Cherish Nigeria Development Foundation is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization wholly dedicated to selfless services to humanity with a focus on Northern Nigeria. Established in 2005, it has outgrown the challenges of its nascent days and is now regionally and globally acknowledged as an organization focused on community interventions with an aim to create autonomy and self-confidence among the supported communities and groups.

Formally known as Ciroma Shehu Ruma Foundation, and later Cherish Support Foundation, CNDF re-branded itself to Cherish Nigeria Development Foundation based on the feedback from consultations with stakeholders.

Thus, the ‘cherish’ was derived from Chiroma Shehu Ruma – A name chosen in honors of the Patriarch of the Ruma family who believed that community development was the cornerstone for sustainable Inclusive Development (Chiroma Shehu Ruma was foremost Islamic Scholar and Prince of the legendary Danwaire Family in Ruma, who sacrificed the fierce cut throat competition of the Ruma Rulership for Islamic scholarship and philanthropy), Chiroma Shehu Ruma believed in the notion that community development programmes must have a sustainable and realistic impact on people. CNDF, recognizes that its project must stand out clearly as replicable models with a high potential for scalability in other parts of Northern Nigeria and beyond. This was why it utilizes the SHE-MODEL in its fight against under development and inclusion.

Helping Orphans is like Helping yourself.

You cant help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Our Mission

Encouraging and strengthening the human capital development of Northern Nigeria through the provision of platforms that make Social Welfare, Health and Education available, affordable and accessible.


Our Vision

To be a world-class Foundation renowned for the delivery of sustainable programs tailored to the unique needs of Northern Nigeria in order to positively impact the lives of the rural and urban dwellers, as well as a catalyst for social and financial inclusion.

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No. 6 Nun Street Off Danube Crescent

Maitama Abuja.

Email: cherishfoundation2019@gmailcom

Phone: 07065049684

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