NGOs are Non-governmental organizations set up purposely as a beneficial program for the less privileged and socially affected citizens of a country.
It is a non-profit making organization which is organized on a local, national and international level. It is driven by people with a common interest to perform a variety of services and humanitarian functions.
NGOs bring citizen concerns to the Government, monitor and advocate policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.
NGOs focus on numerous aspects that are indeed important to the citizens of a country. Such aspects include:
human rights, legal support, promoting education, agricultural development, encouraging social responsibility, poverty alleviation, supporting human welfare, development of communities, health or environment, etc.
NGOs are mostly set up to improve the lives of people by providing much-needed services free of charge. There are lots of NGOs in Nigeria with various activities that cannot be overlooked.
Living in a country where many of its citizens are subjected to untold hardship, emotional trauma, poverty, etc. The presence of NGOs helps to bring the solution to such problems and ensuring that it is reduced to the minimum.
There are many people out there who seek help which the Government cannot necessarily provide due to poor administration and the NGOs exist to ensure such help is provided to such distressed citizens.
If you are interested in knowing the NGOs in Nigeria, this article is aimed at stating the NGOs in Nigeria.
List of All NGOs in Nigeria and Their Activities, Contacts
The following are the list of NGOs in Nigeria and their activities:
1. Angels Discovery Circle Initiative
This is a non-profit organization in Nigeria that offers humanitarian services, scholarship programs, skill acquisitions, safety awareness and rehabilitating.
Block 5, Plot 8-10, Jajo Estate, Off Ijede Road, Po Box 2953, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.
2. Sought After Women and Children Foundation
This is a registered non-governmental organization in Nigeria dedicated to ministering to abused women and abandoned children in the society.
Their activities include: Rehabilitation programs, Orphanage homes and Outreaches to other NGOs and Homes.
Services: Shelter for children, Empowering women, Saving a family and Education for children.
Sought After Children Orphanage Home of Sharon (Women Rehab) No 17 Balee Close, Off Balee Street, No.14 Obatarhe Ojoboh Street,
Owode Bus stop, Owode-Langbasa, Idowu Estate, Oke Ira, Ajah, Lekki, Lagos Lekki, Lagos.
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
3. Association for Reproductive and Family Health
This is one of the leading indigenous non-governmental organization in Nigeria committed to improving the quality of life of undeserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality health care and harnessing community capacity for sustainable development.
ARFH HOUSE, Plot 815A, Army Officers’ Mess Road, Near Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi G.R.A., Ikolaba, Ibadan. P.O. Box 30259 Secretariat, Ibadan , Oyo State, Nigeria.
+234 802 354 2881
4. Africa Youth Growth Foundation
This is a non-governmental organization set up with the sole purpose of contributing to positive change in the economic and social status of African youth through effective programs that deliver sustainable outcomes.
Their activities: Migration, Democratic Governance and Development of individuals, communities and societies.
Suite 309, Anbeez Plaza, 15, Ndola Crescent, Wuse Zone 5. Abuja FCT Nigeria
Phone: +234 816 360 3067 | +234 (0) 8109260016 | 234 (705) (495) (5792)
5. CLEEN Foundation
This non-governmental organization was established to promote public safety, security and accessible justice through the strategies of empirical research, legislative advocacy, democratic programmes and publication in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector.
21, Akinsanya Street, Taiwo Bus Stop, Ojodu, Ikeja 100281, Lagos, Nigeria
6. Tender Arts Nigeria
This non-profit making organization positively impacts children and youths with focus on art therapy , art education, talent development, community development and civic engagement.
3, Egbapeju Street,
Phone: (234) 8032256759
7. Friends of The Environment
This NGO promotes environmental sustainability through advocacy, education, awareness creation and initiatives in the area of renewable energy sources, waste management, economic empowerment and gender issues.
P.O.Box 10627, Lagos, Nigeria
- Plan International
This is an NGO established to promote children’s rights and equality for girls Their activities:
-Ensuring that children continue their education in safety
-Reducing maternal and child mortality amongst marginalised and vulnerable women and girls
-Nutritional support for mothers and young children
-Protecting children from violence
-Empowering young people to stand up for their rights and seek accountability from leaders. Contact Information
No 49, Anthony Enahoro Street
9. Nigerian Heart Foundation
This NGO promotes heart health, scientific research in cardiovascular health, healthy lifestyles and advocacy on heart issues.
HEART HEALTH PROMOTION
10. Access to Education for Children
This is an NGO that promotes education for indigent children Contact Information:
Address: 63 Road, 53 Victoria Garden City. Lekki, Lagos. Phone: +234 1 4617859
11. Business and Professional Women
Provision of education, training and opportunities to help women achieve economic independence.
Address: Club Arcade, Annex 7, Tafawa Balewa Complex, Onikan, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 8920997, 08023372585
12. Women in Management and Business
A Non Governmental organization (NGO) formed to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organizations.
Address: Suite A3, Falomo Shopping Centre, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone: +234 1 2712521, 0803 5WIMBIZ
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wimbiz.org
- LEAP Africa
To train, equip and empower a cadre of youths for leadership, effectiveness, accountability etc.
14. Guidance Community Development Foundation
This NGO provides free computer training, children, youth, family support, empowerment, farmers forum, community development, etc.
Address: 113/175 Bowen University Road, PO Box 32, Iwo, Osun State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8034978700, 08057783260, 08057177719
15. Foundation for Skills Development
This NGO was established to empower unemployed persons with vocational & technical skills to become self-employed.
Address 3b Allen Lane, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 8198108
16. Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN)
Address: 221 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oke-Ado, G.P.O. Box 1816, Ibadan, Oyo State
Phone: +234 2 2316800, 08033331211
Email: email@example.com Website: www.brecan.org
17. African Sports Support & Education Trust
This non- governmental organization promotes the education of sports people and support aged, retired sports people.
18. The Courage Education Foundation
This non-profit organization is dedicated to the empowerment of the Nigerian children through the provision of quality education. It was set up to provide educational assistance to brilliant children who are shackled by poverty.
Water Corporation Road Off Ligali Ayorinde Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
19. Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative
This NGO was established to fight stigma and create an environment that makes it possible for people to seek care for their mental health without fear of discrimination.
Address: 70, Olonode Street, Off Alagomeji Yaba Lagos
Phone: +234 8051493163
20. New Nigeria Foundation
New Nigeria Foundation (NNF) is a non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable community development initiatives through public-private partnerships.
Plot 6, Block 128B, Remi Olowude Way, Off Lekki-Epe Expressway, Opposite TREM Church, Marwa Bus Stop, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone :+234 802 323 1430; +234 808 213 8501
21. Centre for Law Enforcement Education
This NGO Promotes respect for human rights & co-operation between civil society & law enforcement agencies.
22. United Nations of Youth Network Nigeria (UNOY)
Address: c/o United Nations Information Centre 17 Kingsway Road Ikoyi, Lagos Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
23. World Scholarship & Career Helpers
This NGO provides free training for young lads in Computer Studies for poverty eradication.
Address: 18 Karimu Street, Surulere-Lagos
Phone: +234 (0) 8062685918
24. Action Health Incorporated (AHI)
Address: 17, Lawal Street, Off Oweh Street, Fadeyi, Lagos State.
Phone: +234 1 7743745; Fax: 234 1 3425496
25. Accord For Community Development
Address: Suite T14, Febson Mall, Herbert Macaulay Way, Zone 4, Wuse, Abuja.
Phone: +234 08036554214
26. Africa Citizens Development Foundation
Address: ACDF Secreteriat, 12, Samota Falola Street, Off Fadeyi Street, By Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Phone: +234 1 4976225, 811524, 08028352791
Website: http://www.acdf.assefad.org .
- Actionaid Nigeria
Address: Plot 590, NAIC Building, 2nd Floor, After Bolingo Hotel, P.O.Box, 1890, Garki,Central Business Area, Abuja.
Phone: +234 9 2907868, 234880-1; Fax: +234 9 2348482
Other NGOs in Nigeria
- Enterprise Development Services (EDS)
- Council of Nigerian People and Organizations
- Young Prevailers Club
- Ajegunle Community Partners for Health (AJCPH)
32.Alcohol Prevention Youth Initiative
33.AIDS Alliance in Nigeria
34.Best Foundation Community Child Education
35.Better Life Foundation
36.Better Life World Foundation
- Breastfeeding Promotion and Counselling Group (BPCG)
- Care for Youth Future Initiative
- Center for Education on Population, AIDS and Drug Abuse
- Destitute Careers and Rehabilitation Center of Nigeria
- Diaspora Africa Association & Services
- EarthRights Environmental Network Initiative
- Faith Alive Foundation
- Family Health and Population Action Committee
- Gender and Child Care Advancement Initiative
- Global Community Health Foundation
- Healthcare Essentials for the Disadvantaged Foundation
- Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa
- Campaign Against Spread of AIDS
- Farmers Development Union
The NGOs listed in this article are not all the NGOs in Nigeria because there are numerous NGOs in Nigeria set up to tackle the growing problem suffered by the citizens of the country.
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