Arewa is a word from the Hausa language which means North and is used by locals to refer to Northern Nigeria.
Arewa Peoples Forum USA (“Arewa USA”) is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 by the Arewa diaspora who reside in the United States. We invest in girls’ education in Northern Nigeria.
The U.S. Government has recognized the organization as tax-exempt since 2015. Arewa USA is also registered as a non-profit organization with The Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission since 2015.
We partner with local organizations to identify high-performing female students admitted to either the College of Education or College of Nursing and who cannot enroll because of financial hardship. We focus on these areas because they are the major sectors of employment opportunity for women in Northern Nigeria. These college degrees take 3 years to complete.
We raise scholarship funds through grassroot campaigns that tap into the local Nigerian diaspora and friends of the diaspora. All of our donations come from individuals who understand the value educated woman add to society and who have entrusted us to carry out this mission.
All funds raised go toward covering total education expenses including: tuition, room and board, food, books, and transportation.
We believe that education is a basic human right because education is the gateway to four fundamental freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Lack of access to education is a human rights violation.In Nigeria, the gender gap in educational opportunities is largely driven by cultural, social, and religious norms. Since the 1960s, efforts have been and are continuously being made to close the gender gap in education. Yet, Northern Nigeria continues to lag behind the rest of the country in achieving gender equity in education. Beyond the devastating economic impact, the very social fabric of a society can be eroded when women, who are typically the caregivers, are not educated. Our mission is to reverse these trends by promoting gender equity in education.
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Nursing Degrees Funded
A donation of any amount is welcome. All funds raised go toward covering total education expenses including: tuition, room and board, food, books, and transportation.
We offer several donation options and regardless of how much you choose to donate, 100% of your donations go toward the girls’ education.
We are currently running a campaign through 2021. If you give a bronze, silver, or gold donation, we will name a scholarship after you.
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