PADEAP Nigeria is committed to the development of the rural communities especially in the northwest zone of Nigeria, based on the ideology of using education as a catalyst for change
PADEAP Nigeria has played a central role in supporting the development of women and women led groups in the Funtua senatorial zone of Katsina State. Working in a conservative part of Nigeria, it has been difficult to offer services to women of all faiths, but in working with local leaders and community members, the Community Education Programme has grown.
The practice of peace education is diverse, yet the common denominator is teaching the root causes of conflict and presenting alternatives to violence among communities. The ‘Teachers for change’ project was inaugurated in 2006 and incorporated both Peace- building, Development education and Rights awareness. This initiative brought teachers from 5 schools at first and now includes over 20 secondary schools in Katsina State. This programme was organized as part of a UNDP Nigeria supported project titled, Assisting Communities Together (ACT).
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals the world has ever agreed upon. These eight time-bound goals target poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.
Sports for Change ‘Wasanni don wayar dakai’ (Hausa): PADEAP uses sport events to inform and educate. In partnership with the United Nations Millennium Campaign, PADEAP Nigeria has held 3 sports festivals to highlight the Millennium Development Goals in Katsina state, Kaduna and Zamfara States to coincide with the annual Stand Up events held in October.