About Us | JAMI AL HAKEEM FOUNDATION (J-HF)

About Our JAMI AL HAKEEM FOUNDATION (J-HF)

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2008. The foundation since its inception has extensive experience in coordinating programme interventions across communities and various target audience including youths, women, girls, traditional leaders, etc.

The organization has vast experience in coordination, management and administration of development programmes that bring together a range of stakeholders, including state and non-state actors.

Jami Al Hakeem has also demonstrated experience in delivery of effective and sustainable programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls including gender-based violence in Nigeria. It has also coordinated capacity building training for citizen participation in governance and ownership of policies.

Our Mission

To sustainably improve the standard of living of the underserved and community dwellers: children (protection and health), youths and women in areas of empowerment and wealth generation, sexual reproductive health, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, gender and social justice, and strategic infrastructural development through the design and implementation of viable programmes aimed at building capacity and filling identified gaps.

Our Vision

To be a leading World Class NGO by making positive impact in communities through mobilization of expertise and resources towards improving the standard of living of the underserved persons; alleviate poverty and to ensure a high literacy rate- the basis for socio economic development.

Core Values

Mutual respect- The foundation recognizes the worth of all people and their fundamental human rights.
Transparency- Being accountable at all levels in dealing with communitie, individuals and partners.
Team work- Promotes effective collaboration and teams work with other Organizations, government MDA’s, community based organizations (CBOs), nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s) and international agencies.
Solidarity- We strongly believe in supporting the disadvantaged groups in our society, by improving their standard of living.

Objectives

1. Eradication of Poverty
2. Educating the less privileged and destitute
3. To prevent maternal mortality
4. To enlighten women about health issues during pregnancy
5. To protect the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS
6. To help achieve focused delivery of health care services to women, children and youth especially the rural and urban poor
7. To promote basic education tp youths, normads and women
8. To empower women have skills acquisition
9. To enlightening the people on importance of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among them

Who We are



Jami Al Hakeem foundation has received technical and financial support from International NGO’s, State and Federal Government agencies; these include, EU/British Council, Malala Fund, Amnesty International, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board [ADSUBEB], World Bank/YESSO, FIDA, USAID/Mercy Corps, UNHR and UNHCR. Through its activities, Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has gained experience in working with the communities in Nigeria where strong partnerships are established..

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is currently implementing seven (7) projects in collaboration with British Council/Managing Conflict in Nigeria [MCN], which include:
  • Capacity building and strengthening of the Voluntary Policing Sector (VPS) groups in Adamawa State
  • Advocacy, coordinating and sensitization initiatives aimed at addressing the SGBV by SARC Steering committees in Adamawa State
  • Capacity building and Strengthening the Sexual Assault Referral Centre
  • Capacity building and strengthening of the Family Support Unit in Adamawa State.
  • Coordinating and ensuring smooth running of Record Keeping Centers in Adamawa State
  • Covid-19 intervention; TJS
  • Covid-19 intervention; VPS

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has worked on situation-based reports of the problems, challenges and prospects of integrating the IQES, which was supported by ADSUBEB, the report was to facilitate the smooth integration of the non-formal system of education. Furthermore, Advocacy and sensitization visit to selected communities in Adamawa State on the importance of integrating the (informal) Tsangaya System of Education with the conventional system conducted in 2012 and supported by ADSUBEB.

More so, the Foundation in Partnership with ADSUBEB/UNICEF also participated in Resource Mobilization and Development of School Improvement/Development Planning and Revised State SBMC Manual in 2018 in Verere and Wuro Lamido primary schools of Fufore LGA, Adamawa State.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation also contributed in the school enrollment exercise (EDC) organized by ADSUBEB/UNICEF in 2017. The LGA level technical committees on enrolment drive were reconstituted and inaugurated as stipulated in the EDC framework across ten LGAs of which the Foundation participated in three LGA’s namely; Mubi South, Maiha, and Yola south LGAs. In July 2019, the foundation also participated in School Uniform distribution in Maiha and Mubi North LGAs respectively.

The Enrollment Drive Campaign (EDC) committees are established with the aim of facilitating the conduct of enrolment exercise in their respective LGAs. Specifically, they are to:
  • Solicit for support from the management of LGA for smooth conduct of the enrolment drive campaigns.
  • Coordinate meetings with relevant stakeholders involved in the enrolment drive campaign at the LGA level and participate in training organized for SBMCs.


The EDC committees are made of representatives of SBMCs, Traditional Rulers, Religious leaders, women leaders and youth groups.

Most recently in June 2020, the Foundation in collaboration with the British Council engaged in Covid-19 intervention using the Traditional Justice System as a platform to distribute PPE’s to all traditional rulers. Consequently, enabling mediation activities to continue in communities during the Covid-19 period.

Thus, sequel to the capacity development and mentoring provided by British Council and other Donor Agencies, Jami Al Hakeem Foundation was able to strengthen its institutional capacity. This is especially by developing organizational policies, procedures and systems to support its organizational needs. Among others, these include:
  • Strategic Plan
  • Human Resource policy
  • Procurement policy
  • Financial policy
  • Resource Mobilization policy
  • Gender policy
  • Child Protection policy

  • Adapted instruments for advocacy with clear steps for analyzing policies, outlining and finalizing advocacy strategy and framing the advocacy Plan. This has improved the capacity of the Foundation in strategically engaging policymakers.
  • Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is known, trusted and has a well-functioning and transparent relationship with government agencies.
  • Advocates to a variety of possible partners including donors, government and traditional authorities on behalf of our target beneficiaries.
  • The Foundation is in regular communication, has presence as a community “leader” and trusted by programme participants, who are included in planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • The Foundation is respected and collaborates regularly with CSOs, sharing learning and participating in working groups or other activities. These CSOs includes; Charity for Humanity Initiative, PARE, Network of Adamawa Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Member of numerous sector working groups in Adamawa State such as Health Sector Working Group, WASH, Education, Protection and Agriculture.
  • The Foundation is a member of the state technical committee on Open Government Partnership which was recently inaugurated by the Executive Governor of Adamawa State to promote transparency and accountability in public governance
  • The Foundation is actively involved in drafting the territorial Action Plan for the Lake Chad Basin Commission Intervention.

J-HF has:
  • Developed a draft Strategic Plan, which articulates the vision, mission, goals and strategic objectives of the organization. On that basis, J-HF developed its operational plans accordingly.
  • Aligns its operational budget to reflect the annual priorities
  • The organization’s strategic plan is used to guide key decisions
  • The plans propose specific deliverables, initiatives, and indicators. Outcomes and improvements are integrated into the ongoing operational planning and budgeting

In the area of governance, there is marked improvement as J-HF has:
  • Board of Trustees and a set structure including management
  • Key staff makes decisions, with input sought from other staff based on experience and interest.
  • A culture of sharing and team work and the structure promotes unity
  • Developed a standard Organogram with staff members having clearly delineated roles and responsibilities or job position, formal relationship & linkages.
  • Developed Human Resource database for all levels of its organization.
  • Developed decision-making, procurement, human resource, financial and communication manuals.
  • The structures and policies put in place have greatly improved good governance devoid of conflict of interest

  1. The organization has key operational policies in place (procurement, personnel, administrative) which are available to all staff.
  2. Developed, disseminated and trained staff on all relevant operational policies such as procurement, human resource and financial manuals.
  3. Equipped office with computers and furniture.
  4. Developed fixed asset register with quantity and value of asset, office equipment, computers etc.
  5. Developed a manual filling system and electronic storage and retrieval system

  • J-HF has reviewed and updated its financial manuals, which consequently improved its financial operations, transparency and accountability.
  • The organization’s operations are often within budget, spending above or below on specific line items only as stipulated by contractual agreements.
  • J-HF has appropriate and adequate financial controls in place to prevent fraud, theft and embezzlement.
  • The organization hires external auditors annually to check the financial status of its operations to promote transparency to the donors, Programme participants and staff.
  • The organization has a bank account with at least two signatories and the Board reviews the account regularly.

What We Do

We have extensive experience in coordinating programme interventions across communities and various target audience including youths, women, girls, traditional leaders, etc.

Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has experience in implementing projects aimed at decreasing violence against women and girls. The approach adopted for the implementation is a community-based, multi-pronged approach, and sustained engagement with multiple stakeholders. The most effective initiatives address underlying risk factors for violence, including social norms regarding gender roles and the acceptability of violence.

Poor maternal and child health indicators have been reported in Nigeria since the 1990s. Many interventions have been instituted to reverse the trend. Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is on the fore front of promoting intervention and policies relating to improved maternal and child Health in Nigeria. Other interventions in the health sector include infectiousness disease prevention and response.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation aims to improve health outcomes through provision of safe water supplies and improved sanitation facilities, while also promoting better hygiene practices in communities.

The challenge of providing security and ensuing public safety has over the years become overwhelming to formal security institutions therefore Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is working to strengthen coordination between the formal and informal security agencies this includes promoting policies that reduces crime and promotes peace coexistence in Nigeria

The traditional governance institutions play important roles in dispute resolution and community security. Jami Al Hakeem Foundation promotes conflict resolution in communities’ through mediation activities. More so the Foundation has strengthened the capacity of traditional rulers through capacity building.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has been promoting resilience in Nigeria through the following strategies; rural development, provision of easy access to basic farm inputs, adequate budgetary allocations to agriculture particularly to the food crop sub-sector, enunciation of appropriate policies for food crop sub-sector, political stability, reduction in rural poverty, and peasant farmers‟ education.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation believes education builds communities and promotes socio economic development therefore the foundation has engaged effectively with communities on the need for integrating the formal educational system as well as capacity building of teachers and community leaders.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has implemented projects that promote citizen participation in governance and policies that promote accountability and transparency in governance.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has built the capacity of business development services providers to provide better service for women entrepreneurs. Furthermore the foundation has directly improved access to markets for youth and women entrepreneurs

Our Experience

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is implementing an EU Funded Project in collaboration with British Council/Managing Conflict in Nigeria [MCN], titled” Initiatives to address Sexual and Gender Based Violence and enhance community security in Nigeria.
The project components are as follows;

Voluntary Policing Sector Groups

Capacity building and strengthening of the Voluntary Policing Sector (VPS) groups in Adamawa State. The Foundation in partnership with MCN/British Council has built the capacity of the VPS Groups and facilitated effective coordination between them and formal security institutions. As a result of this intervention community relations has improved and community policing efforts are more effective in-service delivery.

SARC Steering committees in Adamawa State

The SARC Steering Committee are charged with coordinating advocacy and sensitization initiatives aimed at addressing systematically the drivers of SGBV. The activities of the SARC Steering Committee are directed at policy makers responsible for delivery of the institutions and laws required to tackle SGBV, service providers who are mandated to provide medical, psycho-social and legal support to persons affected by SGBV and the general public whose behavior and attitudes have to be transformed to help address the incidence and impact of SGBV- Jami Al Hakeem Foundation in partnership with MCN/British Council supported in coordinating advocacy and sensitization initiatives aimed at addressing SGBV in Adamawa State

The SARC’s (The Sexual Assault Referral Centers- The Adamawa Hope Center)

The Sexual Assault Referral Centers (SARC) established by MCN/British Council Program to provide service to survivors of sexual assault, including immediate medical treatment, advice on STIs, immediate and on-going counselling support from experienced counsellors, advice and on-going support throughout any police investigation and prosecution. Jami Al Hakeem Foundation in partnership with the MCN/British Council supported in Capacity building and Strengthening of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre located in the Adamawa Specialist Hospital, Jimeta Yola- and recently the MCN has established two more centers in Numan and Michika LGA’s respectively

The Family Support Units- Capacity building and strengthening of the Family Support Unit in Adamawa State.

The FSUs are specialized units in police stations, with a mandate to receive complaints and initiate investigations into all forms of SGBV, including child abuse and violence against children. The FSUs collaborate with other agencies and partner within the security and justice sector to investigate allegations of sexual and domestic violence, and other forms of exploitations against women and vulnerable members of society. The MCN/British Council in partnership with Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has supported the Family Support Units (FSUs) in Police Stations as a result the FSU’s are effective in addressing and responding to sexual abuse and GBV

Traditional Justice System- Record Keeping Centers

The record keeping centers (RKCs) have been established by the MCN/British Council to enhance recording and sharing of information on the performance of the traditional institutions. The traditional governance institutions play important roles in dispute resolution and community security. Therefore, capacity building support was extended to them in Adamawa State, the institutions are regaining trust of their community members. Jami Al Hakeem Foundation in partnership with the MCN/British Council has been coordinating and ensuring the smooth running of Record Keeping Centers in Adamawa State

Mainstreaming Covid 19 intervention

In June 2020, the MCN/British council developed a contingency plan mainstreaming Covid 19 intervention into their projects. Therefore, the Foundation in collaboration with the MCN/British Council provided support to the SARCs, TJS, and VPS Groups. PPE’s was distributed to these platforms to enable activities continue during Covid 19 period.

The REHARI Project- Feed the Future- Funded by USAID implemented by Mercy Corps in Partnership with Jami Al Hakeem Foundation

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation in partnership with Mercy Corps in a USAID Funded project is implementing a project titled” Reducing Hunger through Agricultural Resilience and Innovation” (REHARI). The project supports vulnerable populations to engage in basic farming activities that will improve food security, increase agricultural income and improve resilience among smallholder farmers and their families in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. The activities involve creation of a coalition of partners; multiple partnerships with the private sector and government actors. This is to facilitate improved agro- inputs production and supply, farming and food production, high-value market access, mechanization and access to financial institutions and financial/business advisory.

Fairer Force Alliance Project- Funded by OSIWA and implemented by Amnesty International in collaboration with Jami Al Hakeem Foundation

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is a member of Fairer Force alliance-The project involves creating awareness in respect to promoting respect for fundamental human right in the Nigeria Police Force- it’s a community engagement activity in Adamawa State under the “Safer Policing Initiative: Seen through My Eyes – The Impacts of Violent Policing”. The project examines police-community violence in Nigeria, which is one of the critical socio-political problems in the country.

Development of a Field ACG Management System for NIRSAL Plc.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is in partnership with Cloud 9 IT Solutions to develop Field-ACG Management system for NIRSAL Plc. The Application has the following features;
1. Client / Sponsor On – boarding- Request for the Integration of application with NIBBS API for Farmer BVN and farmer details validation.
2. Farmland mapping in the most effective way without having overlap of farmlands during farmland geo-fencing and mapping to farmers.
3. Project/program creation
4. Input Distribution for farmers
5. Monitoring and Evaluation of farming activities
6. The web and Mobile Application include loan recovery process and implementation of application logic to notify supervisor on farmer activities and farmland yield expectations based on defined KPI's.
7. Integration of the application with the Cropping calendar to help in the creation and Scheduling of Farmland visitations by PMRO's or assigned Agronomist to ensure compliance and maximum yield.

The Malala Fund Girls’ Programme

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation in partnership with the Malala Fund girls programme is implementing an education-based project in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe States to increase girls’ attendance and retention in schools by increasing their awareness on issues that impact their ability to attend school, including threats of violence, and by rebuilding supportive community structures.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation Nursery and Primary School, Mayo Belwa- Adamawa State, Nigeria

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation built a school in Labbare Community, Mayo Belwa, Adamawa State to promote access to free basic education for children- the School received assistance from UBEC to build additional classrooms to accommodate additional pupils.

Research- Situation based report on problems. Prospects and challenges of integrating the Tsangaya system of education

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation has worked on situation-based report of the problems, challenges and prospects of integrating the IQES, which was supported by ADSUBEB, the report was to facilitate the smooth integration of the non-formal system of education. Furthermore, Advocacy and sensitization visit to selected communities in Adamawa State on the importance of integrating the (informal) Tsangaya System of Education with the conventional system was conducted in 2012.

Capacity Building support for SBMC’s with support from ADSUBEB/UNICEF

More so, the Foundation in Partnership with ADSUBEB/UNICEF also participated in Resource Mobilization and Development of School Improvement/Development Planning and Revised State SBMC Manual in 2018 in Verere and Wuro Lamido primary schools of Fufore LGA, Adamawa State

School Enrollment Drive and Uniform distribution- Supported by ADSUBEB/UNICEF

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation also contributed in the school enrollment exercise (EDC) organized by ADSUBEB/UNICEF in 2017. The LGA level technical committees on enrolment drive were reconstituted and inaugurated as stipulated in the EDC framework across ten LGAs of which the Foundation participated in three LGA’s namely; Mubi South, Maiha, and Yola south LGAs. In July 2019, the foundation also participated in School Uniform distribution in Maiha and Mubi North LGAs respectively.
The Enrollment Drive Campaign (EDC) committees was established with the aim of facilitating the conduct of enrolment exercise in their respective LGAs. Specifically, they are to:
▪ Solicit for support from the management of LGA for smooth conduct of the enrolment drive campaigns.
▪ Coordinate meetings with relevant stakeholders involved in the enrolment drive campaign at the LGA level and participate in training organized for SBMCs.
The EDC committees are made of representatives of SBMCs, Traditional Rulers, Religious leaders, women leaders and youth groups.
Thus, sequel to the capacity development and mentoring provided by British Council, Mercy Corps, Malala Fund and other Donor Agencies, Jami Al Hakeem Foundation was able to strengthen its institutional capacity. This is especially by developing organizational policies, procedures and systems to support its organizational needs. Among others, these include:
i. Strategic Plan
ii. Human Resource policy
iii. Procurement policy
iv. Financial policy
v. Resource Mobilization policy
vi. Gender policy
vii. Child Protection policy

Track Record


Project Client Period Performance
[From-To]
Role in Relation to Project Reference Contact Detail
Advocacy and sensitization visit to selected communities in Adamawa State on the importance of integrating the (informal) tsangaya system of education with the conventional system ADSUBEB Adamawa State January 2011- December 2012 Partner Ahmed Kumsiri, ADSUBEB Adamawa State
Situation Based report on the problems, challenges and prospects of integrating the IQES ADSUBEB Adamawa State January 2011- December 2012 Partner Ahmed Kumsiri, ADSUBEB Adamawa State
Mapping/Situation based report on SARC, SARC Steering Committee, FSU, VPS and TJS British Council December 2019- January 2020 Partner Abdulkadir Bello,

Coordinator, MCN British Council Projects, Yola, Adamawa State.
Advocacy, sensitization and capacity building aimed at facilitating effective coordination between VPS groups and Formal Institutions British Council December 2019- December 2022 Partner Abdulkadir Bello,

Coordinator, MCN British Council Projects, Yola, Adamawa State.
Advocacy, coordinating and sensitization initiatives aimed at addressing the SGBV by SARC Steering committees British Council December 2019- December 2022 Partner Abdulkadir Bello,

Coordinator, MCN British Council Projects, Yola, Adamawa State.
Capacity building and Strengthening of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre British Council December 2019- December 2022 Partner Abdulkadir Bello,

Coordinator, MCN British Council Projects, Yola, Adamawa State.
Capacity building and strengthening of the Family Support Unit in Adamawa State. British Council December 2019- December 2022 Partner Abdulkadir Bello,

Coordinator, MCN British Council Projects, Yola, Adamawa State.
Coordinating and ensuring smooth running of Record Keeping Centres in Adamawa State British Council December 2019- December 2022 Partner Abdulkadir Bello,

Coordinator, MCN British Council Projects, Yola, Adamawa State.
Mercy Corps- The Rural Resilience Activity Mercy Corps June 2021- June 2022 Partner Dooshime@mercycorps.org
Fairer Force AllianceOSIWA/Amnesty International Nigeria Amnesty International Nigeria March 2022- December 2022 Partner Bashiru.olasupo@amnesty.org.ng
The Malala Fund Girl Programme Malala Fund March 2022- April 2024 Partner Jean-ann@malalafund.org

Our clients

European Union
UNICEF
British Council
WHO
Adamawa State Government
Mercy Corps
Malala Fund
USAID
OSIWA
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
UBEC
ADSUBEB
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