World CleanUp Day (World CleanUp Day is an International activity where volunteers and partners worldwide will come together to rid our planet of trash by cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our market, rivers, forests, and streets).

MAMA Initiative NG was privilege to also organize the event in Kano State, Nigeria which took place at KASUWA RIMI on the 21st September, 2019 and was partnered by several other organizations.

It should be noted that we received great support from the management of Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) whose staffs were on ground all through.

Quick Data:

  1. A total of 70 waste bags were collected
  2. Approximately 56 persons participated in the exercise to include the community Youths
  3. Sensitization was done.

MAMA Initiative Presents A Certificate of Appreciation to the MD of REMASAB

The Team lead and Mobilizer of the MAMA Initiative Cleanup Projects on Monday 10th February, 2020 visited the office of the Managing Director of the Refuse management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) Hon. Abduallahi Muazu Gwarzo to appreciate the boards support in her last Sanitation project. MAMA Initiative through her Mobilizer, Yakasai Jubril Buhari also used the occasion to inform the MD of her intention to create a 20-man volunteer team who will participate in the environmental sanitation of the State each month of the year 2020.

A Certificate of appreciation was presented to the boards and received by the MD in company of the boards Director of Sanitation.

In response to the certificate received, the MD appreciated the Initiative and promised the boards’ support to programs of the Initiative as it as to do with environment and sanitation.


The New Year is a perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given to us and all the good things that are yet to come. In the past 365 days we have experienced beautiful moments that wouldn’t have been quite the same without all of the special people in our life. We appreciate you and yours for everything you did for us in 2019.

As we move into year 2020 we pray for Joy and wealth in your family.

Cheers to successes.


The SDG Goal 2 seeks sustainable solutions to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security. The aim is to ensure that everyone everywhere has enough good-quality food to lead a healthy life. Achieving this Goal will require better access to food and the widespread promotion of sustainable agriculture. MAMA Initiative in partnership with SDGsACT Nigeria and World Merit Nigeria had this in mind when they decided to first create advocacy around the goal by involving youths from the communities to come forward and identify possible solutions and also get the opportunity to feed less privilege community members. Unfortunately, only one correct entry was received and the project was executed last Saturday 20th July, 2019.

The project eventually fed over 200 person (90% Children) from identified community in Kano State, Nigeria.

  • While we agree that truly there is hunger and action must be taken immediately, we have also come to realize that a total re-orientation of the social mindset of people must also come along.
  • Aside providing them with food, it is also important that a sustainable business be designed for residents of this community whose about 70% youth population hardly can communicate in English.

MAMA Initiative will be going back to this community to do a proper research on the immediate needs.

Thank you partners for the wonderful job done we are indeed #leavingnoonebehind


Opeyemi Emmanuel Akinfaderin, Chief Program Officer, The Mentor and Mentee African Initiative (MAMA Initiative) who is also a young sales executive with years of experience running into 8 years was on Saturday 15th June, 2019 awarded a Masters degree in Business Administration b one of Nigeria’s foremost business schools, Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano.

Opeyemi prior to this degree holds a first degree in economics from the Ondo State owned institution, Adekunle Ajasin University and with lots of on hands trainings that has further exposed him to real life situation of the cooperate business world. For his passion for humanitarian services he founded an Initiative “The Mentor and Mentee African Initiative” whose core focus is on advocacy for quality education, health, SDGs and building Human capacity around vocations. He has since the set-up of the initiative trained, empowered and provided a living for 50 direct and 120 indirect persons. The project is on-going.

He was also appointed country coordinator, SDGsACT Nigeria in January 2016 a position he hold till date and has been able to create a credible awareness for the organization.

His professional skills and interest in developing human relations has seen him succeed in his primary place of employment Premier Lotto Limited, where he is regarded as one of the most outstanding salesman amongst colleagues. Opeyemi is your man for proper orientation on communication, negotiation, leadership and motivation.

He is married with a daughter.

International Workers’ Day

International Workers’ Day, also known as Workers’ Day, Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

The date was chosen by a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886. The 1904 Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.”

The first of May is a national, public holiday in many countries across the world, in most cases as “Labour Day”, “International Workers’ Day” or some similar name – although some countries celebrate a Labour Day on other dates significant to them, such as the United States, which celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.

Every 1st May, workers in Nigeria converge at the stadium to commemorate this public holiday. It is a recognized holiday all workers must observe. On this day the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress addresses workers and this has been a tradition for decades.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), held this year’s rally in Abuja on Monday April 29th, 2019 . The rally was to prepare their members for the commemoration of the 2019 edition of the workers’ day.

The members demanded the creation of decent jobs for youth in the country. They asked the government to step up efforts to eradicate unemployment. The deputy president NLC, Najeem Yasin, said the struggle is for human dignity and social justice for the union.

He lamented the poor situation of public school, security and the health sectors. “We are pained at the condition of public schools, the security and the health sectors in Nigeria,” he said. The unions said creation of decent jobs for the youth, will eradicate crime in the country.

The labour unions used the march as an opportunity to call government’s attention to the rising cases of near-collapse of social support institutions. They also asked employers of labour in the private and public sectors of the country to immediately begin the full implementation of the new national minimum wage.

He called on the government to rehabilitate the social sectors of the economy.




EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. . . The Other Way of Being Kind

Hi Friends and Family of the Mentor and Mentee African Initiative (MAMA Initiative)! I promised sharing with us bits of our last gathering so here it is. Yipee!

MAMA CONNECT HUB (Designed to be a leading social-economic gathering of youths were issues around development will be discussed and solution analyzed).

Our April 2019 Topic was “Emotional Intelligence. . . The other way of being kind

Emotional intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).

Mr. Ahmed Adekunle (Facilitator) further advised that we consider both ourselves and others while making some decisions. He did this using the table below to analysis situations;





·Consciousness of ability to choose emotions, beliefs, behavior, and Action.


·Intent vs impact

·Perception shifting

·Understanding others

·Organization and community awareness


·Change beliefs and behavior

·Choosing emotions

·Deciding and acting



·Conflict management

·Collaboration and cooperation

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MAMA CONNECT HUB. . .More than just a gathering

Hi Friends and Family of the Mentor and Mentee African Initiative (MAMA Initiative)! In the last last two (2) months we have been contemplating on how to structure a monthly gathering and eventually in April 2019 we launched out. Yipee!

MAMA CONNECT HUB (Designed to be a leading social-economic gathering of youths were issues around development will be discussed and solution analysed.

“MAMA Connect Hub” is a pet project aimed at discussing relevant socioeconomic issues with the intent of creating enlightenment around the issues and in preparation for future leadership.

Topics are designed to meet the trend, these 60 – 90 minute programs are informative and engaging.  A minimum of 15 days is requested for scheduling sessions to ensure the training date is available and to secure the most qualified facilitators for the selected topic. A minimum of 15 participants and maximum of 35 participants is recommended per session.

Topics are gotten from “Communication skills, Personal development, Business ethics, Behavioral health and wellness and Financial management/education.

In our next blog post we will share with you extracts from our APRIL Edition.

Till then cheers and keep the hopes high!


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Every year Christians Worldwide celebrate Easter and specifically the Catholics celebrate it to mark the end of the lent period  (40 days fast).

The celebration starts on a Friday which usually is called good-friday which indicates the day Jesus was crucified and buried.

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