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What is the NAMU Project?

"Namu" in the Hausa dialect means "ours". We are passionate about the power of community.

We believe that we all have things we each naturally do best. These strengths can be used to empower our communities. Working together can improve our productivity, health and well-being and social cohesion.

We are especially passionate about empowering women and children. We aim to support communities in provision of education, training or healthcare projects to enable individuals to develop their skills and generate sustainable solutions to some of the problems they face. 

The NAMU Project is a UK registered charity (CCN: 1182029)

Our Objectives

The prevention or relief of poverty in deprived West African Communities by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all necessary support designed to enable individuals to develop their skills and generate a sustainable income using locally available resources to be self-sufficient and participate more fully in society.

COVID 19 Kaduna Community Food drive September 2020

By Hadiza Bawa-Garba'Vision without action is hallucination' – Thomas Edison When my good friend Mina called me to talk about working together on a project that would empower people I got very excited.You know how that saying goes, if you give a man fish you feed him for a day and if you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime? we initially thought about helping women from...

The makings of the Invictus Child Arts and Health Project

It has been six months since my last trip to visit the people in the Durumi Internally displaced persons camp in Abuja. I learnt in that time there has been much change – the primary school had stopped running and some older school age children were being transported to other schools, there had been some building on site and some of the camp inhabitants had either moved back to their...

The long, winding road to becoming an official charity

The long winding road to becoming a charityIt has been a little while since I last posted about Namu and what we have been doing, in part this was because I felt it was ‘boring’ stuff and I had convinced myself you all didn’t really want to hear about the ‘non-sexy’ stuff.I was told off (many times!) by my wonderful friend Nigel from Cardboard Zebra who has donated and worked...