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Name
Arewa Youth Trust Foundation, AYTF
Country
Nigeria
State
Kaduna
City
Zaria
Latest Action
08.2018
Number
145
Dimension (feet)
12
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OUR IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY

Our immediate community is Zaria (11° 3' N; 7° 42' E) located about 83km North of Kaduna, Kaduna state Nigeria along the Kaduna-Kano highway. By the existing pattern of settlement, Zaria urban is composed mainly of four districts namely; Zaria City, Tudun Wada, Sabon Gari and Samaru. Zaria is made up of a natural and stable ecosystem in the Northern Guinea Savannah zone, with a discontinuous layer of sparsely distributed short trees followed by relatively continuous layers of tall, medium and short grasses; rainfall is below 125mm. Zaria is an old commercial, administrative and academic town in Northern Nigeria, but most parts have poor environmental hygiene as evident by heaps of refuse dumps coupled with indiscriminate disposal. Zaria community is academic and traders ancient city with a population of over one million mostly of traders and farmers with academic institutions such as Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria Aviation Collage of Technology, Federal Collage of Education and many more. Zaria is a seat of Zazzau emirate council with with Alh Dr. Shehu Idris as the Emir of Zazzau and many other district heads that head different smaller communities in Zaria. The settlement pattern in Zaria is clustered pattern with a few sparcely distributed houses. The occupation of the people of Zaria is predominantly tailoring, farming and trading. Social vices are the major problems in Zaria among the youths, mostly politicians are the ones using the youths as political thugs. Drug abuse, unemployment, poor environmental sanitation, begging and hawking are also the major challenges of Zaria community. How we organised to create our parachute We made it a collective responsibility to all members of Arewa Youth Trust Foundation. Members contributed towards the success of the project. A study survey was conducted in some of our communities and observations was made base on the social vices facing the communities, Arewa Youth Trust Foundation looked at those vices and in incumprased them in the parachute. A study survey was conducted in Some of our communities and observation was made based on the social vices facing the communities, Arewa youth trust foundation involve at those vices incurpressed them in the parachute.The parachute comprises of a Syntex material, oil paint, hand brush, a tread. While a we made a rough sketch, children were also given a roll of holding some of the brushes. The sketch was made by our professional members who are masters of art. But every member brought his or her idea and participated in painting process. The parachute comprises of many characters include human, animal, plants etc. The first which portrays the image of mother justice, a hawker, Almajiri Begging for food and a victim of human trafficking. They are all week ng for justice from the mother justice. On the other side of the parachute is a politician sponsoring violence and offering hard addictive drugs to the youths of his community. The political thuggery killed an opponent and set his house ablaze. His wife and his daughter are for their life. While a cow is running into the burning house out of confusion. Inclusion the moral lesson in this project is about tackling the issues arising in our communities that gives birth to global crises at large. So with project like mother art the significant curtailing this global phenomenon and installing peace is Paramount and commendable. The parachute was explained to the community by the chairman of Arewa Youth Foundation Fahad Ahmed Chikaji during the exhibition. A study survey was conducted I. Some of our communities and observation was made based on the social vices facing the communities, Arewa youth trust foundation involve at those vices incurpressed them in the parachute.The parachute comprises of a Syntex material, oil paint, hand brush, a tread. While a we made a rough sketch, children were also given a roll of holding some of the brushes. The sketch was made by our professional members who are masters of art. But every member brought his or her idea and participated in painting process. The parachute comprises of many characters include human, animal, plants etc. The first which portrays the image of mother justice, a hawker, Almajiri Begging for food and a victim of human trafficking. They are all seeking for justice from the mother justice. On the other side of the parachute is a politician sponsoring violence and offering hard addictive drugs to the youths of his community. The political thuggery killed an opponent and set his house ablaze. His wife and his daughter are for their life. While a cow is running into the burning house out of confusion. Inclusion the moral lesson in this project is about tackling the issues arising in our communities that gives birth to global crises at large. So with project like mother art the significant curtailing this global phenomenon and installing peace is Paramount and commendable.The parachute was explained to the community by the chairman of Arewa Youth Foundation Fahad Ahmed Chikaji during the exhibition.

- Roots of Arewa Youth Trust Foundation

Arewa Youth Trust Foundation (AYTF) is a community-based organization endeavoring to shore up defenseless Nigerians; it was subsisted in 2018 however, there is an immense task that can be carried out with increased manpower and financial resources. Aimed solve unsolved problems innovatively by promoting and making available industrial and supervisory skills to perk up supervision and management at the grassroots level for youth and women towards poverty and also providing some intervention towards the attainment of sustainable environment because climate changes needs to be monitored and are important to the universe, AYTF was incepted in the city of Zaria . Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, as well as being a Local Government Area. Formerly known as Zazzau, it was one of the original seven Hausa city-states. Today it is known for housing Nigeria's largest university, Ahmadu Bello University, as well as being home to a number of prominent Nigerians. Zaria, initially known as Zazzau, was the capital of the Hausa kingdom of Zazzau.[1] Zazzau is thought to have been founded in 1536 and later was renamed after Queen Zaria.[2] Human settlement predates the rise of Zazzau, as the region, like some of its neighbors, had a history of sedentary Hausa settlement, with institutional market exchange and farming. Zaria was the most southern of the Hausa city-states. It was a trading destination for Saharan caravans as well as a prominent city in the Hausa slave trade. In the late 1450s, Islam arrived in Zaria by the way of its sister Habe cities, Kano and Katsina. Along with Islam, trade flourished between the cities as traders brought camel caravans filled with salt in exchange for slaves and grain.The city-state's power peaked under Queen Amina whose military campaigns established a tributary region including the kingdoms of Kano and Katsina. At the end of the 16th century, after Queen Amina's death, Zaria fell under the influence of the Jukun Kingdom and eventually became a tributary state itself.[1] Between the fifteenth and sixteenth century the kingdom became a tributary state of the Songhai Empire. In 1805 it was captured by the Fulani during the Fulani Jihad. British forces led by Frederick Lugard took the city in 1901. A French hostage of the Islamist group Ansaru, held captive at Zaria,[3] escaped in 2013 and reached a police station in the city. In December 2015, Nigeria's military was reported to have killed 300 Shia Muslims and buried their bodies in a mass grave. Although the government denies the event, it has been described as a Massacre.[4] The old part of the city, known as Birnin Zazzau[5] or Zaria-City, was originally surrounded by walls and fortress, which have been mostly removed.[6] The Emir's palace is in the old city. In the old city and the adjacent Tudun Wada neighbourhood people typically reside in traditional adobe compounds. These two neighborhoods are predominantly occupied by the indigenous Hausa.[5] The neighborhoods of Samaru and Sabon Gari are predominantly occupied by Nigerians of southern origin, such as the Igbo.[5] These neighborhoods were formed during the colonial period.[2] The largest marketplace is in Sabon Gari.[5] Other more recent neighborhoods include Danmagaji/Wusasa, PZ, Kongo, GRA-Zaria, Hanwa, Bassawa, Lowcost Kofan-Gayan and Shikka.[6] There is great variety in the architecture of Zaria, with buildings made of clay in the Hausa style juxtaposed with modern, multi-storied university and government buildings.[2] The ward of Anguwan Liman is located north of the Zaria palace. Zaria has a tropical wet and dry climate with warm weather year-round, a wet season lasting from April to September, and a drier season from October to March.[7] Zaria is home to Ahmadu Bello University, the largest university in Nigeria and the second largest on the African continent. The institution is very prominent in the fields of Agriculture, Science, Finance, Medicine and Law. Zaria is also the base for the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology,[8] National Research Institute for Chemical Technology,[9] and Barewa College. The school is known for the large number of elites from the region that passed through its academic buildings and counts among its alumni five who were Nigerian heads of state, including the late president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. (There are two other famous schools in the adjoining town of Wusasa, where the former Head of the Federal Military Government Yakubu Gowon resides: St. Bartholomew's School and Science School Kufena, formerly known as St. Paul's College.) Also MAISS-GIWA a school established by The Emir of Zazzau Dr. Shehu Idris is situated there. Moreover, the immediate environment Zaria faces some climatic conditions owe to excess waste from the petroleum industries such as plastics and polyethelene bags blocking drainage patterns especially during rainy seasons causing environmental disasters similar to flooding which causes lost of lives and properties. Therefore Arewa Youth Trust Foundation a Non-profit organization is targeted towards eradicating such effluents and waste from industries for sustainable environment, promoting agriculture and management of agricultural wastes among others and he team members are working on research to find better alternative of managing those waste converting them to wealth for the benefit of plebeians within the community and extending to the whole Country at Large.

Sustainable Actions in this Community

Global initiatives for food security and ecosystem preservation

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