Local Action for Participatory and Self-Managed Development (ALDEPA) is a non-profit NGO, created in May 1998 and legalized as an association on November 4, 2002 then as an NGO on September 17, 2017. The head office is in Maroua, with interventions in the regions of the Far North, East and Adamaoua.
Contacts are BP 436 Maroua, Tel: +237 676360350 // 677646278
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Marthe Wandou

Founder, General Coordinator

Dr. Akilu is the Executive Director of Neem Foundation. She is a trained psychology wit over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and psychology. She has taught and authored research papers relating to homelessness, ethnicity and its relationship with mental health. Dr. Akilu holds a Masters Degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of Reading (UK), and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of General Psychology at Broome Community College (USA) for over 12 years.


Rachel Aminatou

Co-founder, Technical Director

Mrs. Hurera Atta is the Assistant Executive Director and Head of Education at Neem Foundation. A devoted advocate of human rights, civil liberties, and education – especially for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds – Mrs. Atta has built a legal and corporate career spanning over 25 years. As a lawyer, she handled high-profile and controversial human rights cases, representing young at-risk women. In her capacity as General Manager at Allan Woods Limited, she oversaw and spearheaded the development of the educational institution to bridge the gap in the area of professional development for Nigerian professionals.



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