Sesôr means ‘we will repair’ in Tiv (a language spoken by about 6 million people in Benue State in Nigeria) and was founded in 2009.
Ier Jonathan-Ichaver was inspired to found Sesôr after her family and her village in the Nyiev-Tiev community in Benue was badly affected by violent conflict with another community in 2009. Sesôr went on to provide relief materials such as food and clothing to affected villagers.
Registered in 2010 with the CAC, Sesôr works to empower survivors of emergencies for a better life in the following ways:
To empower and equip Nigerians through and for emergencies so they come out stronger and build back better.
Sesôr has provided support to over 2000 internally displaced persons since inception through:
Sesôr also provides internship opportunities for students and graduates to gain work experience in the non-profit sector. Since December 2013, we have provided such opportunities for 5 students from 4 Universities in Nigeria.