Allamin Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-governmental peace building organization. It was registered in response to very low and pervasive literacy level, widespread abject poverty and long period of neglect suffered in the North East Region of Nigeria that led to emergence of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Borno, from where it spread to the entire region, across to Northern Nigeria, and extended to the West African sub-region, with consequent Humanitarian and social crisis that could not be responded to by local actors due to lack of capacity.
The founder and Executive Director of Allamin Foundation was an educator, historian, gender activist, author and free lance writer who turned Human Rights Defender, advocate and Peacemaker with the emergence of the Boko Haram Islamist Extremist movement that turned to violent extremism from 2009 in Maiduguri. The government counter terrorism response, instead of stemming the tide of violence, aided growth in membership and violence of the group across the state because of mismanagement of the situation, thus equally committing gross human rights violation and abuses like the insurgents (if not even worst) from 2012
With declaration of the state of emergency in the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, subsequent closure of the Airport and further deterioration of the security situation from 2013, no national (not to talk of international) actors or media visits Borno, hence there was total black of information, people began to flee enmasse, while violence from both sides continued.
It was at this time that founder decided to stay back and actively engage with stakeholders for solutions, including member of the Boko Hara and the Nigeria Military; an imitative that earned her international recognitions, hence the push to make her register the Foundation to consolidate on her gains and scale up the initiatives as Voice of the Voiceless people.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
The aim and objects of the Foundation are to:
- Forge a peaceful relationship among various cultures, ethnic and religious inclinations
- Create viable platforms for developing skills for conflict resolution, mitigation and management and general peace building.
- Harness Nigerians cultural values to promote unity, peaceful coexistence and good governance.
- Initiate, support and undertake studies and research that seek to build mutual confidence and trust, as well as conflict management and general peace building
- Modeling peacemaking values and respect Human Rights.
- Work to achieve any other aim and objects that is incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of the objects or which may in the opinion of its Trustees be advantageously or conveniently executed by ways of extension of, or in connection with its aims or is calculated directly or indirectly to develop the Foundation.