The Tildacare foundation is an organization established with the vision of “Improving the living standard of Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic and religious background”, with a primary focus on children and disabled individuals.
Since its inception in 2015, the Tildacare Foundation has catered to the weighty needs of hundreds of under privileged children and disabled individuals in Lagos, Nigeria especially during the yuletide season.
To achieve its vision, Tildacare Foundation will utilize all resources at its disposal in aiding its beneficiaries achieve their potential, by providing basic human needs such as; food, clothing, shelter and basic education. As the capacity and resources of the foundation increases, the scope of the outreach will include the provision of basic healthcare.
Our work is delivered via four core activity areas:
We focus on three interrelated areas:
Education & Skill Acquisition
Health & Social Care
Our core values:
Since its inception in 2015, donations from a global network of friends/partners have made it possible to feed, gift, provide free basic education and health checks to underprivileged individuals.
To be the fulcrum of hope, empowerment and social belonging.
To ameliorate extreme poverty and the sense of hopelessness it begets, through social engagement, training and health care.
OUR THEORY FOR CHANGE
The problem: Over one million people in Lagos are suffering from poverty. According to the 2018 Borgen project statistics , with a total of 21 million people living in Lagos, 8.5% (1.7 million) people in Lagos are living in poverty which Indicates that 1 in 20 people are suffering. The major challenges to overcome in order to successfully eradicate poverty in Nigeria include some of the following:
Access to portable water: Due to lack of infrastructure (i.e. pipelines, water treatment plants), there is limited or no access to portable water. Lagosians often get their water needs through boreholes and purchase of portable water. The disposable income disparity, coupled with the infrastructural deficit means Lagosians living in poverty have limited access to clean water which leads to exposure in communicable diseases and sickness.
Reducing the Infrastructure deficit: Infrastructure is central to sustainable development and economic competitiveness of any nation. A nation without infrastructure is like a body without anatomy. Today, inadequate infrastructure is holding back Africa’s economic growth per capita by two per cent each year, and reducing firms’ productivity by as much as 40 per cent (ICA,2010).
Overpopulation: is a major factor in the growing number living below the poverty line. Lagos, also referred to as the city that won’t stop growing, does not have sufficient economic opportunities for the hundreds of people who relocate here daily. There is a shortage of jobs and housing.
Children, mothers and low to no income individuals are where we focus our funding and are the lens through which we view any potential project.
However, the final and most critical piece that makes our project so successful are committed partners. We approach our mission with the humility to know that we will never fully understand the complexities of families living in adverse poverty but we hope to support and empower as many families as we possibly can.
We work diligently to identify partners who have the capacity to expand their efforts to find and support these families suffering from poverty. We provide food and health care support for these families and pinpoint individuals that are willing to go school and try to raise funds to enroll them in schools, there by alleviating poverty one child or family at a time.