self-worth flows where emancipation flows
“We want that river where emancipation flows. And with our strong hands, fetch its water wash and water ourselves and grow us a new life."
Years ago, our founders were at a crossroads. Born and raised in Nigeria, we had grown up witnessing the disconnect between the humanitarian aid organizations in Nigeria and Nigerians themselves. Relief organizations centered their programs around providing scant material aid to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria, with little regard for the dignity of the recipients or the aid’s long-term impact. To many NGOs, IDPs were numbers to be checked off on a list. We knew that they were human beings with agency. In 2007, we founded Caprecon to support IDPs in northern Nigeria on their journey to empowerment.
Caprecon is built on the belief that every person has the right to design their own future. Through Sprout, we provide them with the tools to do so. Sprout is our anti-trafficking initiative, aimed at reducing child trafficking in IDP camps by providing IDPs with marketing and business skills training, entrepreneurship programs and anti-trafficking education. We work with local leaders within IDP camps to create community based anti-trafficking defense forces to provide IDPs with the tools to protect themselves and their communities.
What we believe
Change is always possible.
We are a team of scholars, activists, poets, and entrepreneurs. We infuse our values into our work and empower community champions to lead the next generation.
Sprout brings safety to those who need it the most, launching in Madinatu IDP Camp in Nigeria.
Madinatu IDP Camp is one of the most vulnerable camps in the country. The programs we use to protect girls and women at Madinatu can be soon distributed to other IDP camps across northeastern Nigeria.
For more information, please explore our research of human trafficking risks in IDP camps in northeastern Nigeria on behalf of the United Nations.