About Us

Welcome to Human Support Services

 

Human Support Services (HSS) is registered in Nigeria by the Corporate Affairs Commission as a Non-governmental Social Enterprise and was established on 9 September 1997. The priorities of the organization have continued to focus on addressing the development needs and Challenges of grassroots communities. In recent time, HSS has become one of the leading civil society organizations contributing to the emergence of individuals and groups with the capacity to engage their leaders, State and Local Government Institutions and programs thus facilitating equitable participation in development.

With over a decade of experience in this sector, HSS has demonstrated expertise working at community levels through three thematic thrust; Health, Governance and Entrepreneurial Development. The organization’s secretariat is under the leadership of an Executive/Project Director with the supervision of an eight-member Board of Trustees. HSS maintains a network of over one hundred and sixty volunteers to complement the activities of the organization. The primary beneficiaries of HSS activities are children, youths and women.

Our Vision

An Empowered Society with equitable opportunities and skills for sustainable human development

Our mission

Human Support Services exists to promote opportunities to build the Human Capacity of Community dwellers and advocate for policies and resources to support equitable development of these groups.

Our Philosophy

We believe that long-lasting impact and changes in ailing social systems are functions of effective participation of beneficiaries in the Change process; particularly in the planning, implementation and evaluation phases of the intervention.

Our Values

  • Transparency
  • Diligence
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Courage of Conviction

Thematic Areas

Health

  • Facilitation of capacity development and strengthening of health systems strengthening
  • Promotion of Health information and counselling for the adoption of preventive health practices among the youths, vulnerable groups particularly economically disadvantaged females and their community.
  • Training of youths and vulnerable groups particularly economically disadvantaged females on life skills, to develop their individual and collective sense of responsibility, usefulness, self- confidence, autonomy, cooperation, initiative and decision-making capacity.

Democracy & Governance

  • Promotion of the Rights of Community dwellers to participate actively in the decision-making process of the government and other stakeholders.
  • Educating youths on their civil rights and responsibilities.

Entrepreneurial Development

  • Empower Community dweller with entrepreneurial skills and Microfinance to increase their opportunities for self-reliance.
  • Advocating for policies to ameliorate the socio-economic challenges of these groups.

Board of Trustees

  1. Mr Seni Oduyoye – Chairperson
  2. Alhaja Aminat Ojodu – Member
  3. Chief Newton Okaru – Member
  4. Alhaji Ibikunle Lawal – Member
  5. Prince Michael Oyedele – Member
  6. Chief Thomas Mgbor – Member
  7. Hajiya Ladi Sule Katagum – Member
  8. Hajiya Umma Rimi – Member
  9. Ufon Udofia – Secretary

Our Staff and Volunteers

Lagos -Secretariat

  • Emeka Nsofor (Ashoka Fellow) – Executive/Project Director
  • Ufon Udofia – Head of Programs/Consultancy/COO
  • Adebowale Adepoju – Finance and Admin Director
  • Charity Uzonwanne – Program Officer Finance and Admin/Office Manager
  • Mirian Okoye – Program Officer Programs/Strategic Knowledge Management
  •  Chiamaka Nsoedo – Front Desk Officer
  •  Damilola Ajadi – Office Assistant
  •  Uloma Ahanonu – Volunteer
  • Emmanuel Nwahiri – Intern-Information Technology

Calabar Zonal Office

  • Moses Ogar – Zonal Office Manager
  • Henry Ojung – Program Officer
  •  Aniedi Bassey – Office Assistant

Activity Event Update

HSS Implements Lagos HAF I project in collaboration Lagos State AIDS Control Agency with support from the World bank HIV/AIDS Programme development prRead More

HSS partners with Nation democratic Institute (NDI) on the 2007 pre election civil education campaign.Read More

HSS partners with Actionaid International Nigeria on HIV AIDS Budget tracking and National health and HIV AIDS Budget survey.Read More