OTVI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was founded as an endeavor to bridge the gap between trauma and care in northwest Nigeria. Our aim is to provide support and rehabilitation to victims of banditry attacks in the region. In collaboration with well-meaning individuals within and outside the country, the organization has been able to provide care and support to traumatized victims of banditry attacks around the northern region of Nigeria for the past three years. Our multisector humanitarian intervention has enabled victims of traumatic experiences who had no one to provide moral support, rehabilitate their mental health, reconnect, and strengthen their brokenness, enabling them to move forward from their current circumstances. In February and April of 2022, we visited over 5,000 internally displaced victims of banditry in Zuruland and Jibia local governments of Kebbi and Katsina states with relief materials. Plans were made for medical doctors and psychologists to meet with the majority of the victims to assess them and propose solutions to identified problems. These actions helped affected community members feel a sense of belonging and were able to reintegrate into society, lessening mental health pressure on victims of traumatic situations. At OTVI, our interest now is to reach out to those who bandits have adversely affected directly and indirectly across the nation. We aim to bring mediation and a sense of togetherness at the grassroots level through community involvement, trauma counselling, and healing through interreligious dialogue. We also aim to promote child safeguarding and improve youth and women's involvement in decision making at the community level. The organization is in partnership with the Trauma Unit of Eastern Kentucky University (USA) and the King Abdul Aziz Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) at the international level. At the national level, we work directly with the Federal and State government agencies to be effective and not work in isolation. We are also collaborating with Imam Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye of the Inter-Faith Mediation Centre (IMC) in Kaduna State, Nigeria. At OTVI, we believe in equality and strive to make our programs accessible to all victims of trauma regardless of their social, economic, or cultural background. We follow a childcentered approach, ensuring that all programs prioritize the safety and well-being of children. Our organizational chart ensures that our programs are implemented by a team of qualified and experienced staff who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of traumatized victims in northwest Nigeria
Our vision is to create a society where trauma victims are able to access the care and support they need to recover and rebuild their lives. We believe that by working together, we can create a world where all individuals have the opportunity to live a life free from trauma
Our mission is to provide comprehensive support and rehabilitation to victims of banditry attacks in northwest Nigeria. We strive to provide a safe and secure environment for trauma victims, where they can access the care and support they need to rebuild their lives.
We are a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of trauma victims in northwest Nigeria. We believe in the power of community and collaboration, and we work closely with individuals and organizations to provide the best possible support to those in need.
At O-TRAUMA VICTIMS INITIATIVE (OTVI), we are committed to promoting equality and social justice. We believe that all individuals should have access to the care and support they need to recover from trauma, regardless of their gender, age, or background.
O-TRAUMA VICTIMS INITIATIVE (OTVI) provides a range of programs to support the holistic rehabilitation and recovery of trauma victims in northwest Nigeria. Our programs focus on livelihood and early recovery, protection and gender-based violence (GBV) response, child protection and education. Livelihood and Early Recovery: We understand that the trauma experienced by victims of banditry attacks in the region goes beyond physical and emotional damage. It also affects their means of livelihood and ability to support themselves and their families. To address this, we provide vocational training and economic empowerment programs to help victims rebuild their lives and regain their financial independence. Protection and GBV Response: OTVI recognizes that women and girls are disproportionately affected by banditry attacks and other forms of violence. To prevent and respond to gender-based violence, we provide protection services and support to survivors, including medical care, trauma counseling, and legal assistance. We also engage with communities to promote gender equality and challenge harmful gender norms. Child Protection and Education: We believe that education is key to empowering children and helping them overcome the impact of trauma. Therefore, we provide psychosocial support, trauma counseling, and educational services to children affected by banditry attacks. We also work with schools and communities to create safe and protective environments for children. In addition to these programs, we continue to provide trauma counseling, medical care, and relief materials to those in need, and we engage in community outreach to raise awareness about the impact of trauma and promote healing and recovery.
Our strategy is to work closely with community leaders, government agencies, and other organizations to provide the best possible support to trauma victims in northwest Nigeria. We believe that by working together, we can create a world where trauma victims are able to access the care and support they need to recover and rebuild their lives.
At O-TRAUMA VICTIMS INITIATIVE (OTVI), we have a dedicated team of professionals who work together to provide comprehensive support to trauma victims. Our organizational charts reflect our commitment to collaboration and teamwork. At O-TRAUMA VICTIMS INITIATIVE (OTVI), we have a dedicated team of professionals who work together to provide comprehensive support to trauma victims. Our organizational charts reflect our commitment to collaboration and teamwork.
At OTVI, we are committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all individuals. We have strict safeguarding policies and procedures in place to ensure that all individuals who come into contact with our organization are protected from harm.
We believe that children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of trauma, and we have developed specific programs to support children who have been affected by banditry attacks in northwest Nigeria. Our child-centred programs are designed to provide comprehensive support to children and their families, to help them recover and rebuild their lives.
We are committed to promoting the rights of young women and girls in northwest Nigeria. Through our programs, we aim to empower young women and girls, and to provide them with the support and resources they need to succeed. We believe that by investing in young women and girls, we can create a brighter future for all.