At DOF, our goal is to assist with the reduction if not the eradication of poverty and hunger in Ogun State. We draw inspiration for this objective from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are also determined to assist in the delivery of quality education and sound health policy and programs. We take our objectives further with the provision of pro bono human rights defenses to deserving people of our dear State and ensure that everyone is treated equally with dignity, and respect.
One of the objectives of DOF is the sustainable livelihood program which is to reduce poverty and inequality by generating employment among the low- and middle-income households and by moving highly vulnerable households into sustainable livelihoods and towards economic stability. We strive to achieve on pursuit of creating equal access to opportunities for everyone, particularly people in vulnerable situations such as disabled children, youth and women living in extreme poverty in remote and marginalized areas. DOF aims at empowering the community by promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable livelihoods.
Food and Clothing Banks: The provision of food and clothing items have proven to be one of the most effective ways to defeat poverty. These banks have been tested and proven as efficient in developed countries and there is no reason why they cannot work in Ogun State in particular and in Nigeria as a whole.
In order to ensure that the most deserving among us are the ones selected to participate in these initiatives, you can either apply online here or download our paper application to apply for these programs. Our staff will review your application and will get back to you as soon as possible on the status of your application.
If your intention is to donate food or clothing items, please click here or dial 08060882238 to contact us. You may also deliver your food and/or clothing items at any of our offices that is closest to you across the twenty local government areas of the State. If this is your choice, please call us at 08060882238 or email us at email@example.com and we will provide our office address that is closest to you. Where possible, we also do pick-up directly from your doorstep.
Our Food and Clothing Banks operate Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We do not operate on weekends and public holidays. For orderliness, we encourage you to apply and get approved by us so we can indicate which days of the week you are required to attend our offices for picking up your food and or/clothing items. We regret that we are not able to attend to people that have not registered with us and such people will not be allowed to stay or loiter around our office vicinity.
Empowerment: Empowering our people by the application of appropriate technology and facility for promoting farming and other self-employments.
Poverty Eradication: Poverty is one of the greatest global challenges facing the world today. DOF is committed to contributing its quota to alleviate poverty and hunger. We strive for a world that is just, equitable and inclusive, and that is committed to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.
It is no longer news that the education system in Nigeria is a misrepresentation of what education should be in an ideal society. Finding by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (“UNICEF”) reveals that about 10.5 million of the country’s children between the ages of 5 and 14 years are out of school and those that attend schools are deprived of qualitative and effective education.
Ogun State was one of the few parts of Nigeria to have embraced formal or western education as far back as 1846 with the coming to Abeokuta by the Church Missionary Society (“CMS”) which led to the establishment of a Teacher Training Institute in 1849, Abeokuta Grammar School in 1908 and Ijebu Ode Grammar School in 1913. Fast forward to the present day, we are left to wonder the amount of progress we have made as the indexes on out-of-school children and lack of access to quality education are saddening.
The visioner, Dr. Demola Okeowo Ph.D. went through the same system from elementary school at Ogbe Methodist Primary School at Igbore, Abeokuta, secondary education at Ijemo Titun High School in Ibara, Housing Estate, Abeokuta before proceeding to study law in 1999 at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state. During his schooling days things seem to be better than what is obtainable now (Ironically). As an International scholar personified, Dr. Demola Okeowo Ph.D. has experienced the two worlds and believes that efficient and quality education should be a right for all and not a privilege for the rich. As an academic, Dr. Demola Okeowo Ph.D. places quality education at the prime of the needs that the foundation will meet.
The Problems identified
Education in Ogun State faces a myriad of problems but DOF has identified the following:
- Poverty and Irregular income of parents
- Poorly trained and low motivated teachers
- Absence of mentors and role models
- Lack of Vision and Direction
- Lack of Support and Encouragement
- Technical Skills Gap
- Unharnessed Potential
How DOF will make a significant impact
- Educational Leadership Development Programs
Children from low-income and less privileged backgrounds will be provided with critical resources and support to enable them to maximize their potential and lead change. Seminars, expositions and leadership camp meetings will be organized where prominent youth leaders will be invited to give talks and create the needed networking.
- Educational Mentoring & Counseling
DOF will through mentoring programs provide a support system that has inherent in it structure policies and programs to boost the confidence and self-esteem of children and youth so that they can make sound decisions and set goals to achieve their dreams and aspirations. In addition, our unique peer mentoring model equips youth with the skills to mentor, serve as role models and transfer knowledge to their peers in their schools and environs.
- Youth Enterprise Development
DOF will through our Children and Youth Development Program provide ICT, digital marketing, blogging and informal skills to individuals with low-income background and also create a network for discussing issues affecting them, share ideas and collaborate for increased community service.
- Educational Support and Scholarships
DOF will through collaboration with both local and international friends and well-wishers create and disburse scholarships for deserving individuals in different areas of studies from primary, secondary and university levels to ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
DOF through advocacy will organize campaigns and engage with policymakers to ensure easy access to quality education to the less privileged and more importantly provision of equitable, safe, and quality education for the girl child in Ogun State.
For questions and inquiries on our education program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health they say is wealth. Our mission at DOF is to promote goal number three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. In particular, DOF is committed to ensuring that our seniors and other most vulnerable citizens of Ogun State are provided the necessary medical attention and assistance that they need. To this end, there will be organization of town hall meetings where health and medical professionals will educate our people about topical health matters and medical issues. We will raise funds to assist with hospital bill payments and the cost of prescription drugs in deserving circumstances. We will also push legal and policy agendas and initiatives at the government level that will reposition the state of health and medical provisions for the good people of Ogun State.
For questions and enquiries on our health program, please contact us at email@example.com.
In our bid to support the building of a society that upholds the rule of law, DOF through its “Human Rights Program” is committed to: preventing and ending human rights violation; demanding justice for anyone whose right has been breached, is being breached or likely to be breached; and sensitising the public on human rights and constitutional law matters. Please note that this program is limited to Ogun State as well as to the eligible Ogun citizens living and working in Ogun State.
Working together is a team of legal practitioners and law students committed to achieving justice, promoting the rule of law, and defending the inviolability of human rights. If you require legal assistance, please call 08060882238 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine your eligibility for this program and receive the legal assistance that you need.