EPDI Nigeria ‘catches them young’


From March 5 – 18, 2017 Hannah Anighoro of EPDI Nigeria was part of the eleven-man team that did the evaluation of the Project “Strengthening Capacity and Advocacy Initiatives for Sustainable Development in Nigerian Communities”, from 2014-2016.

The Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) is a Christian, non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization. It is a membership organization that has as its members – Churches, Christian Organizations, and individuals that are engaged or interested in development work in Nigeria. It’s main goal is promoting the growth of the Church in Nigeria by assisting her rural and urban development work that is part of her witness. CRUDAN serves the church all over Nigeria in holistic development work.

The evaluation was done in three out of six zones and the Evaluators were divided into three groups, with each team handling a zone. Hannah led the team that visited the CRUDAN member organizations in the five states of the South West Zone.

The evaluation revealed a lot about CRUDAN’s impact on the lives of the people and organizations they empower through capacity building programmes.


Our Schools’ programme this year is geared towards educating children of primary schools in developing the four areas of human life i.e. physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Children of Mepol Primary School, Ojodu, Lagos, Nigeria are the first to benefit from the program. We meet with them every Friday for an hour.


The first Board Meeting of the organization was held on March 24, 2017 with five (5) out of six members in attendance. We had fruitful deliberations with decisions made on critical issues affecting the organization. A Board development workshop will held at our next meeting .

This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, April 2017.  

  • JLStallman

    Hannah, how great to hear about you and the work you are doing. : ) Jane