Organisation unveils initiatives to lift Nigerians above poverty line
A non-profit organisation, United Way Greater Nigeria with operations in 41 countries and 1800 communities across the globe, has announced plans to take millions of Nigerians out of poverty by 2024.
The organisation added that courtesy of its three focus areas for economic development such as education, health and financial stability, it would in the next five years, create strategic points for many people to be gainfully employed, as well as made concrete progress to ensure that more children are in school, improve access to quality education and improve health care services for millions of Nigerians to escape poverty.
According to its Executive Director, Olayide Olumide-Odediran, at a social impact cocktail reception, education, health and financial stability are all needed to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, saying that if people are not educated, they cannot work and if they cannot work, they cannot earn and with that cycle, they cannot come out of poverty.
“We want to ensure that we have more Nigerians attaining independence, freedom and adding value towards the development of the country,” she said.She however reaffirmed the NGO’s commitment in Nigeria to improving lives by mobilising the caring power of Nigerian communities to advance the common good.
“We are happy to be here and finding solutions to the critical challenges in these sectors. We are an organisation that works with communities, cross sector partnerships. We bring together businesses, individuals, non profit organizations that are passionate about these sectors and we work with them to provide lasting solutions,” she added.
In her words: “We facilitate outcome-focused cross sector coordination, bringing together businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations to deliver measurable, meaningful changes for low and lower middle income Nigerians.”
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