We want to look at some of the Current Social Intervention Programs In Nigeria. Before we go into that, first things first. We are aware that not a lot of people understand what a social intervention program is. It will therefore be necessary for us to give an explanation into what a social intervention program is so we can be on the same footing. Shall we?
Social Intervention Programs (SIP) are activities by government, social agencies and volunteers designed to change and improve the social situation of individuals, groups and community, strengthen social bonds and encourage internalization of social control. It is an action which involves the intervention of a government or an organization in social affairs.
Furthermore, Social Intervention programs can come in different forms. They could include but not limited to
- provision of charity or social welfare as a means to alleviate social and economic problems of people facing financial difficulties;
- provision of health care;
- delivery of food aid or recovery missions to regions or countries negatively affected by an event;
- provision of education;
- provision of safety regulations for employment and products;
- adoption programs etc
So, having understood what a social intervention program is, let us look at the Current Social Intervention Programs In Nigeria and if possible, how you can participate in them.
Current Social Intervention Programs In Nigeria
1. Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF)
The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme is aimed at providing a free nutritional meal for public primary pupils across Nigeria to improve school enrolment and completion as well as child nutrition and health.. This program aims at
- Increasing school enrolment and completion.
- Improving child nutrition and health.
- Strengthening local agricultural economies by providing a school feeding market in which farmers can sell their produce.
- Create employment opportunities with jobs in catering, processing, farming, etc.
How To Participate
This program is currently being carried out in some rural schools in some Nigerian states. The only criterion is to a student in any of the schools where this program is being carried out.
N-Power was created to solve the challenge of youth unemployment by providing a structure for large scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development while linking its core and outcomes to fixing inadequate public services and stimulating the larger economy. The modular programmes under N-Power will ensure that each participant will learn and practice most of what is necessary to find or create work. All you need to know about N-Power Nigeria, how it works, who can apply and the requirements as well as application forms are contained here.
3. Conditional Cash Transfer Program
4. Government Economic Empowerment Program (GEEP)
How To Apply
To apply for the GEEP Marketmoni,
- First, you must have a BVN
- Next, you must belong to an accredited market association or cooperative registered in your state or with the CAC.
- Third, your association or cooperative must indicate its interest in MarketMoni by submitting its information to BOI including its certificate of registration. You may either visit www.boi.ng/marketreg, call 0700-CALL-BOI (which is 0700-225-5264), visit any BOI office in the country, or go through your assigned State Focal Person to register your cooperative’s interest in MarketMoni.
- If your association or cooperative qualifies, a MarketMoni agent would be sent to your group promptly to capture your members for loan assessment.
Also, the official website is marketmoni.com.ng.
Also See: BoI Youth Ignite Program – How To Apply
The above are the Current Social Intervention Programs In Nigeria we could lay our hands on. Given the challenge with data in Nigeria, it was difficult to obtain any pratical information on the Conditional Cash Transfer program, which is also a SIP.
However, we are sure you found these helpful. Nevertheless, if there is any we omitted, kindly use the comment box below and contact us.
Good luck as you apply for any of these.