Connected DASH 2018 Selected Charities

Here’s a list of our verified and selected 11 charities participating in DASH this year:

  • Beyond The Classroom Foundation
  • Child Lifeline
  • Daivyan Children Cancer Foundation
  • Eagles Hope Foundation
  • Human Development Initiatives
  • The Irede Foundation
  • Living Hope Care
  • LOTs Charity
  • Sickle Cell Aid Foundation
  • Stand to End Rape Initiative
  • The Destiny Trust Children Foundation

Beyond The Classroom (BTC) : “My dream is to help as many children as possible get access to quality education, especially beyond the four walls of a classroom.”- Founder, Raquel Jacobs

BTC operates four programs:
Inspire Learning,
Inspire Teaching,
Facilities Renovation and
One of the projects of the Inspire Learning Program is the Set4School Project. Through this project, the foundation provides free school supplies to less privileged school children in public school. BTC also supports learning through extra-curricular activities and after school clubs; and train public school teachers to be better educators and help improve the amenities in the school.

Contact: +234 8025857485


Child Life Line :  “There are no accurate statistics, but estimates of the number of vulnerable children, homeless and living in poverty and at risk on the streets of this great city (Lagos), are in the tens of thousands. Our mission is to support and enable vulnerable young persons at risk or in need, to develop into self-reliant, self-supporting, independent and responsible citizens who are empowered through formal and/or vocational education and reconnected with family.”

Child Lifeline is all about the street kids- feeding, housing, educating and reintegrating.

Contact: +234 708 054 0775


Daivyan Children Cancer Foundation : Daiyvan was diagnosed of cancer in 2015. Before we found out it was cancer, we had done more than 5 undetected diagnosis from hospital to hospital, treating various non-existing ailments. The natural will to survive exuded by little Daiyvan gave us the ultimate motivation to stay put until the end. That end was to see him live like the champion he is meant to be; And realizing the stress we went through and how we had to become ‘pseudo doctors’ to find information everywhere we can, just to see Daiyvan live, left in us the hunger to bridge the gap that exists within childhood cancer in Nigeria and taking the lead in saving other parents and children going through the kind of trauma we passed through.

Now, all we want to do with the rest of our lives is to save children living with cancer in Nigeria and create precautionary programs that would save even more kids”

Contact: +234 8028369731


Eagles Hope Foundation : Our desire to help other people excel stems from our understanding that we have been called to serve as change agents in our world. We are propelled by the understanding that development takes a community effort, and that if there is going to be any change in our world, then it is going to be up to us.” The mission at HOPE is to influence social change by educating and empowering teenagers to be effective change agents who can in-turn transform their society.

Contact: +234 8099994673


Human Development Initiative : Strengthening, caring and providing for widows, children of widows and orphans. “Our mission is to build total human development by gathering and sharing information on human rights- especially social and economic rights, conducting training, law and policy reforms and by working with and empowering vulnerable groups to address their needs and concerns.

Contact: +234 8023205110,


The Irede Foundation : The Irede Foundation was founded in 2012 by Crystal Chigbu, Mother of IREDE Beulah Chigbu, born with a missing tibia and patella of her right leg. Crystal and her husband, Zubby were told that the only option for Beulah for a functionally mobile life was amputation and prosthesis. It took over 2 years for Crystal and Zubby to accept the reality, have the surgery and give Beulah prosthetic leg.

The experience inspired the birthing of The Irede Foundation.
“At Irede, we provide limbs for child amputees. Our mission is to provide encouragement and empowerment to children living with congenital and acquired limb loss so they can confidently live a self-sufficient and fulfilled life; free of limitations and societal stigmatization.”

Contact: +234 7087109596


Living Hope Care for People living with HIV/AIDS (LIHOC) : Living Hope Care (LIHOC) for people living with AIDS Society is a community-based organization that provides home based care and support for People Living with HIV/AIDS and people affected by AIDS.“Our mission is to work in partnership with all stakeholders to provide holistic care and support for PLWHA (People Living With HIV/AIDS) and PABA (People Affected By AIDS) in Nigeria, and also to educate and raise awareness in the community at large on the broader issues of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. Our target population include orphans and vulnerable children related with HIV and AIDS in six  geo-political zone in  Osun state namely Ilesa, Iwo, Ife, Osogbo, Ede, and Ikirun.”

Contact: +234 8034036491


LOTs Charity Foundation : Envisioned and started by an undergraduate on the floor of her hostel room while studying for her fourth year examination- as she wouldn’t stop thinking of the young girl leading her blind father to beg at the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, LOTs Charity Foundation is an organization that caters to the physiological (feeding, clothing, shelter), social, educational, psychological, medical and emotional needs of street kids and vulnerable children.

“Our current focus now is Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, in a community called DUSTBIN ESTATE in Ajegunle, Lagos State. As its name connotes, Dustbin estate is an area of refuse; a settlement in which its inhabitants build their houses with planks on refuse dumps.”

Contact: +234 8171541015


Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) :  Where will we be in the next 5 years? We cannot foresee the future but our vision is clearly stated; “A Nigeria free of Sickle Cell Anaemia and an excellent standard of healthcare service for those already living with the condition”. –Founder, Nkechi Azinge.

The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation is out for this one and only- To break the sickle cycle in Nigeria. Through their various campaigns, projects and outreach programmes, SCAF aims to educate the populace, improve the standards of healthcare for sickle cell patients, and advocate for the rights of people. It’s all about Sickle Cell!

Contact: +234 7033393505


Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER) : Stand to End Rape is an advocacy organization aimed at raising awareness about the societal effects and stigma associated with rape and sexual violence.

“We are working to end sexual violence and abuse through advocacy and education. We are also here to provide support to survivors and say NO to stigmatization.

Contact: +234 8095967000


The Destiny Trust : At The Destiny Trust, we educate, empower and care for homeless children and young people in disadvantaged circumstances.

We are committed to one cause: enabling every child to be the best he or she can be regardless of where he or she was born.

Our Project :
1. Education

  • Edu Access – School enrollment. Over 120 children were enrolled into school and equipped with all the materials they need. We also stay in close communication with the school authorities to ensure that they stay in school.
  • Back2Basics – Literary project targeted at teaching the basics of reading and writing to children who have been out of school for a long while.
  • After school centers: We run after schools centres in slums, where less privileged children are get free after school coaching and help with their assignment.
  • Scholarship – We provide scholarships for children in our care.

Support for under-resourced schools. We provide School amenities and hire teachers for public schools.

2. Empowerment

  • kids innovation hub – The goal is to equip 500 children with coding and computer programming skills. In September 2018, we empowered over 150 children with coding and computer skills.
  • Family Empowerment – We provide financial support to less privileged families. This money is usually to relocate and set up small businesses.
  • Vocational training – We host regular vocational training for the children so as to equip the children with other skills

3. Care : We run a care home for orphans and less privileged children. The house currently houses 20 children. Several less privileged children in the neighborhood also come in for their daily meals.

For more enquiries:
Contact Abimbola – 08023223796 or visit
Donations can be made to :
Account name – The Destiny Trust Children Foundation.
Account no -0124940702 Bank – Guaranty Trust Bank.

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