Welcome to the TY Danjuma Foundation

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life of Nigerians by supporting initiatives that improve access to health and educational opportunities

100 Organizations supported in 20 Nigerian States

to implement
148 Projects, Totaling 2006329070.91 in Grants

Events at the Foundation

  • Wednesday, 18 May, 2016

    Annual Call for Concept Notes Planning Meeting

    Background

    There is growing consensus that responding to needs in the Nigerian health and education sectors are amongst the most critical steps towards building a strong and sustainable nation.  This assertion is arguably informed in part by the enormity of the prevailing deficits in the health and education sectors. For instance, 40% of children in the country aged 6-11 do not attend primary school. This situation is even compounded by the limited number of schools, facilities, qualified teachers and the inability of families to bear the associated costs of sending the children to school.

     

    Similarly, while there is agreement on the correlation between quality and affordable health care and sustainable human development. Nigeria’s health sector is still plagued by a myriad of challenges emanating particularly from poor planning, under budgeting and inadequate spending on health care services and infrastructure, limited availability of medical personnel and facilities. These challenges are worsened by poor sanitation and water supply especially in rural communities that have resulted in a corresponding rise in infectious and avoidable diseases.

     

    The combined effect of the challenges emanating from the health and education sectors presents an opportunity for proper planning and concerted efforts in tackling the most pressing of them; especially in underserved communities. True to its mission, the TY Danjuma Foundation is looking forward to tackling these challenges with sector partners in the areas of health and education.

     

    Introduction

    The TY Danjuma Foundation is a private independent grant making organisation located in Abuja with two other offices in Taraba and Edo state. Our vision is to contribute in building a Nigeria where all people have access to affordable quality health care, education and opportunities to realise their potential. Since its inception in 2010, the Foundation has supported over 100 not-for-profit organisations to implement developmental projects all across Nigeria in its focus areas of Community Health, Education & Skills Training.

     

    As part of the planning process to develop our next an annual Call for Concept Notes, the Foundation is organising a two-day braining storming meeting for experts in the areas of Community Health and; Education & Skills Training as follows:

    • June 21, 2016: Meeting with Community Health Experts
    • June 22, 2016: Meeting with Education and Skills Training Experts

     

    Rationale

    The rationale of the brain storming sessions is to create an opportunity for peer-learning and experience sharing between sector experts and the Foundation in order to chart a way forward for collaborative, responsive and informed grant making by the Foundation. 

     

    Objectives

    The specific objectives of the meeting are to:

    • Deepen understanding of current challenges in the sectors
    • Identify the most pressing needs in the areas of health, education & skills training
    • Explore opportunities for the Foundation to collaboratively address needs at the grassroots
    • Highlight initiatives through which the Foundation can effectively respond to proven needs

     

    Expected Outcomes

    The Foundation envisages the following outcomes at the end of the meeting:

    • Increased understanding of current challenges in the sector
    • Most pressing needs in the areas of health, education & skills training identified
    • Agreed opportunities for collaboration in addressing identified needs
    • Identification of initiatives through which the Foundation can effective respond to needs