NGO Aimed At Improving Health & Education In Niger Established By Dr. Hamza
A nongovernmental organization founded by a Niagara University professor to assist women and children in Africa with health and education concerns celebrated its first anniversary Feb. 17.
The Global Network for Niger was conceived and developed by Haoua M. Hamza, Ph.D., a native of Diffa, a small city in southeastern Niger, West Africa. The nonprofit’s mission is “to empower girls and women of Niger for a sustainable future.”
According to Dr. Hamza, an associate professor ofeducation at NU, Niger’s government, with the support of multilateral organizations, has done much to advance girls’ schooling. Yet, much more remains to be done in a nation where the literacy rate for young adult women is half that of young men, and the overall illiteracy rate is still high.