Our mission is simple, to reach vulnerable Nigerians and lift them out of hunger and poverty.
Our mission is simple, to reach vulnerable Nigerians and lift them out of hunger and poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting the world’s most vulnerable people at greater risk, not only from the virus itself, but also from its potentially long-lasting impact on the mission to end extreme poverty by 2030, ‘Goal 1’ of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. At the root of poverty lies the deprivation of people’s access to basic necessities such as food, shelter, healthcare and sanitation, education and assets. Today, 87 million people – approximately half of Nigeria’s population - live in extreme poverty, which is less than $1.90 a day (estimates from the World Data Lab’s Poverty Clock) while over 12 million residents of Lagos struggle to feed their families daily.
Despite the overwhelming response from both the public and private sector in providing support to help feed the less privileged amongst us there is still a significant number of people, families and communities that remain unreached.
Against this backdrop and supported by the Oando Foundation, in April, 2020 ‘The Aggregator Platform’ (TAP) a unique initiative powered by Oando employees (also referred to as the #HumansOfOando) was launched. TAP’s mission is to end hunger and alleviate poverty in Nigeria, one community at a time through structured intervention. Using a network of selected NGOs, TAP enables them magnify the reach of their feeding programs in marginalized communities thus lifting individuals and families out of hunger in the immediate, and poverty eventually. Today our outreach starts with Lagos State the most populous city in the country and the epicentre of this pandemic.
TAP’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is that it is a single point of coordination for both potential donors and NGOs to realise the desired impact of reaching millions of Nigerians who are in desperate need of feeding. TAP enables donors select the community they want their donated funds to go to – a first in Nigeria. As aggregator, TAP disburses resources to the NGOs ensuring through monitoring and evaluation the funds reach identified communities, amplifying the NGOs reach and one community at a time bridging the gap between fed and unfed.
Philanthropy is at the core of every #HumanOfOando, and this has never been more evident than how each #HumanOfOando has responded swiftly to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the world the #HumansOfOando are helping the most vulnerable in society in one way or the other. TAP is a platform that will enable the #HumansOfOando to coordinate their philanthropic efforts to achieve maximum impact, to reach those in society who have truly been forgotten. TAP is an innovative and audacious idea which is true to the spirit of every #HumanOfOando.
Oando Foundation supports the #HumansofOando TAP initiative because it is in line with the Foundation’s mandate of supporting collaborative efforts to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is eradicating hunger (SDG 2, Zero Hunger) especially in a pandemic that has threatened our collective livelihood. Oando Foundation is registered as a Charity in the United States with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. The Foundation is also registered with the UK Charity Commission. Through its flagship Adopt-A-School initiative, the Foundation is committed to implementing sustainable programmes aimed at increasing access and the quality of basic education in Nigeria, with a focus on the girl child in Northern states. Oando Foundation will continue to be at the forefront of championing goals and initiatives that will better the lives of the common man, especially access to the most basic of human needs such as education, food and quality healthcare.