Societal needs refer to the things required by the individuals of that society to maintain the basic standard of living. In Nigerian society, there is an ever widening gap with the needs of the society and the resources available to meet them.
Today’s feature is about a Nigerian Down syndrome advocate, Tola Makinde. A woman who has relentlessly fought to create an accepting and inclusive society for persons living with Down syndrome. NigerianNGO recently had an interview with Tola and we hope you enjoy it!
EDU Summit is a program organised by the Helpmates Youth Foundation (THF) to create awareness about education as a tool for creating a sustainable economy. The Helpmates Youth Foundation is a non-governmental organisation borne out of the ever-increasing necessity to ensure that youths take charge of their future through organised symposia and mentoring programs. In addition, they help youths to develop the right orientation in engaging the society.
Restructure Africa is an organisation that works to achieve social inclusion for disadvantaged members of the community. On Saturday 24th of September, 2022 the organisation held a medical check-up and consultation drive at the Ojooniyun recreation centre in Lagos, Nigeria. The medical outreach was held to support residents of the Ojooniyun community and its environs.
Lagos Food Bank Initiative (LFBI) is a non-profit, private-driven initiative committed to fighting hunger through targeted programs that improve the nutrition of pregnant women and their infants; students in schools and the youths in underserved communities. On Saturday, 27th of August, 2022, the organization hosted a walkathon tagged “Feed the future 4.0” to raise money for the Education Enhancement Intervention for Food Insecure Students (EDUFOOD) program.
Two key indicators of a country's GDP are the economic power of citizens and the percentage of gainfully employed youth. However, 30% of African youth are unemployed. Ingressive For Good (I4G), a non-profit, is looking to change that with their mission to increase the earning power of African youths through tech training, job placement and community.
On the 23rd of November 2019, Beibei Haven Foundation held the 4th edition of her annual fertility walk themed “A walk to remember” at Muri Okunola park, Lagos.
Restructure Africa held the second edition of the Love and Pint event on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the Landmark beach. The event was tagged themed “SUPERHEROES”. The focal point of this year’s event was to encourage blood donation to help provide blood for nursing mothers and new born babies.
The second edition of the Women in Development summit hosted by Ideation Hub Africa held in Lagos on Thursday, March 28 at the LCCI conference and event centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event commenced by 9:00am and was opened by Mr Oyindamola Johnson who served as the compere.
NigerianNGO Exclusive by Akinsola Olamide : WELTI and CEAFON Organize Open Data Day For Cancer Awareness
Women Economic and Leadership Transformation Initiative (WELTI) in conjunction with Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON) organized the Open Data Day with a focus onCancer, Data and Female health. The event held at Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island on the 6th of March, 2019 and was organized to create awareness and inform students about cancer.
Ideation Hub Africa hosted the fourth edition of the Development Dialogue on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 at the Techzone park, Gbagada, Lagos. The theme of the event was “Advancing Sustainable Development Impact through effective Human Capital Management”. The concepts that were discussed at the dialogue were social innovation and how the sustainable development goals can be incorporated in the workings of social enterprises by recruiting talents that understand the concepts of social innovation and sustainable development.
The Love and Pint Blood Drive was held at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday July 28th, 2018. According to Joshua Okoduwa, the founder of Restructure Africa, the blood drive was organised to address the unavailability of blood in Nigerian blood banks and to promote the culture of voluntary blood donation amongst youths.
Today’s feature is about Tech Star Girl, Sophiyat Sadiq. A young woman whose vision has evolved from giving women in technology a voice to seeing tangible evolutionary changes in the Nigerian Tech Space. NigerianNGOrecently had an interview with Sophiyat and we hope you enjoy it!
Tell us about yourself (Your Background & The Inspiration behind Wheels of Hope Foundation)?
I am Adigun Temitayo, Founder and President of Wheels of Hope Rising Foundation (WHRF), a charity organization which was setup to fill the vacuum in our society reinforced by a bitter experience that I had 17 years ago, where a 4-year-old boy died because his mother couldn’t afford N200 (less than $3 at the time) for healthcare.
I grew up the child of two missionaries in the rural community of Ibarapa East local government, Oyo State. My parents struggled to send my siblings and I to school and we had to hawk and engage in menial jobs to assist with providing for our family. While hawking at the hostel of a polytechnic, I met a lady called Aminat Muhammed who asked why I didn’t continue my education after secondary school, and upon telling her about my family’s financial situation, she decided to support my education to a tertiary institution.
N: Tell us about yourself
My name is Olubolade Ayokunle. I am an Educational Technology (Ed-tech), Mobile Learning, Public Relations, and Communication specialist. I am a philanthropist who always seeks to promote the welfare of others through generous innovations to good causes. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 22nd of April 1987. I attended Grace High School, Gbagada for my Junior high school and Seagate College Apapa for my Senior high school.