About us

Who we are

Save the Slum Initiative (STSI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in 2016 and dedicated to improving the welfare and protection of children, young persons, women, and other vulnerable groups affected by armed conflict. The organisation works to achieve these objectives through the provision of reproductive health services for at-risk women and girls, community empowerment, and education, including the facilitation of protection activities for women affected by sexual and gender-based violence (S/GBV), as well as poverty reduction.

In addition, STSI also seeks to improve access to safe water, provide and promote effective sanitation and hygiene education to disadvantaged populations in slums and local communities across Nigeria, and influence WASH policy at the national level. In addition, the organisation has implemented interventions that focus on education, livelihood, and health in deprived communities in Lagos, Abuja, Kogi, Ogun, and Borno State. Through its Project Smile Initiative, STSI implemented a WASH programme for displaced people in Abuja on safe hygiene and sanitation practices, including the construction of toilets and hand washing facilities, and a capacity-building workshop for women and camp leaders on the good maintenance practices for the WASH facilities in the IDP camp. In Borno State, STSI has implemented a community-based peace-building project, working with youths (boys and girls) through sports to develop anger and conflict management skills to minimise the use of violence in resolving disputes.

STSI has delivered capacity-building programmes designed to strengthen the protection and empowerment of women and children and promote the role of women in advocacy at the community level. STSI has successfully supported the implementation of a series of projects on integrated sexual and reproductive health support for women and girls. From inception we have been able to reach out to over 1 million people in over 13 states in Nigeria.

Our approach

Our Vision

STSI envisions improving on the living standards of the vulnerable persons and communities and our overall aim is to work with urban poor to bring about long-term and sustainable transformation to their quality of life and to also provide better community-based healthcare and empowerment education and environmental improvement to all communities that will serve.

Our Vision
We want to build a world where no child or youth feels alone and gets every possible help they need as soon as possible.
Our entire team wants to see a world where every youngster struggling in any way feels able to reach out and has people who’ll help them with education, jobs, and more. We want to spread out in every region so we’ll be reachable to all.
Our Mission
Our Aims & Objectives

Our team

Samuel Adeyinka

Executive Director

Nuhu Thomas

Meal/Data Management Officer

Mustapha Kaka Kachalla

EH/WASH Officer

Bulus Kwajaffa

Program Manager

Yakubu Sikta Wakawa

Project Officer

Okoye Esther

Finance/HR Manager

Bethalyn Ngozi Obison

Procurement Officer

Waham Mado Gadzama

Program Officer

Our Partners