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Contributing to the reduction of disease burdens such as Malaria, Viral Hepatitis and HIV/AIDs through advocacy and free medicals; Holding governments and large corporations accountable on utilization of public wealth; Promoting human, environmental health and sustainable land management; Building capacities and voices of mining impacted communities so they can be aware of their rights and safeguard their environmental resources and Promoting access to water, sanitation and hygiene practices. These and more are the objectives of Neighborhood Environment Watch Foundation(NEW), a humanitarian foundation established towards social responsibility and community development in Nigeria.
With thematic functions directed towards climate change & sustainable land management, smart and sustainable agriculture and livelihood initiatives cum good governance, NEW Foundation advocates, educates and builds skills for the vulnerable such as the women, children and youths to create values and sustainable programs with a focus on impacts that are economically and developmentally driven.
Some of Neighborhood Environment Watch Foundation Projects-Driven Initiatives are:
*Reforestation of 80 Hectares of Degraded lands at Enyigba/Edda communities inAbakaliki LGA, Ebonyi State.
*30,000 planted tree seedlings.
*2000 trained community farmers on Smart agro-forestry.
*Trained youths on tree nursery operation.
*Various tree- seedlings for over 5000 community members for household farming.
*Knowledge Management/Documentations: Several projects have been documented and showcased in this focal point with a publication on one of the projects “Local Solutions to Global Challenges” to this effect.
*ANTI-CORRUPTION, BUDGET MONITORING & GOOD GOVERNANCE: Capacity Building Training on Budget Processes in Anambra South Senatorial District.About 105 persons from various LGAs in Anambra South Senatorial District were trained on budget processes (monitoring and tracking) at the grassroots.
*HEALTHY LIVING: Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Behavioral Change Interventions in Ebonyi State. Over 6585 persons were reached with HIV prevention interventions using the MPPI while 138 Peer Educators were trained to facilitate peer training/sessions,
NEW’s development partners include USAID, UNDP, SOCIETY FOR FAMILY HEALTH, UNICEF, INDEPENDENT CORRUPT PRACTICES & OTHER RELATED OFFENCES COMMISSION (ICPC) and GLOBAL GIVING U.K