JAKIN N.G.O established on October 12th, 2003 by Mrs Adebiyi Olubukola to solve some of the social ills in our society is registered as Jakinminis International Limited by Guarantee (RC 629819).
Our KEY FOCUS AREAS are health, education and entrepreneurship, while our TARGET POPULATION are vulnerable groups such as Vulnerable Children (VC), Widows, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), youth and less priviledged families. OUR VISION is a global village devoid of poverty and its consequences while our MISSION is to work with vulnerable groups in Africa to overcome economic, educational and health hardships.
Our GOAL is that vulnerable groups have sufficient empowerment to efficiently and effectively fight poverty and its consequences. Our VALUES are transparency, integrity, humility, passion and the fear of God while our STRATEGIES are resource mobilisation, community mobilization, networking and capacity building.
Our Samaritan platform Project (SPP), an initiative which was established in February 2004 to identify challenges needy people face, discover the source and improvise lasting ways of improving their physical, social and financial conditions has supported over 15,000 less privileged people including over 5000 children in Nigeria and as far as Sudan- Darfur, Liberia and Ghana.
Our monthly meetings which commenced in 2010 for our Children’s club with over 400 active members, widows group with over 50 members and support group for people living HIV/Aids with over 40 members provides nutritional, health, welfare and educational supports along with various reformative and transformative trainings.
Our annual Dress a Child for school which was inaugurated in 2010 to commemorate the September 8th International Literacy Day has provided basic school items for 1,250 vulnerable children in Lagos State.
Through our Fresh Foundation project, a three months basic business management principles, reorientation, leadership, employability and job search skills training institute for grassroot youths which commenced in March 2013 we have provided scholarships for 203 grassroot youths in the slums of Lagos State as at December 2013.
Our free HIV Counselling and testing (HCT) unit which was set up in 2012 has provided HCT services to almost 1000 clients. In the last quarter of 2013, Jakin Quarterly Empowerment Training program (JAQET) which provides series of free vocational skill, business management, health and business loan accessing trainings to grassroot community members commenced with a three days training for 63 participants. Over 50,000 clients have been reached with prevention, care and support services on Hiv/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Lagos state through partnerships with several local /International NGOs and donor agencies such as USAID, FHI 360, UKAID, SFH, ACTIONAID, ARFH, GLOBAL FUND among others.
This award winning N.G.O has a six member Board of Directors and a staff strength of 20. We maintain a branch in Zamfara state manned by Youth Corpers and also have over 350 active volunteers with over 1000 individual partners. We are active members of 9 National networks of NGO’S including the Nigerian Network of NGOs (NNNGO) where we have featured on their website for over 6months consecutively as the member of the months Since inception the organization has enjoyed various media exposure featuring in over 20 local and International print and electronic media outfits. Documentaries carried out on our projects showcasing our impact in Nigeria and Africa at large has been shot by local and International journalists and aired as far as Japan.
JAKIN N.G.O resources are raised majorly from individuals, corporate and Christian ministry supports both locally and internationally from as far as Southern Australia.