News

KDC's Session with Hon. Commissioner of Finance Kano in preparation for the Kano Startup Competition in partnership with the Kano State Government

  • Date:  2018-10-30

KDC's Session with Hon. Commissioner of Finance Kano in preparation for the Kano Startup Competition in partnership with the Kano State Government. Kano State Government has formalised it's partnership with KDC on the Kano Startup Competition project, where as Kano State Government will drive the project while KDC will facilitate technical support. The Project will support & empower 20 entrepreneurs that are resident in Kano with creative & ingenious ideas/businesses that can serve as local solutions to our everyday problems. The empowerment will include both financial & technical support. 

The Graduation Ceremony of the KDC Foundation's 300 Trained Almajiris

  • Date:  2018-10-02

The graduation ceremony of the KDC foundation's  300 trained almajiris, sponsored by the US embassy under the community library Project, from Wurabagga, Kawo & Dakata centers was a success. A quiz was also conducted among the three centers where Kawo Center emerged the winner. In attendance were; 
  1. The Executive Chairman of Kano State Quranic & Islamiyyah Schools Management Board (KSQISMB) 
  2. District head of Dakata ward 
  3. Education Secretary of Nassarawa Local Government 
  4. District head of Tishama Community 
  5. Representatives from  Kano Hisbah & Kano council of Ulama
  6. Various community Imams and clerics 
  7. Alarammas and other community stakeholders.
Gifts were presented to all the participants of the quiz and certificates were issued to the tutors that conducted the year long successful program.

KDC Projects Director in an Interview on Reforming Almajiri System through KDC Foundation's Community Library Project at Freedon Radio

  • Date:  2018-08-19

@khalifadankade the Project Director of @kdcfoundation after an interactive discussion with the Bayero University Kano (BUK) Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Adamu Idris Tanko, Prof. Mustapha Hussaini Ismail, Professor Kabir Isa Dandago and Mal. Adamu (Anchor of the program) on Freedom Radio 99.5FM under the ALHERI DANQO Program sponsored by Noor Takaful Islamic Insurance. The interview was on Almajirchi in Nigeria and the efforts of @kdcfoundation toward reforming the Almajiri Education System in Nigeria

Delegation of KDC foundation visited a renowned Islamic scholar Sheik Ibrahim Khalil

  • Date:  2018-08-14

Delegation of KDC foundation visited a renowned Islamic scholar & a prominent and pioneer member of the Kano State Council of Ulama and Special Advisor to His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State on Special Duties Sheik Ibrahim Khalil. We specifically engaged him on collaborating with KDC Foundation on our community library project advocacy programs. KDC foundation has been developing and deploying high impact and sustainable models in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to reform the almajiri education system by addressing both the stock of the almajiris in the cities through facilitating basic literacy in a feed and read (community library) model and their influx from the villages through community learning centers that train and empower village children that would have otherwise been sent to almajiri schools in the city.
#almajiri #education #kano #nigeria #arewa #Africa #spreading #love #knowledge #children #impact

Khalifa Dankadai Company (KDC) Foundation paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Highness Muhammad Sanusi II the Emir of Kano

  • Date:  2018-08-08

From Khalifa Dankadai Company (KDC) Foundation, we paid a courtesy visit to His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II the Emir of Kano at the historic Kano Emir's Palace. We were warmly received by His Highness the Emir. We went to seek his Royal & Fatherly blessings & collaboration. KDC Foundation is currently focused on partnering with relevant stakeholders to reform the almajiri education system in Northern Nigeria through it's Community Library Project, with support from Embassy of United States of America.

KDC foundation hosted almajiris, Alarammas, community leaders & government officials at an Iftar Program

  • Date:  2018-05-29

The Iftar program organized and sponsored by KDC foundation with support of Embassy of United States Of America, on Thursday 24th May 2018 across their 3 community library centers:

  1. Dakata 
  2. Kawo
  3. Wurabagga

The Iftar program was held at the 3 centers concurrently and was attended by ward District heads, the Alarammomi, the almajiris, representatives from the Kano State Qur'anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board etc.

According to the head of the KDC foundation Ahmad Adam, the Iftar Program was organized with the objective of strengthening the foundation's relationship with the almajiris, the alarammas, government officials and other community leaders. "we want to show the almajiris how much we care about them and how far we are willing to go in order to support them collectively, together with other stakeholders" Mr. Adam added.

KDC foundation is currently working with the Government and other relevant stakeholders to reform the almajiri education system

Kano Qur'anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board partners KDC foundation

  • Date:  2018-05-29

The Executive Chairman of The Kano State Qur'anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board Gwani Yahuza Gwani DanZarga mentioned this in a letter addressed to the Projects Director of KDC Foundation dated 24th May 2018, that the board has agreed to collaborate with KDC foundation on areas of capacity building, skills acquisition and support & assurance in addressing critical challenges at both Tsangaya and Islamiyya Schools.

The head of the KDC foundation Ahmad Adam mentioned that their foundation has been making efforts to draw the attention of the government (at all levels) to the dire need for intervention in the almajiri education system. He also added that the KDC Foundation believes that it's community library Project will be the key to finally addressing the almajiri menace

MEET THE NEW HEAD OF KDC FOUNDATION, AHMAD ADAM

  • Date:  2018-05-07

Ahmad Adam is the new & first head of KDC foundation, as the foundation used to be manned directly by foundation's Projects Coordinator, AbdulHalim Sanusi. The development came as a result of rapid growth in scale and activities of both the Company and the Foundation. Ahmad Ahmad the erstwhile team lead of the KDC foundation and Acting Projects Coordinator of KDC, is currently the Director of Bells Nigeria, and had been a top management officer at KDC foundation since 2015. Ahmad Adam announced his plans for the foundation as quoted below: "for the short and medium term plans is to revive and improve on the operational structure of the existing projects by creating a practical and sustainable ways to maintain standards, and impose order and accountability in all related activities. The long term plan is to actually build an eco system around the projects through initiation of new projects, campaigns and collaborations, which eventually the foundation will not solely rely on the company's CSR to finance it's projects" He also added that, "The anticipated challenges are: 1.Getting the needed support from the government and other organizations. 2.having sufficient funds make the right impact" Lastly, the new head of KDC foundation called on all stakeholders and the general public to support the worthy cause that drives the foundation, adding that "We are always faced with two major primary choices in life, we either accept a situation as it is, or take the responsibility to change it. KDC foundation has made it a priority to improve the lives of the less privilege children as a way to give back to our country and change the narrative for good. We urge the government, international organizations and individuals to support the KDC foundation" KDC's Projects Director & CEO Khalifa Usman Mustapha also commended Mr Adam's commitment to KDC's cause and expressed confidence in Mr Adam's capacity to deliver very well on his new task.

THE SSA TO THE PRESIDENT ON N-SIP BARRISTER ISMA'IL AHMAD TO PARTNER WITH KDC FOUNDATION AND KANO STATE QUR'ANIC & ISLAMIYYAH SCHOOLS MANAGEMENT BOARD ON FACILITATING BASIC LITERACY FOR ALMAJIRI CHILDREN

  • Date:  2018-05-06

Delegation of KDC foundation today met with the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Social Investment Programs Barrister Isma'il Ahmad, alongside The Executive Chairman of the Kano State Qur'anic & Islamiyyah Schools Management board, Gwani Yahuza Gwani Dan Zarga. The three parties agreed to work together in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to reform the almajiri education subsector. The SSA commended the efforts of KDC foundation especially in terms of feeding & educating the almajiri children through it's Community Library Project and bringing to the attention of major stakeholders the dire need for intervention in the almajiri sector. He also applauded the commitment of the Kano State Qur'anic & Islamiyyah Schools Management Board. Furthermore, the Executive Chairman of the Kano State Qur'anic & Islamiyyah Schools Management Board thanked the SSA and KDC foundation for their support and assured them of the Board's readiness and resolve to work with them. Lastly, the Project Director of KDC foundation Khalifa Usman Mustapha also thanked the SSA and the Executive Chairman of the Kano State Qur'anic & Islamiyyah Schools Management Board for supporting the KDC Foundation's Community Library Project. The KDC foundation's Project Coordinator AbdulHalim Sanusi Salisu & the newly appointed Head of KDC foundation Ahmad Adam, were also present at the meeting.

KDC felicitates with the new Fagachi of Kano

  • Date:  2018-04-22

Delegation of Khalifa Dankadai Company (KDC) Platform and it's partners on a courtesy visit to Alhaji Habibu Bello Dankadai, the new Fagaci of Kano State. The delegation was lead by the KDC's Projects Director Khalifa Dankadai who felicitated with and tasked the new Fagaci of Kano State on Capacity Building for youth and women and support for Almajiri Education. Corporate Communications Unit KDC Platform

KDC Foundation - Community Library Project

  • Date:  2018-03-30

KDC foundation has engaged the Kano State Qura'anic & Islamiyya Schools Management Board, under the leadership of its Executive Chairman Mallam Gwani Yahuza Dan Zarga and his Directors on the framework for expansion of the Community Library Project which is aimed at reforming the almajiri education system by supporting the almajiri children, empowering the Alarammas & engaging the parents of the children.

GAMJI Award of excellence

  • Date:  2018-03-13

On 26th of February, 2018, we received a represenation of Students' Union from Ahmad Bello Univeristy, Zaria, where they presentated an award of excellence to our CEO who is in person of Khalifa Usman Mustapha for this contribution in the growth of Nigerian Youth.

GAMJI Award of Excellence

  • Date:  2018-03-13

On 26th of February, 2018 representatives of Students' Unition Government from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria presented an award of excellence to KDC CEO in person of Khalifa Usman Mustapha. According to the students, the award is a recognition of his work in the area of youth empowerment across Nigeria. We at KDC extend our congratulatory message to you sir. 

Award of Excellence from Arewa Students

  • Date:  2018-03-13

On 11th december 2017 KDC received an award of excellence from Arewa Youth Forum. The award was presented to KDC CEO at our coorporate headquater in Kano as a compliment to the empowerment programmes KDC coordinates across Northern Nigeria. The youth expressed their delight in the way KDC has been impacting the lives of men of women across northern part of Nigeria.

Brand Ambassador Inaguration - 2017/2018

  • Date:  2017-07-13

KDC Foundation Brand Ambassador: We signed up Barrister Isma'il Ahmad as our Brand Ambassador for 2017/2018. Barrister Ahmad has been a consistent contributor & firm supporter of KDC foundation for the past 2 years. His role as our ambassador is largely advisory, and also the extension of the KDC foundation projects through facilitation of relevant stakeholders' engagement. Barrister Ahmad is currently the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President of Nigeria on Social Investment Programs

KDC Community Foundation Press Conference

  • Date:  2016-02-10

On Sunday, 7th of January the KDC foundation signed Meriam Indimi as their Brand Ambassador for the year 2016. We at KDC wish to extend our gratitude to all the media houses, and friend who have the opportunity to be around throughout the Press Conference.

Fashion Show Audition

  • Date:  2015-11-14

In preparation of KDC Award Night and Fashion show, Bells in collaboration with KDC has been organising an audition to perfect and set out more professional way of having a runway in this year's events. Part of it is the need to have a fashion show that is inline with our norms and values as indigenes of Kano State and the need to cut off all unnecessary things and promote only creativity among the fashion designers.

Panel of Judges Session

  • Date:  2015-10-30

KDC has set up panel of judges in preparation of its award night as a fund raiser for #almajirieducation. The judges panel had its first sitting today to have a partial scrutiny on the nominees and set out more critical criteria for the selection of award winners. The panel has people like Deen Sa'ad, Barrister Sa'ida Sa'ad, Muhsin Safeeq, Mr Koffi to mention few.

Interview Session with Fashion Designers

  • Date:  2015-10-24

KDC holds an interview session with some interested fashion designers in preparation for KDC's #ALMAJIRIEDUCATION fund raiser event (KDC Award Night and Fashion Show). KDC has taken a step to promote creativity among teaming youth, which is why fashion show is introduced in this year's event.

Visit to Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II

  • Date:  2015-01-15

Today Khalifa Dankadai and Co. team paid a courtesy visit to his highness the emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II. The visit is inline with KDC's objectives of setting new and examplary society in the northern part of Nigeria. The visit was blessed by his royal highness and encouraged our team to continue the good work.