Alheri Magaji

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: RADi Fertilizer Re-birthNigeria

Alheri Magaji is a co-founder and director of humanitarian aid at Resilient Aid & Dialogue Initiative, a non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. The organization works directly with vulnerable people, especially youth and women, to assist their growth and development as contributing members of the community. From medical outreach to other grassroot-level assistance, the organization has reached out to and supported thousands of people. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: RADi Fertilizer Re-birth 

As part of this project, 30 families from the villages of Rimau, Kasuwan Magani, and Mararaban Kajuru in Nigeria received training on advanced farming techniques and agricultural finance tips. The project focused on displaced families with little to no formal education and used agriculture training as a means of empowering participants. Families who are internally displaced, widows and orphans were the target recipients. By empowering the selected families, the project gained the skill to seek agriculture as a source of income. The success of the project has prompted other communities to reach out to Alheri to implement the program with their local government.

"We received feedback from the community leaders who were very happy that the project helped to provide knowledge about earning income and food in their communities and mostly renewed resilience among the people.” -Alheri Magaji

IVLP Exchange Experience

Alheri was a participant in the Human Rights and Civic Engagement for Youth, organized by the U.S. Department of State and World Learning.

Alheri's exchange experience led to the development of her IVLP Impact Award Project: "The IVLP program has shown me that anyone can want positive change, but not everyone has the passion, strength and courage. I have been encouraged to be one of those that don’t just want positive change but will also DO something about it."

U.S. Communities Visited 

Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, NC; Columbia, SC

"I want to be remembered as the voice that stood up for the vulnerable people." - Alheri Magaji

Country: Nigeria

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