About FBIN

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Joy Anyanwu- Gender & Resource Development Officer
Chinedu Opara- Programmes Manager
Chioma Mbonu- Head of Finance
Victor Ibekwe- Advocacy & Campaigns Manager
Amarachi Chukukere- Strategic Communications Officer
Barr. Nkiruka Nnaemego - Okonkwo CEO/Founder
Grace Agba- Agric. Extension Officer
Nneka Isiekwe- Administrative Manager
Obiageli Buzugbe- Head of Secretariat
Paul Nnaji- Executive Assistant
Uchenna Felix- Logistics Officer

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PROFILE OF FRESH & YOUNG BRAINS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (FBIN)

Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN) was founded on November 27th 2008  and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as a non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental organization. We aim to stimulate positive change,  promote social responsibility, environmental sustainability and spirit of volunteerism in our society as well as facilitate intergenerational relationship. We develop appropriate Behaviour Change Communication materials used in advocating for value re-orientation and active participation in community development.

We are committed to promoting the human rights of children and young people especially vulnerable children and young people. Based in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, we advocate, educate and network towards a just and inclusive society in Nigeria and beyond.

VISION: Our Vision is of a society that enables and is transformed by the sharing and relationships between children, young people and other members of the society, a society where young people participate fully in policy and decision making processes in a just and equitable manner.

MISSION: We advance attitudes, policies and actions that promote justice, social inclusion, social responsibility and meaningful participation for children and young people in Nigeria and beyond and encourages a more positive Children-Youth-Adult Exchange.

VALUES: Our values are Volunteerism, Creativity, Professionalism, Leadership and Equality as well as a culture that nurtures participation and interdependence. The organization also works with the following values: inclusion; Learning; Social Responsibility (Individual, Family, Corporate and Community levels); Relationship; Discipline; Participation.

OUR PROGRAMMES: Our programmes cover Children & Youth Exchange programmes; Mentoring; Volunteer Placements; FBI Nigeria Agent Action Projects; Research/Documentation and Consultancy; Job Fairs, Internships; Special Programmes for Children and Young persons living with Disabilities (Sports, Arts, Debate & Quiz Competitions), Skills Development.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

  • Promote Value Re-orientation, Volunteerism, Creativity and Empowerment of children and young people in Nigeria towards a sustainable development;
  • Build Capacity and a strong Organizational Structure to support the efforts of Government, Corporate Bodies and Development Partners;
  • Proactively engage in Research/Documentation, Policy and Decision Making processes, and Networking as well as encourage interaction and constructive debate in the wider society;
  • Promote Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria and beyond.

KEY ACTIVITIES OF OUR VOLUNTEERS:

  • Research/Documentation; Mobilization and Participation in FBI programmes; Newsletter publication and IEC production/dissemination; Media engagement.

THEMATIC AREAS OF FOCUS:

  • Creativity; Volunteerism; Social Responsibility; Integrity; Character Development; Effective Leadership; Health

OUR GDP:           God, Determination, Passion

OUR METHODOLOGY:

  • Research & Documentation (Development of Toolkits, Manuals, Articles, etc)
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Volunteerism

OUR TARGET: Children and Youth

SECRETARIAT

FBIN hosts Secretariat for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) Nigeria and CAADP Youth Network Africa. We are the youth hub organization for the YFarm Project, Oxfam, UNIDO, VSO and UNWomen on the Youth and Women in Agribusiness Project.

 

FBIN TRAINING INSTITUTES:

FBIN has four training institutes aimed at changing our negative value system and building the capacity of young people and other professionals with a bid to contributing to development in the society. Such trainings are Leadership, Social Responsibility, Development and Peace Institutes. Most of the trainings are for three days and are certificate based.

  1.       Leadership Institute: Our Leadership Institute is targeted at young leaders, professionals and development workers. The core areas to be covered in the three day training include: Effective Leadership; Integrity; Temperament and Character Development; Accoutability;  Professionalism;  Role Model; Body Mapping/ Self Esteem; Stress Management;  Health (HIV/AIDS, Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights, Cancer). The participants are expected to volunteer in the organization before subsequent Volunteer placement in another establishment as well as carry out an Action project in their immediate community in order to contribute to community development.
  2. Social Responsibility Institute: This Institute aims to encourage the spirit of Volunteerism and Social Responsibility among citizens especially individuals, corporate bodies, government agencies, enterpreneurs, etc. Thus, the core areas covered in the training include: Volunteerism; Patriotism; Mentoring; Individual Social Responsibility; Family Social Responsibility; Corporate Social Responsibility; Community Social Responsibility; Community Development.
  3.     Peace Institute: Peace is essential to development; hence the need to build capacity of individuals involved in peace processes. The target audience include Law Enforcement agents, Peace researchers and Academicians, etc. The Core Areas to be covered in the training include: Peace & Security: Peacebuilding/Peace Making; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Litigation & Multidoor Court House system; Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation, Conciliation); Traditional Dispute Resolution Methods.
  4. Development Institute: This Institute was set up in recognition of the need to work towards localising and achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. Thus, the course targets development workers, civil society organizations, governments, individuals, and other practitioners. The core areas of focus include: Creativity and Strategic Thinking; Skills Development; Project Design, Implementation and Management; Proposal Writing and Fundraising Tips; Job Interviews and Curriculum Vitae; Gender, Children and Youth, Green Economy & Sustainable Development; Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation.

Awards received:

  • National Transformation Ambassadorial Award given by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Matters. Abuja. May 27, 2013
  • 2012 International Volunteers Day Award of Excellence by the United Nations Volunteers, NNVS, NYSC for her outstanding contributions as a Volunteer Manager towards the attainment of the MDGs in Nigeria during National Summit on Volunteerism and Development (Dec 5, 2012);
  • TOP12 Awards for Leadership and Sustainable Development by Youngstars Foundation International, Federal Ministry of Youth Development and Skype London (December 2, 2011);
  • International Gold Award for Transparency & Accountability by National Chronicle Magazine (September 10, 2011);
  • Award of Excellence by the United Nations Volunteers for her outstanding contributions as a Volunteer towards the attainment of the MDGs in Nigeria during National Summit on Volunteerism and Development (March 29, 2011);
  • Millennium Development Ambassador by Teachers Without Borders (June 15, 2008)
  • Youth Ambassador for Peace by Universal Peace Federation & Youth Federation for World Peace (September, 2007)

Our Resources

  • A Toolkit for Volunteerism
  • Children’s Handbook on Clean Energy, Sustainable Agriculture and Peak Oil
  • Youth Advocacy Toolkit on Agriculture for Increased Investments in Small Scale Agriculture
  • Nigerian National Youth Manifesto on Agriculture
  • Toolkit on Community Entrepreneurship Education
  • Leadership Education and Peacebuilding Training Toolkit
  • Children’s Toolkit on Leadership, Peace, Volunteerism, Mentoring and Entrepreneurship
  • Youth Farm Pamphlet
 

OUR LANDMARK PROJECTS

  • YOUTH FARM (YFarm) PROJECT
  • VOLUNTEER FOR LIFE (VFL) PROJECT
  • GROW CHAMPIONS PROJECT
  • LEAVE NO YOUTH BEHIND PROJECT