Community Development Foundation Initiatives

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).


Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

Some of Our Projects

Here you will find various community development Events as Characterised by individual portfolio

  • Eket Community Development Foundation

    In 2007, PNI Nigeria, with the support of Frontier Oil and Gas and Gulf of Guinea Energy, began the exciting process of establishing a new Community Development Foundation in the Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Please visit again in future to see more about the Esit Eket CDF

  • Egi Community Development Foundation.

    The PNI Nigeria, Institute for Sustainable Development has been supporting the capacity development of the Egi Community Development Foundation WIth over 10 years of experience in facilitating effective community development programmes in the Niger Delta, the PNI Nigeria, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) was requested to provide training for the staff and members of the […]

  • Opobo Nkoro Community Development Foundation

    After eight years of work with the Akassa community, Pro-Natura has introduced community-led development in Opobo Nkoro Local Government Area in Rivers State. Communities in Opobo and Nkoro have joined with Pro Natura to establish the Opobo-Nkoro Community Development Foundation The Opobo Nkoro Community Development Foundation has overcome many challenges, including the culture of suspicion […]

  • The Community Development Foundation Initiative.

    The Community Development Foundation Initiative started in May 2004 as the ‘Coastal Development Initiative’ . Based on the ‘Akassa model’ for whole community development it was launched to promote the establishment of more Community Development Foundations in coastal communities. By starting in the most rural and least developed areas, PNI hoped to support the most […]

  • Eastern Obolo Community Development Foundation

    “Development of the people, for the people, by the people” After eight years of work with the Akassa community, Pro-Natura has introduced community-led development in Eastern Obolo Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom. Communities in Eastern Obolo have joined with Pro Natura to establish the Eastern Obolo Community Development Foundation Led by an elected steering […]

  • The Kolo Creek Development Foundation.

      The Kolo Creek Development Foundation (KCDF) started in 2006 following on from a visit to the ‘living university’ of Akassa. The 14 communities within Kolo Creek Local Government Development Area in Bayelsa State decided to elect a General Assembly to oversee the establishment of a Community Development Foundation of their own. Based on the […]