Society for the Improvement of Rural People SIRP – founded since 1988 but registered by Corporate Affairs Commission (Nigeria) in 1999. Its registration number is RC 371,555. SIRP is an organized, non-government, non-political national organization committed to working with rural people towards poverty alleviation and their overall empowerment in a sustainable manner through sustained advocacy, training research, project implementation and provision or credit.
Vision Statement: “To be a civil society organization role-model in providing voice and service to the less privileged and vulnerable segments of the society”.
Mission Statement: “To promote quality service delivery that would improve the living conditions of the people, while ensuring true partnership, accountability and good governance”.
- United Nation Eco- Volunteer Program:
SIRP is the Nigeria‘s host organization for the United Nation Eco- Volunteer program. This UN program supports ten (10) community leaders in eleven countries around the world. In Nigeria, we have ten Eco- Volunteers working at the community level, from Nsukka to Lagos. Please contact us for more Eco-Volunteer information.
- Africa Development Bank (AfDB / NGO Con-Operation :- SIRP in 1995 hosted the AfDB – NGO Consultation in Abuja Nigeria; an event that brought AfDB Bank Executives together to discuss with thirty African NGO’s on how the Bank would collaborate with NGO’s. Currently. SIRP is the host NGO coordinator for ADF-VI. This is AFDB’s financial window for Poverty Alleviation measure to be implemented by credible African NGO’s.
- UNDP- 5th Nigeria Country Programme.
SIRP is currently the Chairman of Enugu State UNDP Stakeholder Board for Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development. She ensures that project proposals submitted by relevant NGO’s are credible and in line with UNDP funding requirements. She is currently implementing an UNDP assisted Agro-forestry program among Edem women of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. She is also involved in UNDP TCDC (Technical Cooperation among Developing countries) program on Rural Water Supply, Hygiene and Sanitation.
- Global Environment Facility (GEF) (World Bank) Program:
SIRP is GEF – Nigeria NGO focal point for Global Environment, Facility. SIRP is concerned with three key environmental issues: Natural Resource Management, Technology and Environment, Trade and Globalization, Biodiversity Conservation, Persistent Organic Pollutants and Biosafety issues etc.
- Voice of Children International Program
SIRP; with funding support from UNICEF; engages in Advocacy Program to popularize the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She also undertakes research on Child and Maternal Health related issues. Currently, she runs a Radio Program titled “The Voice of Children International” in Enugu Broadcasting Service (ESBS), Nigeria.
- Trickle – Up Program Inc: This is a United States based organization which in partnership with SIRP is providing start-up capitals to women, to enable them commence modest income generation projects. SIRP has been assisting local initiatives in this regard since 1989.
- End FGM in Enugu State with support from The Girl Generation.
SIRP is currently implementing with support from The Girl Generation: “Utilizing Social Change Communication Techniques to end the practice of FGM in Enugu State, Nigeria. Community– based • Drug Treatment Centre at Obollo Afor, Enugu State, Nigeria, with support from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). We treat, care and reintegrate drug dependent persons into the Society (Enugu State, Nigeria) with support from the UNODC.
- Research and Baseline Data Acquisition on various development related
- Advocacy issues on harmful traditional Practices for example female genital mutilation. Widowhood practices, maternal health issues, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights etc.
- Advocacy on sustainable agricultural practices, and alternative energy sources.
- Women’s rights and empowerment in line with CEDAW Declaration.
Needs assessment, Proposal formulation and project implementation.