Yar’Adua Foundation staff donated food items including cartons of indomie, rice, beans, salt, cheese balls, omo, plates, cups, spoons, clothes, toiletries, and children’s toys including basketballs to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Karamajiji, Abuja camp during Ramadan 2016.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani's 'Eye Witness' project transports children in rural areas to a world beyond their communities through educational TV and cartoon prorgammes. Many of the children who gather once a week to view films do not speak English or have never set foot outside their community. But this doesn't stop them from laughing hysterically as they watch and sing along to signature tunes. The Foundation donated a projector, screen and consumables to support Adaobi's initiative. She is a novelist, essayist and journalist.
The Foundation shared fabrics and clothing items between three charities: Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), a charitable organization supporting local and rural charities, Daughters of Mercy, Kubwa, a hospital and school for children with special needs as well as a free treatment area for HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, and the Abuja Children’s Home for orphaned children in the FCT.
Over 1,000 books donated by the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation were distributed to schools and charity organizations including: the Yar’Adua Community Library in Lambar Zango, Kaduna; Reading Aid Writing (RAW) Initiative: an organisation that encourages literacy, sponsors local libraries and assists teachers in local schools; Abuja Technology Village Foundation supports students at the Government Science Secondary School, Pyakasa and The Write Squad, a group designed to improve the reading culture, writing and critical thinking skills of young Nigerians.
In an effort to combat desert encroachment, the Foundation planted 500 mango and guava seedlings in 20 secondary schools in the Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State. Secondary school students were responsible for planting and nurturing the seedlings. The kick-off ceremony celebraed the day of the African Child, June 19, 2010. The wife of the Katsina State Governor and Hajia Binta Yar’Adua presided at the kick-off ceremony.
The Foundation assisted an extended family near Funtua to receive 12 eye surgeries at a free Pediatric Surgical Eye Camp, Abuja organized by the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF).
Administration and Vocational Training Buildings as well as classrooms at the Human Development Foundation of Nigeria (HDFN) Model School for Children in Difficult Circumstances were renovated and repaired. HDFN provides basic education to hundreds of children who are beggars and less privileged, offering them the chance to acquire literacy and knowledge in order to compete in a developing world.
The Foundation sponsored eye surgeries at the National Eye Centre, Kaduna to remove cataracts from 13 afflicted children. Cataracts are readily treatable with a skilled microsurgical procedure replacing the opaque lens with a clear artificial intro-ocular lens. It is our hope that treatment of childhood blindness in these children from Katsina will be a life changing experience. We invite you to continue to support the Foundation and its notable programmes as we strive to improve the lives of all Nigerians.
The Foundation renovated and refurbished the Jamiyar Matan Arewa orphanage in Kaduna. Electrical works and light fixtures as well as flooring and rugs were provided. The roof was repaired and the facility cleaned and painted. Mattresses, bedding, children's clothing and recreational items were also donated.
Contributions from supporters in 2005 inaugurated the Foundation’s Charity Project. Grains were distributed to the needy in Kaduna, Katsina and the Federal Capital Territory. Providing support to the underprivileged through identified charity projects is an established tradition of the Foundation