Fatimah Balaraba Foundation

Vision

We aim to provide/facilitate a safe and conducive support system for single mothers and girls to thrive and we will achieve this by teaching them sustainable self-care skills to attain their potential in their chosen fields of development. We also seek that these women and children become self-confident and have access to basic amenities, enterprise and livelihood through skill acquisition, mentoring and coaching.

Mission

We are committed to promoting a wholesome experience that provides access to entrepreneurship opportunities, good health, education, financial literacy and micro-credit. In addition to this, we will be offering coaching and mentoring for the girl child and single mothers within rural communities in Northern Nigeria.

Mrs. Aisha Abubakar

Hajiya Aisha Abubakar had her secondary education at Queens College, Lagos and her first degree in Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick. Aisha Abubakar also has a Masters degree in Development Studies from University of Leeds.
Hajiya Abubakar served as Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019 and was appointed to oversee the Women Affairs Ministry briefly within the same period. Prior to this, she worked at African Development Bank (AfDB), African International Bank (AIB), Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) as the MD/CEO and Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).
Hajiya Abubakar’s contributions to the growth of the Nigerian economy are evident in some of her major career achievements at the ADB, AEA and PTAD. Her focus has always been the ease of funding for small and medium enterprises in the country, the growth of the agricultural sector and support for the education of the girl-child among other key drivers of development. Hajiya Abubakar has also advocated for the unity of Nigeria through diversification across different parts of the country. She is of the opinion that educational institutions should build individuals that will aid the diversification. Hajiya Abubakar enlightens women through resources and skills provision. The Fatimah Balaraba Foundation is one of her vehicles for the support for single mothers and the girl-child particularly in the Northern part of Nigeria. The organization is not-for-profit and relies on the goodwill and funding from similar organizations.