An improvement in the living conditions of children, mothers and families in Africa, promotes international solidarity, charity, tolerance and international understanding. The NGO (non-governmental organization) NUKIA fulfills this purpose by supporting local projects with the aim of sustainably strengthening the self-help and resilience of disadvantaged people, promoting social justice and educating about the causes of poverty and hardship.
Sustainability in what we do is important to us. That is why we enter into a partnership with locals. So far away from the happenings, having grown up in a different world, often we as Swiss, don't know what is best for the local needs. It is up to the local leader to decide. We support local organizations (governmental and non-governmental) with financial resources and with coaching in areas such as budgeting, accounting, getting permissions, etc. We are not there to command how things should be run locally, but to grow with our partners and support where it is needed.
This connection requires deep trust and good care. Thus, the baobab tree is our role model: large, strong, deeply anchored roots, providing shade, nourishing, a haven of peace and a symbol of Africa. As an organization, we also want to grow slowly, to grow deep and strong roots, to stand up for nutrition and security, sustainability and help for self-help. We see our task in working with the people on the ground. Thanks to many years of experience in other NGOs, we have now planted a new "baobab tree" with NUKIA and are looking forward to marveling at the fruits together with our partners.
We are opening a new children's home in Tanzania in January 2021 for children ages 1-18. The children will come from under resourced children's homes / orphanages, where their basic needs are not being met, as well as from families, who are unable to care for their children.
In July 2021 we will start with a kindergarten for children between the ages of 4-6. The program will provide a safe and structured environment, where the children learn, play, and receive a healthy and nutritious daily meal.
In October 2021, we plan to open a day-care center. This will provide children with a safe and stimulating environment for their development, while at the same time providing mothers the opportunity to pursue work or training opportunities. In 2022, we plan to create the NUKIA Meeting Point, which will provide struggling mothers and their children with a temporary home, while also providing the mothers with the opportunity to learn new skills so that they can transition to independent living.
The NGO NUKIA is politically, religiously and socially independent. NUKIA can cooperate with other humanitarian and charitable organizations with similar objectives, as long as this serves the realization of the purpose of NUKIA. In all other respects, independence must be guaranteed without exception in the realization of the organization’s purpose. <br/><br/> The NGO NUKIA has exclusively non-profit objectives and does not provide any financial benefits, in particular to the Board of Directors. The board works free of charge for the interests of the organization. Any net profit from the organization's activities of any kind is, in addition to the development of the necessary association structures, to be used exclusively and entirely for the realization of the organization’s purpose and thus earmarked. Therefore, all donations will be used for the projects in Africa.
The NUKIA association has exclusively non-profit objectives and does not provide the board with any financial advantages. Without exception, the board works for the interests of the association free of charge. Any net profit from the association's activities of any kind is to be used exclusively and in full for the realization of the association's purpose.
Our model is the baobab tree. Big, strong, deeply anchored roots, providing shade, rich in nutrition, a haven of peace and a symbol for Africa. We also want to grow slowly, put down deep and strong roots, stand up for nutrition, safety, and sustainability and help people to help themselves. We know the importance of working hand in hand with and developing trust with local people, who are experts on their own situation and needs. For the past 10 years NUKIA’s board members have been members of a Swiss-based NGO, working in Africa, and now the time has come to use our experience purposefully, and to plant another baobab tree.