it has outgrown the challenges of its nascent days and is now regionally and globally acknowledged as an organization focused on community interventions with an aim to create autonomy and self-confidence among the supported communities and groups. Formally known as Ciroma Shehu Ruma Foundation, and later Cherish Support Foundation, CNDF re-branded itself to Cherish Nigeria Development Foundation based on the feedback from consultations with stakeholders
International reports reveal that tens of millions of people in Northern
Nigeria suffer from illiteracy,unemployment, inadequate access to knowledge and health facilities
despite the wealth of the region. Our own research has showed us the crisis facing teaching hospitals
and developmental systems whose facilities no longer meet the needs of their societies. Taking these
facts into account, The Cherish Support foundation has been tasked with contributing to the
dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of solutions to the problems facing sustainable
development in the region starting with Katsina State as pilot in the last 9 years.
The Foundation seeks to awaken the potentials of young generations and create
that fit the needs of the region. In this respect, the Foundation has adopted various programmes aimed
at both developing working systems in Northern Nigeria while contributing to the establishment of a
The Cherish Nigeria Development Foundation is open to your suggestion, ideas
and remarks in order to
enhance its journey to renaissance.We appreciate your support.
Helping Orphans is like helping yourself
Cherish Nigeria Development Foundation is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization wholly dedicated to selflessly serving humanity with a focus on Northern Nigeria. Established in 2005, it has outgrown the challenges of its nascent days and is now regionally and globally acknowledged as an organization focused on community interventions with an aim to create autonomy and self-confidence among the supported communities and groups.
Formally known as Ciroma Shehu Ruma Foundation, CNDF rebranded itself to Cherish Nigeria Development Foundation based on the feedback from consultations with stakeholders. Thus, the ‘cherish’ was derived from Ciroma Shehu Ruma – A name chosen in honour of the Patriarch of the Ruma family who believed that community development was the cornerstone of sustainable development... Learn More
The Almajiri Helpline Support Services is a project strategically designed at 'No Cost To Government' with a view to effectively addressing all the inherited challenges that have in recent years, bastardized the once-efficient Almajiri Education System in Nigeria. Besides registering and providing biometric documentation including the National Identification Number (NIN) and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) for Almajiri school pupils and youth, the project would also provide Capacity Development Support on Entrepreneurship and Vocation Skills for Almajiri Youths in the age bracket of 17 to 35 years but shall further mainstream traditional Almajiri school proprietors and teachers in to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) to enable them access Non-interest credit facilities for start-up MSMEs. The key thrusts of this project driven by Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) would hinged on Entrepreneurship, Vocation Skills Acquisition and Access to Finance through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BOI), NIRSAL, as well as USPF.