The TY Danjuma Foundation has awarded the sum of One Hundred and Ninety-Seven Million Naira in grants to fund 24 projects in Health and Education across Nigeria.
Gima Forje, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation made the formal announcement and presented cheques to selected implementing partners at the opening of the Foundation’s annual Grantees Training and Learning Conference. He also noted that a total of Two Hundred and Twenty-Seven Million will eventually be awarded to partner organisations in 2019. The additional 30 million Naira will be disbursed in response to emerging challenges like disease outbreaks and flooding that may occur in the course of the year.
Every year, the Foundation organizes a two-day event to close and begin a new grant cycle. The Learning Conference formally ends a grant year and provides an avenue to outline lessons learned in the course of the previous grant cycle, and feedback from the grantees on how the Foundation can make its grants more effective; while the Grantees Training introduces new grantees to the Foundations grantmaking process and flags off implementation activities for the new grants cycle.
In the 2019 grants cycle, the Foundation shall work with 24 non-for-profit organizations to implement projects in maternal and child health, free medical mission, nutrition, girl child education, support for internally displaced persons, school feeding, and teachers training.
These projects will be implemented in several locations in 9 states; Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Taraba, Delta, Niger, Kebbi, Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa, and the Federal Capital Territory; making it a total 32 out of 36 states the Foundation has reached with its humanitarian and developmental interventions. Akwa-Ibom, Delta, and Adamawa are 3 states to benefit from the Foundation’s grants for the first time ever.
The management of the Foundation encouraged grantees to judiciously use the fund in implementing agreed projects in a manner that would uplift end beneficiaries living at the grassroots in the 9 states targeted.