As we all know, Christmas is the season of gifts and giving, particularly to those less fortunate who may not have as much love and care as you might, depending on the severity of their situation. Now is the time to show some love and put a smile on a stranger’s face.
There are a number of charitable organisations in Nigeria that are doing remarkable things for these individuals, and your financial support amongst others is needed to help continue their causes.
We have compiled a list of notable charities and their contact information, if you’re perhaps moved to give towards a humanitarian cause this month:
1. Tamar Rescue Foundation
Tamar Rescue Foundation (TRF) is a non-governmental, non-profit making, non-religious organization that fights sexual abuse & rape through awareness campaigns, lectures, talks and seminars in secondary schools and universities, as well as campaign for restoration of family values. They are also involved in mentoring young people for character development and personality enhancement.
43 Efutide Street, Off Brown Road, Aguda,Lagos, Nigeria.
2. The Albino Foundation
This is an advocacy organisation that empowers persons with albinism and educates the society about albinism in Nigeria and the world.
Suite 22A, O’ neal Centre, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi District, Abuja.
Tel: 08035335444 or 08022236780
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/albinofoundation
3. Masterpiece Resource Development Centre (MRDC)
Masterpiece Resource Development Centre (MRDC) is a faith-based organisation that is committed to Africans so that they can create and maintain businesses that will reduce unemployment and poverty in the Continent.
2, Babatunde Oki Street, Off Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos.
(+234) 8023113326, 08029723995, 07033675030,
4 Youth for Technology Foundation
Description: Non-profit organisation that focuses on bringing access to technology and resources to the underserved in rural communities.
Area N Zone 2.Plot No-ON-R 70
World Bank Area, Owerri, Imo State
5. Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI)
: The Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a local, Nigerian-run NGO that empowers, educates, and inspires youth and communities using proven models or ideas modified for the Nigerian context.
2b, Residence Road, Oworonshoki/Apapa Expressway, NCI Bus Stop.
Telephone: +234 809 656 0092
Office: Gbagada, Lagos
6. Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria
Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) is a leading not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation galvanising action against breast cancer in Nigeria. Founded in 1997 by Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
BRECAN Centre, 18 Akinyemi Way (Off E-GT Bank)
Ring Road, Ibadan, Nigeria
7. Children Living With Cancer Nigeria
CHILDREN LIVING WITH CANCER FOUNDATION (CLWCF) is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) set up to cater for the welfare and medication of children battling with cancer whilst providing support for their families. They are registered with ICCCPO, an international organisation dedicated to the care of children with cancer, and those that have survived cancer.
Children Living With Cancer Foundation: 10, Ayanboye Street, Anthony Village. Lagos. Nigeria.
Tel: +2348033156908. Email: email@example.com
8. Danjuma Atta Eye Foundation
Danjuma Atta Eye Foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic and non-governmental organisation with a vision of restoring hope to visually impaired persons; striving to prevent eye diseases by providing free and quality eye care to the vulnerable poor in the rural communities; and lobbying for the right of the Persons living with Disabilities in the country.
Plot 1346 Flat F, Khadijat Labaran House, Beside UBA,, Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki 2, Abuja.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Phone: 08035877070,; 08029670590
9. Family Health International (Lagos)
: Family Health International 360 (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
: 3rd Floor, Tisco House, Alhaji Ashabi Cole Street, CBD, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
10. Voice of Autism, Nigeria:
The leading voice of autism in Nigeria, their goal is to work with relevant parties, including healthcare professionals, special education teachers, Government and business leaders to provide needed care and services to kids and families dealing with Autism.
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This article was first published on 24th December 2015
Ify Halim is a Writer and media enthusiast based in Lagos. She enjoys writing self-help/inspirational articles with published work in UYD Magazine, Edufrica, Our Stories Inc. and The Keele Concourse. She currently works at ConnectNigeria.com, Nigeria’s Information Portal. Follow her on Twitter @MissHalim or visit her online space at ifyhalim.wordpress.com
I work with SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria. A bit interesting that our original picture was taken off our website and used for this blog but our years long cause in alternative child care in Nigeria was neither mentioned nor included in list of 10.