc Muhammad Muktar, Zannan Kazaure, who is the SDP contestant of the constituency in the forthcoming general election in 2019.

This is second time Zannan Kazaure is empowering  youth and women through FECA. This time they will be trained on various vocational skills like Bed Sheets, Vaseline, Soap, Humrah, Car Wash, Leather Works and Phone Repairs. They will be empowered with a small grant to start up  businesses. 

The FECA team is led by our Director of Programmes, Malam Safwan Suraj Ilyas and other facilitators.

Rabiu Shamma,
3/12/2018.

   

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Professor Essiet Attends CITAD's Inspiring Lecture

November's edition of Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Series had Prof. E. U. Essiet of Bayero University, Kano as guest. 

The event held today at Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD). Some of the take homes from prof's pep talk  include:

1. What we teach in Universities is politics of ideas, but what is practice in Nigeria politics is politics of money sharing, bigotry, selfishness etc.

2. Comradeship is not about insulting people and spitting fire but about revolutionary ideas.

3. Being happy is not about having money but about positively impacting lives of others.

4. Young people should connect more and have a cosmopolitan network, never judge someone base on primordial sentiments.

Rabiu Shamma,
27/11/2018.


   

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rabiu Shamma Recognised as a Global Goodwill Ambassador

Kano Youth Coalition for Advocacy and Development (KAYCAD) Chairman, Malam Rabiu Shamma has been recognised as a Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA) by the Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

The GGA, as it is included in their website, is an organisation based in the United States and founded by Richard Dipilla that "recognize people from every nation, race, color, and socio-economic caste; who do goodwill toward others. The only thing Global Goodwill Ambassadors, looks at is the volunteering, charitable, or humanitarian works of any individual. We exercise no bias. We also have only one commodity, that of Goodwill. We are not commercialize in any way. We are apolitical and free of hatred. The GGA's goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need."

In his remark,  Rabiu Shamma, thanked the GGA and the people that nominated him through Linkedin for the recognition, he also said that the recognition will spur him to do more for his community.

Rabiu Shamma is also the Executive Director/Founder of the Social Entrepreneurship centre, Fasaha English and Computer Academy (FECA).

Congratulations!

MG Mukhtar.
6/10/2018.


   

Saturday, September 15, 2018

How to get Trader Moni and Market Moni Federal Government Loans

#MarketMoni loans start at N50,000 and target medium-scale traders, market women, artisans, and youth in market associations while #tradermoni loans start at N10,000 and target petty traders and petty artisans.

Getting the next higher loan is automatic! As soon as you pay back your existing loan within 3 months, you dial a code (*540*265*12#) on your phone and you get an alert for the next higher loan immediately. 

Please dial *540*265*12# to confirm your registration status.

Call 07006275386 or 07001000200 to know locations of Trader Moni Enumerators close to you. 
#TraderMoni

Rabiu Shamma, 
Executive Director
Fasaha English and Computer Academy (FECA).

Chairman,
Kano Youth Coalition for Advocacy and Development (KAYCAD).

Phone: +2347035504982, +2348050238616.
Office Address: 
Block 3, Kabuga BUK Road, Kano, Nigeria.

www.rabiushamma.blogspot.com

   

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

BUK HOSTS STUDENTS INNOVATION CHALLENGE


I have said it times without number, that what young Nigerian entrepreneurs need to lead the economic revival of the country is funding, Nigerians never lack innovative ideas but what has always been killing ideas is lack of proper funding and then perhaps lack of capacity to source for it independently.

That is why I was very happy today when I saw some of the wonderful ideas exhibited by young Nigerians at the Students Innovation Challenge at Bayero University, Kano. The Regional finals which was attended by the mercurial Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, had in attendance students from different universities in northern Nigeria, it also had captains of industries who were there to serve as motivators to the young business people.

The winner was initially slated to receive One Million Naira from the organisers, but many of them who pitched may get some funding looking at donations made by Dangote Group, NCC, NITDA, Kano State Government, and NDIC at the event. Over 70 million was thus realised from those donations which will go directly to funding these new businesses.

The government and private sector must therefore concentrate more in funding young entrepreneurs as a viable way to address the issues of unemployment and widespread poverty in the country.

#sic2018 #sickano

4/09/2018.

Rabiu Shamma, 
Executive Director
Fasaha English and Computer Academy (FECA).

Chairman,
Kano Youth Coalition for Advocacy and Development (KAYCAD).

Phone: +2347035504982, +2348050238616.
Office Address: 
Block 3, Kabuga BUK Road, Kano, Nigeria.

www.rabiushamma.blogspot.com

   

Monday, August 27, 2018

Professor Umar Pate Attends CITAD's Inspiring Lecture Series

This month's Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interaction Series hosted Professor Umar Pate, the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Communication, Bayero University, Kano. 
The internationally acclaimed  scholar discussed his sojourn as an academic and his personal philosophy about life in general. The nearly three hour lecture was attended by CSOs, Students, Academics and Media.

The university don spoke at length, so I will just write these take-homes I jotted from the interaction.

1. What amount of investment are you making in your intellect?

2. There is history behind every successful person.

3. When you do things, sometimes you get money, sometimes you don't get anything.

4. People helped you to grow so why will you not help other people grow?

5. There is a different from being wicked and being disciplined.

6. People you trust will sometime betray you.

7.  You are not living your life to impress anybody.

8.  If you mess the country, where will you move to?

9. Life is much more than building houses, wives, cars.

10. I believe in strong leadership.

11. There is satisfaction when you get other people become great.

12. If my mother said I should do something, it is as good as done.

13. We have the people, resources but we lack the leadership.

14. The people have that had the best of Nigeria are those in their 80s but are not used to destroy the younger generation.

15. Hardwork pays! 
16. People need to visit other parts of the country to appreciate our diversity.

17. The culture of tolerance should be inculcated in you to live a happy life. 
18. As a scholar, one must never compromise quality research to be regarded internationally.

The lecture hosts different people who have excelled at different walks of life monthly at the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), under the leadership of our own tireless ED, Malam YZ Ya'u.

Compiled by Rabiu Shamma,
27/08/2018.
Rabiu Shamma, 
Executive Director
Fasaha English and Computer Academy (FECA).

Chairman,
Kano Youth Coalition for Advocacy and Development (KAYCAD).

Phone: +2347035504982, +2348050238616.
Office Address: 
Block 3, Kabuga BUK Road, Kano, Nigeria.

www.rabiushamma.blogspot.com