DELIVERING FOOD , SHELTER AND HOPE
Jesus told a story saying “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
After sharing this story Jesus said , “Go and do like the Samaritan.” This is the mission of YARPTI—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need.
Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative (YARPTI) is a non-governmental organization in Nigeria established in April 2015 by a group of volunteers committed to human rights and alleviation of human sufferings.
We visualize children, youths, women and orphans in Nigeria living a happy life full of meaning and prosperity. We believe that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood
Committed to human rights and alleviation of human sufferings
Giving free legal aid and defending human rights
Educating and empowering women and youths
Visiting hospitals to take care of the sick
Providing tuition fees and educational materials to students.
Assisting orphans and less privileged children
To provide care ,support and protectlon to vulnerable children,youths and women in Nigeria
Advocating for the rights of youths and promoting transparency/ accountability
WHAT WE DO
HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION AND PROMOTION
YARPTI is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights . We promote the right to health through awareness raising, engagement with stakeholders in the health sector and advocating for policies that protect citizens right to health. We promote right to education, food and shelter and other rights as guaranteed in the Nigerian Constitution, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and other international conventions and covenants on human rights.
ALLEVIATION OF HUMAN SUFFERINGS
We help to improve the quality of life for people in Nigerian rural communities. We believe in the dignity, capability and resourcefulness of all people, even, and maybe especially, the most vulnerable. We’re mobilizing to respond to the most pressing human needs. Through volunteers, donors and partners, we will always be there in times of need
COMMUNITY WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
With grants and donations we educate and empower rural community women yearly to effectively respond to the needs of their families. This is through skill training in income generating activities . our community empowerment program designed for poor women and widows who require additional support to train their children particularly girl’s child to school. We undertake skill training on dress making, embroidery and needle work, hair and skin care, computer operator, electronics mechanic, instrument mechanic and bakery.
COMMUNITY YOUTHS EMPOWERMENT
We empower rural community youths by providing skills for them yearly.We undertake skill training on computers, mechanical repairs, fashion, food processing and packaging, wielding, building, furniture making . This is aimed at promoting skills acquisition by the youths and elimination of poverty and unemployment among the youths. Through grants, donors and partners, we will always be there in times of need.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Under the terms of the Back To School Program, YARPTI provides tuition/fees and scholastic materials (pens, exercise books, math sets, school uniforms) to children yearly mainly in primary and secondary schools. Our desire is that school age children, go to school and complete their education.
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE
The frequency with which bloggers activists and social network users are arrested in Nigeria is alarming . Many activists are arrested for exercising their right to freedom of information and expression. It is outrageous to hold them in secret locations in order to interrogate them for days without end and leave their loved-ones thinking they have disappeared.
We partner to provide free Legal assistance and advice to the needy and to victims of human rights violation. We provide representation at the police station and in court . We give advice and assistance (written or in conference) including writing letter, negotiating, mediation etc and provide a wide range of services which include Legal counseling, financial/welfare assistance to a target group namely, women, youths and children either standing trial or in custody, payment of convicts fines, and integration into the society
We Influence policy formation by government. Our weekly free bulletin (Million Voice)pressurizes government on some policies. Our goal is a Nigeria in which citizens are participating in governance; the government is safeguarding the rights and welfare of the people; and non-state actors are providing space for citizens to demand accountability
HEALTH CARE SUPPORT
YARPTI visits hospitals regularly to pay hospital bills for poor persons and giving out free basic diagnostics equipment’s like blood pressure checks, sugar check among others to prevent health challenges and preventable death due to lack of diagnostics.. This saves a lot of lives of poor rural dwellers.
RURAL COMMUNITY WATER PROJECTS
Clean, safe drinking water is essential for life. In Nigeria, the lack of access to safe drinking water often results in serious illnesses and death.This program seeks to provide water for rural communities in Nigeria . Many communities don’t have pipe borne water supply . YARPTI identifies such communities and partner to providing safe and clean pipe born water for them
A HOME FOR THE POOR INITIATIVE
In Nigeria thousands live in unsafe shacks and huts.We believe all people should have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. Having such a place is critical to each person’s well-being and growth; it forms a stable foundation from which to lead a productive life.
Homelessness or the risk of homelessness affects thousands of Nigerians every year. Job loss, low wages, disability, substance abuse, family conflict, domestic violence and other factors contribute to the problem. While most people experiencing or facing homelessness are adults, particularly veterans, many of the homeless are families with children.
YARPTI partner to build safe and secure new homes for poor persons, provide cement for new home foundations, and install windows and other furnishings that help make a house into a home
BUILD A CLASSROOM PROGRAM
With grants and donations we build and equip classrooms in schools in Nigerian rural communities . Our aim is to create a higher standard of early child education in rural areas of Nigeria
CARING FOR THE VULNERABLE
We believe in the human dignity of all people, and we work to protect the most vulnerable in our society: those who are vulnerable because of age, youth or disability; those who are vulnerable to being abused, neglected, isolated or exploited; and those who do not have the means, ability or freedom to defend themselves.
Many groups of people in our society are particularly vulnerable to poverty, abuse and suffering. These include children, seniors, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, veterans, juvenile offenders, ex-offenders and victims of crime, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. These people need our watchfulness, our supportive and healing services and our advocacy on their behalf
FEEDING THE HUNGRY PROGRAM
We believe that access to adequate, affordable and nutritious food is a basic human right. Freedom from hunger is a prerequisite for individuals and families to live productive, healthy and dignified lives.
Today, millions of Nigerians —one in every six—face food insecurity. Hunger affects families across the country in urban, rural and suburban communities. Barriers of access and affordability prevent low-income families from purchasing the nutritious food necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Children are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, which can have long-term negative impacts on their health, education and social wellbeing. We visit orphanage homes, prisons , centers for Internally displaced persons to donate food