Apart from eating good food and celebrating with friends and family, Christmas is also the perfect season for charitable giving.
With Nigeria being amongst one of the world’s poorest nations, it is important that we think about those in need this holiday season.
If you happen to be in the spirit of giving but don’t know where to start, glance through our list of some of Nigeria’s charities worthy of your donations!
Mirabel Rape Crisis Center: Founded by Itoto Eze-Anabais, the Mirabel Center is an initiative that provides support to victims of rape and sexual assault. The center provides survivors of sexual violence an opportunity to gain access to free forensic, medical, legal and counseling services.
Contact: Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 08155770000, 07013491769, 08187243468, 01-2957816
Autism Nigeria: Priding themselves as the leading voice of autism in Nigeria, the goal of this charity is to work with relevant parties, including healthcare professionals, special education teachers, the government and business leaders to provide needed care and services to kids and families dealing with Autism.
The Albino Foundation: TAF is a special focus organization advocating for the rights and socio-economic inclusion of people living with albinism. The Foundation works to create awareness of the social challenges that albinos face in Nigeria, and continually works to improve the health, education and social well-being of persons with albinism in Nigeria.
Contact: The Albino Foundation Suite 22A, O’Neal Centre, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi District, Abuja. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Masterpiece Resource Development Centre: MRDC is a faith-based organization that is committed to youth and entrepreneurial development. Their goal is to discover, develop and deploy young, hard working Nigerians for accelerated national development.
Contact: 2, Babatunde Oki Street, Off Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos. (08189042000)
Youth For Technology Foundation: This non-profit organization addresses gaps in existing silos in the community and educational systems. Their flagship program, YTF Acadamy, strives to overcome skill gaps in established education systems and encourage young people to see entrepreneurship as a viable career.
Tamar Rescue Foundation: TRF is a non- governmental, non-religious, non-profit making organization that fights against sexual abuse and rape by creating awareness through seminars. Its mission is to teach young people how to avoid sexual abuse and rape, how to maintain sexual purity and mentoring them for personality development.
Contact: 11 Idahosa Ojo, off Aiyetoro, Aguda, Lagos, Nigeria. (08025396623)
Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria: BRECAN is a leading non-governmental organization galvanizing action against breast cancer in Nigeria. Founded in 1997 by Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, a breast cancer survivor herself, BRECAN is increasingly improving the lives of many touched by breast cancer who would have succumbed to the disease due to ignorance and lack of support.
Contact: RECAN Centre, 18 Akinyemi Way, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State. (08166324748)