Thursday, December 29, 2011

Reading and Writing (RAW)

Activity: To spend some time with local communities in Abuja reading short books, encouraging storytelling and playing games.
Time: Saturday every fortnight. There is not minimum required.
Comments: Set-up by the publisher Cassava Republic, this NGO aims at promoting literacy development and creative writing in Nigeria. The Book Drive is a project to inspire a love of books, to overcome the difficulties of accessing books and to encourage families to support and get involved in their kids reading. Each week volunteers will drive to a public space within one of the 6 communities chosen inside Abuja. Volunteers will be equipped with a Book Drive Kit - books for children and young adults, games, toys, rugs and cushions. Families from that community will be welcomed to come along and enjoy it all for free.
Phone: 07060514007
Email: Web:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Nigerian Women Against Violence Initiative

Activity: To train women to acquire skills, to train women against violence, to design the website or blog for the association, to create the Facebook page for the association, to write projects, to help looking for grants, to assist poor women victims of violence (if you are a lawyer), to treat women victims of violence (if you come from the health system).
Time: For the skill acquisition sessions Saturdays 9am-4pm are preferred.
Comments: It is a group of women with branches in other parts of Nigeria. They are in Abuja since March 2010. They organize trainings for women, talks on violence against women and children, and activities to fight poverty. As future (desired) projects they want to give soft loans to women, to create a telephone number for women victims of violence and to build a centre to protect these women.
Address: Suit 201, Dankunchi Plaza, Gimbya Street, Area 2, Garki, Abuja. But they are currently meeting in Maitama.
Phone: 081 358 69 330
Email: Web:

The Likeminds Project

Activity: To mentor youth, to help in advocacy activities, to collaborate in fundraising activities, to help in schools with special needs, to do activities in the orphanages, to collaborate in sensitization on social issues.
Comments: It is a group of friends that meet regularly, organize activities, and donate to contribute to community development in Abuja.
Address: 8, Amazon street, off Alvin Ikoku street, Maitama, Abuja.
Phone: 0803 5044 215 Email:
Facebook: Likeminds Project

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tulsi Chanrai Foundation

Activity: To design and start a new project, to help in other projects.
Comments: They work in the fields of primary health care, safe drinking water and eye care, in Abuja FCT and other regions. Acceptance of volunteers is not guaranteed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Initiative for Rural Development

Activity: To work in the kindergarten if you are a teacher (in August there are special activities), to help building the school if you are an engineer, to help in the farm if you are a farmer, to repair the cars if you are a mechanic, to help with the accountancy… Everybody is welcome.
Time: School hours for the school. Once in a week or everyday. Preferably 8 hours per day.
Comments: It is a family that lives from a farm and they have built a school. There are international volunteers that live in the farm for several months.
Address: Kuje
Phone: 0803 589 4802 (it is better to send a text, as the network is not good)

Save the Falling Stars Foundation

Activity: To help organising events, to help cleaning orphanages and orphans, to train in health issues, to look for materials and funds.
Time: It depends on the activity. The office opens Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, but some activities don’t take place during this time.
Comments: They organise events every month, with the participation of children from ten orphanages. They also work with other orphans and street children.
Address: 2nd floor of Chelsea Group Building, 374e Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Phones: 0703 566 2010 (Crystabel) // 0806 5544 007 (Seyi)
Email: Web: