As part of the 100-city tour for The Future Awards Africa’s (TFAA) 10th anniversary, the organizers of the awards visited conflict zones across the North of Nigeria last week – to highlight challenges, spotlight inspiring stories and set up hubs to solve problems at scale.
The delegation was led by the co-founder of TFAA, Chude Jideonwo and visited Chibok, Mubi and Yola.
“The stories and the people we have met on this trip have confirmed some of our worst fears, but more importantly also fired up our resolve,” said Jideonwo after the tour. “There is so much work we have to do, and we are building a network of problem solvers across the continent to engage, solve and sustain the solutions to these problems.
“We are celebrating 10 years of TFAA, but more importantly, we are fired up to begin 10 more years of building entrepreneurs, supporting change makers and transforming societies.”Chude Jideonwo looking at one of the bombed tanks during thr tour
TFAA Team with the vigilante group who won the war with the soldiers
The one-year tour, which kicked off in October 2015, has now visited Kano, Banjul, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Enugu, Abuja, Lagos, Yola, Mubi and Chibok.
Hubs have now been set up in Mubi with the Initiative for Human Rights, Yola with Centre for Caring, Empowerment and Peace Initiative (CCEPI) and Chibok with the Red Cross. These hubs will work together with the Global TFAA Secretariat to pull resources and media attention to solve the identified problems in each community.
The next stop for the tour is Johannesburg, South Africa, after which phase one of the tour will conclude.
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