Clinton Ikechukwu Ezeigwe – President,
People to People International Nigeria
We are a vast network of chapters. While chapters are autonomous, PTPI offers a variety of programs to increase their ability to deliver purpose in their local communities. We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a base for consistency, and common terminology to enhance communication in conversations with people from outside of our organization.
Here is what the team in Nigeria have been doing:
And we have been working tirelessly on the SDGs. Some weeks ago, in line with the SDG6, we had school outreach program to educate students on the importance of water and why it is crucial for young people to start getting involved in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). We had a celebration of the World Water Day on 22 March, which involved a road show of walk for water and sanitation.
Currently, we are proposing a new project on the same SDG6 for PTPI grant titled: “I Wash My Hands”. This is because Pneumonia and diarrheal disease are two of the leading causes of death among children under the age of five here in our community. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), handwashing is the only effective way to save the lives of children with the use of soap and hygiene education.
Officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitutiondefines Nigeria as a democratic secular country.