Our History

How we started

Douglas Kintsukuroi Foundation was founded by Ms Blessing Douglas, after several years of community service and volunteering at IDP camps, primary health care centres and primary schools in Yola.

The founder carried out her senior research project on the ‘health implication of child marriages on the development of the girl child’ at the American University of Nigeria.

After two semesters of intense research and findings, which led her to uncover some of the mental health related issues among children, child brides and youths, Ms Douglas started her advocacy for mental health awareness.

Ms Douglas lost a 15 year old child bride in one of her focus groups to HIV/VVF
March 2016
Ms Douglas launched the Douglas Kintsukuroi Foundation to empathize, educate and empower children, youths and young women dealing with any form of mental illness
July 1st 2016
The organisation was presented with an opportunity to attend a Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. The organisation was able to raise over Four Million Naira (Eleven Thousand Dollars) to sponsor five volunteers to the Conference. This endeavour paid off greatly as the foundation has begun showing impactful results in two West African countries – Nigeria (across four States: Adamawa, Lagos, Abuja, Oyo) and Ghana.
January 2017