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We are hiring!!!

Join our Team!

If you are brimming with ideas, looking for innovation, an opportunity to explore your competencies, and work in a fast-paced environment, then Donors for Africa Foundation is looking for you.

We are an NGO that works with several stakeholders to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

DFA is currently recruiting a Program and Administrative Assistant.

Your exciting experience will include:

• Communicating between program participants and managerial staff,
• Creating and updating program schedules and assisting in the planning and managing of program events.
• Preparing documentation for grants
• Managing online resources and managing the founders calendar
• Processing payments for vendors and suppliers
• Attending staff meetings and taking minutes
• Responding to emails and answering calls
• Maintaining office calendars and sending out reminders of impending appointments
• Typing letters and reports as may be required from time to time
• Managing the database of organizations program
• Compiling and sending bulk mailings
• Proofreading and editing copies of documents
• Assisting in the planning and overseeing of significant events
• Assisting in managing the budget for special and routine events
• Making reservations for various off-site business meetings
• Acting as a liaison between different departments
• Relaying internal emails to staff
• Reserving equipment and conference/ virtual rooms for presentations and in-office meetings

And any other request.

Requirement:

• One year experience is needed in similar role
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.
• Exhibits ability to multitask on a regular basis.
• Pays close attention to detail.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Asana, slack, Google drive, Zoom, and Microsoft teams.
• Exhibits friendly and professional manner.
• Works well with a range of different individuals such as colleagues, and clients.
• Possesses excellent phone etiquette.
• Demonstrates knowledge of proper compositional practices to aid in writing and proofreading.
• Exhibits strong organizational skills.
• Communicates clearly, politely, and effectively.
• Demonstrates ability to think creatively to assist in special event planning and marketing.
• Working with little or no supervision.
• Demonstrates excellent time-management skills.

All qualified candidates should forward their resumes to apply@donorsforafricafoundation.org / Deadline is May 21st.

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4 Ways To Secure Your Next Sponsorship through Corporate Philanthropy

Following our recent work with several nonprofits, we realize that so many NGOs are getting worried about how unpredictable the economic climate is especially with COVID 19 pandemic.

We know you just want to impact the lives of others and you need all the financial support you can get. Sadly, with the recent happenings around the world, it is  important you get creative with your fundraising efforts and make sure you maximize the potential of every resource you have. 

In our upcoming session How to Fund Your Nonprofit, we will be providing details about how to fundraise but for now, we will focus on one way to close your next sponsorship.

Sponsorships is another way to acquire funding. In this case, it’s important that you do thorough research and prep work beforehand so you can be ready to go when it’s time to get in contact with any potential new sponsors. 

One thing I have observed is NGOs don’t prepare for opportunities. We wait around on the sideline with the hope that a miracle happens. Well, sometimes you have to go for what you need and this is how the process for finding a corporate sponsor goes:  

 

  • Determine businesses with similar missions. You’re most likely to find willing sponsors when you seek companies that share your organization’s passion and drive. For example, you can find faith-based businesses to sponsor your church or religious organization, or environmentally-friendly corporations to sponsor your conservation charity. 
  • Get in contact with the business. Send an email or physical letter to the businesses you’re most interested in partnering with.  (There is a strategy for physical letters) .

It’s important to keep your letter short and sweet, while still taking the time to lay out potential relationship benefits. (DFA has a template for this, pray hard, we may give this as a template after the course is published)

 

  • Explain what your organization has to offer. Sponsorships differ from other corporate donations based on the fact that it is a mutually beneficial relationship as opposed to a one-way act of kindness. You may be offering advertising space for a local business in return  funding for team uniforms or a table for selling a product at a big event. 
  • Come to an agreement. Find what works for both parties involved in the sponsorship and come to some sort of official agreement. Make sure to lay out what funding will be switching hands, where that money will go, and what each side gets in return. This makes sure everyone is happy with the final terms of the partnership.

Once you have established a connection with a corporate sponsor, it’s important that you work to constantly nurture and maintain the relationship, even through worldwide economic ups and downs. In the best case scenario, this will be a lifelong partner supporting your organization for years to come.

Whoosh! There you have it.

Plenty more awaiting those who paid shekinah 3,500.

Prices go up as soon as the course is delivered in the email.

To win a free seat as offered by one of our sponsors, please comment on this post by clicking HERE and tell us why.

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On DFA Interview Series, – Meet Saratu Miller, Founder of Heal in Nature

Tell us about yourself?

Saratu Miller has had International professional experience in Investment, Law Enforcement, Health, Entrepreneurship, Justice, and Banking. She is a woman born with sickle cell disease but never saw it as a stumbling block in forging ahead in life. She is all about personal development and will not pass by an opportunity to volunteer for a good cause.

Despite her years engaged fully as an employee with various organizations, and also as an entrepreneur, Saratu has chosen the path of development, where she wishes to Impact the lives of women, by sharing with them her health journey and how she has been able to build on wellness, and rise above every health challenge, which has enabled her to live a healthy and productive life.

She launched her organization HEAL IN NATURE in October 2020, and presently undergoing incubation training for non-profits with Donors for Africa.

 

Tell us about your organization, impacts, and achievements since establishment?

Heal in Nature was established in October 2020 as a new start-up, which was born out of passion and personal health journey and experience, in other to help women with health challenges and coping with the realities and pressure of life. Heal in Nature focuses on women, as they are the prosperity of Africa, and also the easiest and fastest way to reach the family unit.

Heal in Nature process natural health solutions for the mind, body, spirit, and soul, and making women realize that health is by choice not by chance, so they need to take full responsibility for that, especially with the increase in non-communicable diseases to an unhealthy lifestyle.

It teaches women to unlearn old unhealthy patterns and learn how to build on wellness to live a quality life.

 

What advice can you give to young people who want to build a career in the development sector?

Building a career in Development is a lot of work because it’s all about impacting and transforming lives which automatically puts one in a position of Leadership. This means there is a need for continuous learning and engagement.

My advice to the youth is, they should be prepared and focused, put in the work, to build a long-lasting career in development.

 

What is the biggest challenge facing the health sector and what are your interventions so far?

The Health sector is not adequately equipped, left for years to rot, without adequate attention given to it. This has caused major challenges such as an inadequately skilled workforce, wrong diagnosis of health conditions, obsolete equipment, etc. COVID 19 pandemic has shown an x-ray of the Health sector.

The interventions that Heal in Nature is proposing are, taking advantage of Nature to build on wellness holistically, improving quality of life, and reduce the frequency of medical visits.

 

What do you believe the Government can do differently?

Government can focus on the Health sector by adequately funding it, to cater to the needs of its citizens fully. Put good health policies in place, replicate the good systems they pay to enjoy in other countries.

Let the Government look inwards especially now with the pandemic happening, lessons learned need to be taken seriously, look into the gaps, and used that to plan on improving.

 

Tell us four shocking things you’ve experienced about being a nonprofit leader?

As a nonprofit leader, the things I have experienced are:

One needs to be intentional and consistent.
It takes continuous learning to keep abreast of things
We need to keep Researching is very important
Take leadership positions seriously.

 

How has been your participation in the inner circle program or other programs prepared you for opportunities ahead?

I have been very consistent with all the sessions, I enjoy attending them to learn from experts. on different aspects of development explained.

 

Are there any ongoing projects your organization is working on at the moment? Please share it with us?

No programs for now, work in progress but at slow pace.

 

To know more about Saratu Miller and the amazing work she is doing, you can follow her organization on:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heal_in_Nature

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saratumiller/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/healinnature-online/

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On DFA Interview Series, – Meet Omobolanle Shakirat Ajijola, a Trauma therapist & Founder of Bina Al-Amal Foundation.

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Omobolanle Shakirat Ajijola. I am a Trauma therapist, Ankaracrafter, Startup Urban Farmer, and the Founder of Bina Al-Amal Foundation.
I’m a firm believer in securing a safe and well-balanced environment free from all forms of Violence.

 

Tell us about your organization, impacts, and achievements since establishment?

Bina Al Amal Foundation is a non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization which provides social and economic empowerment to Survivors and Victims of Gender-Based Violence and disadvantaged communities across Nigeria.

Bina Al-Amal means Building hope and we hope to achieve this by providing social and economic empowerment to women, children, and youths in disadvantaged communities across Nigeria and also we are committed to empowering and equipping the present-day African Child with all the tools needed to cope in this fast-paced world.

Since establishment, we have participated in an education drive in 2109 for Disadvantaged Communities to teach over a hundred children who had little or no access to education.

We have offered palliatives to over a hundred low-income families during the covid-19 lockdown.

We have empowered over 200 youths on the issues and challenges they face growing up and in their teenage years as well as enlighten them on the dangers of Sexual Abuse.

 

What advice can you give to young people who want to build a career in the development sector?

I will advise young people to start where they are with what they have and more importantly never disregard the importance of volunteering as this gives you not only experience but widens your knowledge banks.

 

What is the biggest challenge facing the women & girls sector and what are your interventions so far?

I will say Gender Inequality, We continue to raise awareness on how this affects women and girls as a majority and enlighten the appropriate quarters, just as it was done at the recently concluded virtual sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women NGO CSW which held on the 14- 26th of March.

 

What do you believe the Government can do differently?

For starters ask those who are affected how to help.
The government should pay more attention to what they term “women issues”.
Be more enlightened about the various cultural, traditional, religious, economic and emotional impact Gender-Based Violence and Gender Inequality has on women.

 

Tell us four shocking things you’ve experienced about being a nonprofit leader?

Being a non-profit leader is not a piece of ice on the pack. One of the shocking things I have discovered is-

    1. Lack of togetherness
    2. Unwillingness to share knowledge.

 

How has been your participation in the inner circle program or other programs prepared you for opportunities ahead?

I now have a clear line of sight as to what others have done wrong and what I would do right. The mistakes to avoid and how to put in place the proper structures to ensure our Organization hits the ground running, and keeps making a targeted impact and stays relevant.

 

Are there any ongoing projects your organization is working on at the moment? Please share it with us.

Bina Al-Amal Foundation have a teen hub tailored at empowering and enlightening our teenagers on Intimate Partner Violence and how they can be a voice to make things better.

We also have a program for Mother’s slated for June and an empowerment program slated for early September, this year.

 

To know more about Omobolanle Shakirat Ajijola and the amazing work she is doing, you can follow her organization on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/binaalamalfoundation

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/binaalamalfoundation

 

You can also connect with her on her Personal Handles:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajijolabolanle

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajijola-bolanle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bolanleajijola.3

For more enquiries and partnership information, contact: omobolanleajijola@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On DFA Interview Series- Meet Chinwe Enyinna, a nurse, and the co-founder of Pamirian foundation.

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Chinwe Enyinna, I am the co-founder of Pamirian foundation. I am also a registered nurse in Nigeria and the UK, a global health advocate, writer, speaker, and philanthropist.

I collaborated to start Pamirian foundation amid the covid-19 pandemic out of the passion and dire need to contribute towards the eradication of poverty in African rural communities. The foundation was incorporated on the 11th of December 2020 by the corporate affairs commission federal republic of Nigeria.

The vision is to create a continent where African rural communities transcend inequalities and this will be achieved through empowering the less privileged in rural communities one family at a time through community outreach, quality education, vocational training, giving micro-grants, and providing indigenes with equipment for start-ups.

 

Tell us about your organization, impacts, and achievements since establishment?

The name of my organization is Pamirian foundation, the foundation was incorporated on the 11th of December 2020.

So far, we have impacted over 100 widows and orphans through our first free-feeding project in Ndibinihu Obokwu Obizi Ezinihitte Mbaise Imo state Nigeria and we are excited about the line-up of events we have in the pipeline.

 

What advice can you give to young people who want to build a career in the development sector?

The advice for young people who want to build a career in the development sector would be to follow their passion, solve a problem, and do not go into the sector just for the money.

It will be rocky especially at the start, and there are times you would want to give up, but let your “WHY” be your motivation. Remember some people are in dire need of the solution you carry. You can’t afford to disappoint them and the world needs more people like you to make it a better place for all.

 

What is the biggest challenge facing the health sector and what are your interventions so far?

The biggest challenge the health sector is facing is the lack of adequate funding to address gaps in health systems and health infrastructure and also providing support to vulnerable countries.

Pamirian foundation provides support to vulnerable countries by improving livelihood for African rural communities through empowerment.

 

What do you believe the Government can do differently?

The health sector renders basic services that are essential in combating poverty and this is often subsidized with public funds to achieve results. The government should set out credible commitments on addressing health inequalities and increase public spending to deliver care services to a high standard.

 

Tell us four shocking things you’ve experienced about being a non-profit leader?

Being a non-profit leader is not a piece of ice on the pack. One of the shocking things I have discovered is it takes more than passion to build and run a sustainable non-profit organization.

You need funds to make the type of impact you want to make.

You need the right team and support system that believes in the vision of your organization.

You also cannot serve everyone, you have to create a niche.

 

How has been your participation in the inner circle program or other programs prepared you for opportunities ahead?

The inner-circle program has been one of the best investments I made in personal development this year. It has been an insightful, educating, and enlightening experience armed with so much valuable information on how to start, scale and run a sustainable non-profit organization with great outcomes.

I have also met some wonderful people creating changes in their sector and I can’t wait to implement all I have learned from this program.

 

Are there any ongoing projects your organization is working on at the moment? Please share it with us.

Pamirian foundation is working on its 2nd and 3rd projects of placing 3 orphans on scholarship and giving micro-grants to 3 women in a rural community in Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2021.

 

To know more about Chinwe Enyinna and the amazing work she is doing, you can follow her organization on:

Instagram on: https://www.instagram.com/pamirianfoundation/

https://www.instagram.com/chinny_68/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Pamirian%20foundation

For more enquiries and partnership information, contact: Pamirianfoundation2020@gmail.com

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On DFA Interview Series- Meet Omobola Olaribigbe, the founder of Yeye Modupe Alakija Foundation.

Tell us about yourself? 

My name is Omobola Olaribigbe, a teacher, the Learning Leader, and Director at Ikija day school (IDS) Surulere Lagos. I am also a social impact advocate, an author, and the founder of Yeye Modupe Alakija Foundation.

 

Tell us about your organization, impacts, and achievements since establishment?

YEYE MODUPE ALAKIJA FOUNDATION was  launched on March 7th 2021. The vision of YEYE MODUPE ALAKIJA FOUNDATION is creating new opportunities for African girls and their families.

We support girls in less privileged communities between the ages of 13-18 through an initiative called the PAD-I Project (preserving and Activating Destinies Initiative) our four core areas are alleviating period poverty and menstrual hygiene, mentoring, and handholding, volunteering, and Human Papilloma Virus awareness.

Our second initiative is the REX Initiative which supports and empower the family members of our beneficiaries in the PAD-I project.

 

What advice can you give to young people who want to build a career in the development sector?

I believe it is the best gift one can give to humanity. They must understand it is a selfless service therefore they must be passionate and compassionate about causes they want to support and build competence and capacity in their skills set to enable them to contribute their quota.

 

What is the biggest challenge facing the education sector and what are your interventions so far?

The biggest challenge facing the education sector is the lack of quality educators because of the low level of budgetary allocation on the National Level and lack of specialized training leading to professionalism.

My intervention is that I make it mandatory for all educators who work with me to have continuous professional development.

 

What do you believe the Government can do differently?

The government should lay more emphasis on funding and monitoring to ensure these funds provided are properly utilized in the education sector.

 

Tell us four shocking things you’ve experienced about being a nonprofit leader?

  1. It is beyond passion.
  2. It involves a lot of data collection and recording.
  3. The sustainability of funding is something to think about from the get-go.
  4. There is no hiding place for visibility. One must be intentional about visibility.

 

How has been your participation in the inner circle program or other programs prepared you for opportunities ahead?

I can’t put a price on the immense benefit I have gained from the inner circle program thus far, from the content shared, the training and network of changemakers I have met, Donors for Africa has lived up to their mission of building capacity for social impact drivers.

 

Are there any ongoing projects your organization is working on at the moment? Please share it with us.

Our ongoing program is the PAD-I Project which will be a pilot program, starting with a community in Surulere Lagos. We are at the stage of conducting an assessment of the identified community.

 

To know more about Omobola Olaribigbe and the amazing work she is doing, you can follow her organization on:

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/yeyemodupealakijafoundation/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=yeyemodupealakijafoundation

 

 

   

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CELEBRATING AFRICAN WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT.

Celebrating African Women in Development (AWID) is a campaign organized by Donors For Africa Foundation to commemorate “International Women’s Day” on March 8th.

This is a campaign designed to find, document, and tell the stories of African women leading change in development. These are women who are often unseen. Some of them run their organizations while much more lead in outstanding roles within their organizations. 

We call these women the “Invisible Thread that Holds the Tapestry of Development Together”.

We see them, we recognize their efforts to humanity and to change the African continent. Today, we have chosen to celebrate them because they matter and their work matters.

 

Meet the selected women for the 2021 International Women’s Day Celebration:

Adenike Adeyemi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJrLewFkP7/

Adetoun Oluwole: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ9MsjldE6/

Aicha Toure: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJtMh-l_Bj/

AMAKA ONYEMELUKWE: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJue0LFQa6/

Asmau Benzies Leo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJu-EblzyV/

Audrey Mukoro: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJvgdaFSPW/

Barr (Mrs) Ifeoma Philippa Peterkins-Itoe: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJwKQ1F_Fh/

Bih Adelaide: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJw_-ulBtr/

Ngunan Ioron Aloho: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJxrq0FeBF/

Bilkisu Garba: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJyNSdl7EL/

Chidinma Chukwuemeka: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJyzRkF5vZ/

Chinemenma Umeseaka: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJzXHeli3F/

Chineye Onuorah: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ0WpUFM8W/

Chisom Nwankwo:https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ0rLYlsP7/

Comfort Onyanta Alli: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ1IWGFVRM/

Crystabel Chigbu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ1hqrF80Q/

Donnalee Donaldson: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ21zNlWdn/

Dr. Noelle Chuks Eboka: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ4j3qlV3y/

Dr. Ebele Mogo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ5yMalHam/

Dr. Mina Ogbanga: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ6F0zlah7/

Elizabeth Henwood: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ73GkFCq6/

Ellen Chilemba: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ8m4fl8sU/

Emilia Asim-Ita: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ9pwmFvry/

Ezinne Okey-Uchendu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ-5KPlrH5/

Fabia Ogunmekan: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ_Qn6F5sG/

Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKALg1F4fk/

Funmi Omisope: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKA_dUFmBy/

Giftie Umo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKBcFNFoyb/

Gogontlejang Phaladi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKB7HsFASB/

Ife Sarumi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKCYvsFZQw/

Ifeoma Okonji: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKC5SWFekn/

Jennifer Agunloye: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKEOkZljRl/

Lucy Kapkirwok: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKFB2OlLty/

Mary Ogunbodede: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKFjgeF11j/

Ndifreke Okwuegbunam: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKGDtxFEM7/

Niniola Williams: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKGV7xFZqo/

Nkem Okocha: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKG1ChljlJ/

Nneile Nkholise: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKHNjzl08d/

Nyaradzo Mashayamombe: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKIgWxlU6H/

Olanrewaju Oniyitan: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKKgA3FdPP/

Ololade Ogunnubi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKMsvqFE5g/

Funto Boroffice: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKNe32FN8g/

Omowumi Ogunrotimi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKOlrqlmHq/

Owokodu Bukola: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKO5l0FY8-/

Oyetola Oduyemi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKPQAilf3R/

Patricia Okolo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKPoDglAw3/

Patricia Okopi Vin: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKQjA7lPh9/

Pearl Uzokwe: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKRCPnlXhI/

Petrider Paul: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKRyyElfw2/

Raquel Daniel: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKSXhSF-2g/

Rita Robert Otu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKS4z1F9Gl/

Sarah Kuponiyi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKT3aZF6K8/

Sarah Adeyinka: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKUDExF2me/

Simi Nwogugu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKUrT7FKlI/

Temitope Okunnu: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKVDa-lwkT/

Thato Kgatlhanye: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKVnKPlZry/

Tizzita Tefera: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKWJh9lSKC/

Vanessa Chisakula: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKW2LiFqLG/

Yewande Olusore:https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKXHkMldby/

Olamide Omajuwa Alli: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKZE19l1Nq/

Oluwafunmilola Ojo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKeZjjl2bK/

 

 

 

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On DFA Interview Series- Meet Dr. Ugochi Ohajuruka a Renowned Medical Doctor and CEO/Founder of the Health for All Initiative (HAFAI).

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Dr. Ugochi Ohajuruka, I am a Renowned Medical Doctor, Public Health Practitioner, Author, and the CEO/Founder of the Health for All Initiative (HAFAI). I have a Bachelor in Science (B.Sc) Degree in Microbiology, a Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), and a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

I also have a Certificate in Strengthening Community Health from Harvard University Boston Massachusetts USA, another Certificate in International Women’s Health and Human Rights from the Stanford University, USA, and a Certificate in Leadership and Management in Health from the University of Washington, USA.

 

Over the years, I have worked as a consultant for several International Organizations and I am very passionate about my work and always at the forefront of activities on Health Promotions Sensitization, Capacity Building, and Service Delivery to those in need.

 

I have represented Nigeria at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and at the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women (UNCSW) Newyork, USA, where I was a forum speaker and Panelist. I have won several international awards, one of which is the prestigious Alexander Price for Women Award by the Common Wealth in the UK and the Here for Good Award by Laureate, the largest Global Network of U.K universities.

 

Tell us about your organization, impacts, and achievements since establishment?

The name of my organization is Health for All Initiative (HAFAI). Our vision is- To Build a Society where Everyone has an Opportunity and Right to a Healthy Life, while our mission is- Saving Lives Through Improved and Sustained Health Awareness Programs to those in Need as well as Bridging the Gap Between Policy, Knowledge and Action for People to Reach their Full potentials for Good Health.

 

The core programs of the organization are: 

School Club Programs: Advocacy programs in Schools using Training Manuals and Menstrual Hygiene Readers to Dispel Harmful Myths associated with Menstruation and Educating Girls about Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights. Our Innovative Reusable Menstrual Hygiene Kits can last for up to two years, provides Girls with Sustainable Menstrual Hygiene Solutions, and helps keep Girls in School.

 Capacity Building Workshop for Principals and Teachers: We train these Educators on the need to educate the girls about Sexual Health issues and the importance of Sustaining the Club activities.

Community Programs (Underserved Communities including IDPs and VVF Centers):  Our Advocacy is Centered on Dispelling Myths around Menstruation and Female Genital Mutilation, Empower Women with machines and Starter packs and Training them on how to Sew and Market the locally Produced Menstrual kits and we also Provide information and Services on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Family Planning Methods.

IMPACT OF OUR WORK:

We have distributed 22,750 reusable Menstrual Kits and Puberty readers and 750 Machines in Six States of Nigeria. Absence rates in the schools have dropped from 28.8% to 6.5%. Girls that use unhygienic Materials also dropped from 96.8% to 58.5%. 95% of the Women beneficiaries also reported a rise in their net income after the program.

 

What advice can you give to young people who want to build a career in the development sector?

Keep going and don’t be afraid to be the best you can be. It sounds cliché’ but it is true. Being a medical Doctor in the development circle makes you feel different but I have found that there is great value in being different and we should learn to celebrate these differences.

You cannot make a difference if you cannot think creatively and disrupt the status quo. Think or dream big, if you can’t, then go home. Believe in yourself, remember also that there is no replacement for sheer hard work and dedication. With passion, consistency, and the God Factor, anything is achievable.

 

What is the biggest challenge facing the health sector and what are your interventions so far?

There is a myriad of problems facing the health sector today and I really cannot put them to scale to know which is the biggest of them all.

We have the global issue of the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant consequences to inaccessibility of quality health care, poor personnel and welfare funding, Corruption, reduced supply of medication, insufficient financial investments, poor health infrastructure, lack of sufficient health personnel, and poor hygiene amongst a few.

Well, as an organization that is focused on health promotion activities, we have done a lot of programs centered on hygiene education in schools, health centers, communities, and even in Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs).

We have donated health supplies to some health centers, we have trained traditional birth attendants and community health workers on Family planning and contraceptive usage.

We build strategic partnerships with community health workers and build their capacity and help them refine their skills in tune with best practices.

We train them on hygiene education, how to identify danger signs during ill health and delivery, Paediatric Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (PCPR), Breast Cancer Screening, family planning, etc.

 

Tell us two shocking things you’ve experienced about being a nonprofit leader?

As nonprofit leaders, we work with a lot of volunteers in the field. More often than not, people contact us via emails and our social media handles that they will like to participate in our programs.

It beats my imagination to see the attitude they display towards work. It is sad to say that a lot of our youths are unemployable. They are simply not ready to put their hand to the plow. They want quick fixes and easy money.

Secondly, during my work in hard-to-reach communities, the level of poverty and ignorance I see is very disheartening, to say the least. I once worked in a community where the men pass blood in their urine (a case of Schistosomiasis) because their source of drinking water was from a contaminated river.

The indigenes of the said community believed that the water tastes sweet and is a blessing from their ancestors.

It took a lot of hard work from us to dispel this harmful myth and misconception. This is just one out of the many cases that we encounter during our field projects.

 

How has been your participation in the inner circle program or other programs prepared you for opportunities ahead?

The inner-circle platform is a typical example of the slogan ‘The Big is in the Small’. It is a small circle of passionate development professionals with Big dreams and vision to change the narrative in their various spheres with a strong drive and zeal to do it right.

The inner-circle has helped me better understand the systems and structures necessary to run a nonprofit effectively, the importance of strategic partnerships, and how to leverage social media and marketing to build your brand.

I believe every nonprofit leader that wants to build a sustainable brand should participate in this forum.

 

Are there any ongoing projects your organization is working on at the moment? Please share it with us.

We have executed a lot of projects lately with UNICEF, UNFPA, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Days For Girls International, and several other international organizations but our most recent projects are with Rotary International and Global Glow USA.

The Rotary international project is a Global GrantFund which we won last year. It is called the Giving Girls Dignity project because it is primarily focused on Menstrual Hygiene Management, Breaking taboos around periods, training girls and women on issues around their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and Empowering women with skills to support their families.

We are working in Abuja in five schools, three communities, and two IDPs but we plan to scale up.

Our project with Global Glow is centered on building creative and leadership skills in girls and igniting their power as a force for global transformation.

We launched a Radio Program (HER STORY Radio program) during the lockdown to reach out to the girls and our radio show has reached out to over two million girls across Nigeria.

Currently, we work with schoolgirls and out-of-school girls in five states spread across Nigeria. We are also working on a few other projects which will excite our beneficiaries but we will let you know once the ink is dry on paper.

 

To know more about Dr. Ugochi Ohajuruka and the amazing work she is doing, you can follow her organization on:

Website: http://hafai.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hafaing/

Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/hafainigeria

 

You can also connect with her on her personal handles:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.ugochi/

Twitter: http://@ugochiohajuruka

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ugochi-ohajuruka-bsc-mbbs-mph-liverpool-25aa3067/

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Chidi Koldsweat, Founder, Donors for Africa Foundation featured on NBC, CBS & FOX News

In a recent interview with NBC, CBS, and FOX, our founder Chidi Koldsweat shared the key solution in getting many Africans out of poverty.

At Donors For Africa our work is centered around breaking cycles of poverty. We amplify the work of Donors and help them scale up their impact ensuring their solutions reach more people.

We work with the private sector to design CSR activities that align with the UN Global Compact Goals.

This interview centers on the importance of technical expertise in accelerating the SDGs and getting millions of Africans out of poverty. More nonprofits need to collaborate, merge projects and campaigns, and focus on the biggest rewards – IMPACT!

We are working closely with many Donors to show them how with current funds they can drastically scale up their work much more than they currently have.

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CELEBRATING AFRICAN WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT.

This is the month of women, to celebrate their impact and contributions in their communities.

Meet the selected women for 2020 International Women’s Day Celebration:

Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yfsRBFwap/

Elizabeth Talatu  Williams: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yg4bIn_21/

Jane Waithera: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yhhCznPL2/

Aishah Adams: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yiqMsJyBF/

Tity Agbahey: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yjjHdJ2hA/

Akhere Aghedo Akran:  https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ymv8SDsR_/

Esther Agbarakwe: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9yx2LqlY6I/

Miatta Bangura: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9zBOGEJz0v/

Hauwa Ojiefor: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9zP7wbARel/

Hikmat Baba Dua: https://www.instagram.com/p/B909CKuANwj/

Chiamaka Ndukwu: https://www.instagram.com/p/B90_5NfFjLO/

Adaora Anyichie-Odis: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91D5aOAo45/

Sophie Kanza: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91GwoRgXyK/

Chisom Obi-Jeff: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91KwtMp0J5/

Nguzo Ogbodo: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91VDUvAe-F/

Patricie Uwase: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91fXUMgh7m/

Denise Kekimuri: https://www.instagram.com/p/B91mPCqHqUh/

Yetunde Fadeyi: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9161PGFdC7/

Lehle Balde: https://www.instagram.com/p/B93h0sbAcHF/

Kiki Mordi: https://www.instagram.com/p/B93ksJZpc0y/

Amaka Amalu: https://www.instagram.com/p/B93osMBgvVT/

Janet Ogun: https://www.instagram.com/p/B93rkBqAg0d/

Kehinde Ayeni: https://www.instagram.com/p/B93tRFvle8w/

Nyokabi Njugunq: https://www.instagram.com/p/B93vjrMn32Q/

Margaret Adeyemi: https://www.instagram.com/p/B932bMNgVYO/

Dr. Lola Salako: https://www.instagram.com/p/B935S6pJ2b4/

Oluyemi Orija: https://www.instagram.com/p/B94EKQDlAM0/

Sylvestine Gbessagee: https://www.instagram.com/p/B94HC9PHDSv/

Adek Bassey:https://www.instagram.com/p/B94LBz1gBJo/

Onyeka Akpaida: https://www.instagram.com/p/B94ZWgUAtxD/

Ngozi Ejedimu: https://www.instagram.com/p/B94bpdLpXw1/

Chioma Ogbudimkpa: https://www.instagram.com/p/B94i3sjpJQV/

Grace Ihejiamaizu: https://www.instagram.com/p/B96GnzygX9K/

Jokate Mwegelo: https://www.instagram.com/p/B96IVb3g7_N/

Abigail Udoh: https://www.instagram.com/p/B96JfYNAijp/

Halima Ibrahim Abba: https://www.instagram.com/p/B96NfSAAg03/

Esther Eshiet: https://www.instagram.com/p/B96QWySn8ft/

 

We celebrate them for their consistency and commitments towards making the African continent and the entire world a better place.

Watch out for the unveiling of the 2021 African Women nominated to be celebrated on International Women’s Day.