Project Aid


To provide food and wash items to 300 girls and women living in slum communities in Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Located

Lagos, Nigeria, Lagos
Nigeria

The Where
Mrs. Oshilaja is a mother of two currently living in a slum community in Lagos called 'Ebute-Ilaje'. Prior to the COVID19 outbreak, she had access to her shop where she engaged in petty trading to feed her children and family. Unfortunately, this has been extremely difficult as she struggles with providing 1 meal a day which is due to the lockdown initiated in the state.

According to UNFPA, disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse.

This is the reality of many girls and women in the Ebute-Ilaje community who are the breadwinners of the family. The girls are not left out as they have to struggle with access to sanitary materials such as pads.

It is based on this that the team came together to develop 'Project Aid'. Through this project, we plan to educate and sensitize 300 girls and women in the community on the COVID19 pandemic and proper handwashing. We also plan to provide relief materials which include food materials, WASH materials - hand sanitizers, soap, pads, and buckets for handwashing at specific spots in the community.

The Why
Project Aid addresses several challenges that the COVID19 pandemic has imposed on girls and women in marginalized communities. It addresses the SDG 3 - Good health and Wellbeing through the provision of education on proper handwashing and prevention of the virus. Also, by providing sanitary materials to young girls.

It also addresses SDG 2- Zero hunger through the provision of food materials to the women who are mothers and some breadwinners of their families.

Project Aid is going to provide support and help to 300 girls and women in marginalized communities who are disproportionately affected by the COVID19 pandemic thereby promoting gender equality.

The project will involve community leaders, women leaders, young people, volunteers, media persons, and partner organizations.

This project will enable you to give back to those most at need, put a smile on the faces of a hundred families, and also help build your skills in volunteering and community engagement. We look forward to having you join us.

The What
1. Communicate with the community leaders via phone calls on the project.
2. Set up an online campaign soliciting support from friends, individuals, and well-wishers on our social media platform.
3. Reach out to other organizations for partnership and collaboration.
4. Handle all logistics including procurement of relief materials and sorting of the items.