Our Projects

Yola IDP Camp Skills Training

DK Foundation paid several visits to the MALKOHI IDP camp in Yola. We sensitized and educated mostly women and young girls who gave us an audience. We focused on the girls and women because data previously gathered by our organisation showed that these women did a better job at communicating whatever they learn with their families. After our group counselling project, we provided a skill acquisition training workshop that empowered these girls and women with skills in tailoring and catering.

Visit to Aliyu Mustapha College

As a result of the displacement, the student population in Yola grew rapidly. Children who had been orphaned and displaced by the conflict were enrolled in schools without any psychological evaluation or care for post-traumatic stress disorder. DK Foundation introduced group counselling in schools and provided a hotline for students to call in for help.

Living your Dreams Conference in partnership with BOOV Foundation

As a result of the displacement, the student population in Yola grew rapidly. Children who had been orphaned and displaced by the conflict were enrolled in schools without any psychological evaluation or care for post-traumatic stress disorder. DK Foundation introduced group counselling in schools and provided a hotline for students to call in for help.

Makoko Outreach

In celebration of our second anniversary, we headed out to Makoko, a very unlikely location for a mental health group. Makoko often referred to as the floating slum is a waterfront community on the Lagos lagoon. Makoko is home to over 40,000 people. During the visit, we informed the residents that we were not there to take pictures for donors as had become the norm for NGOs. We listened to them share their problems, counselled them on the importance of mental health and left them with food and basic toiletries. 

Walk Against Suicide

Following increased rate of suicide in Nigeria, in September 2018, DK Foundation joined several other Civil Society Organizations for The Walk against Suicide. DK Foundation was involved in the planning, fundraising and execution of the walk. Over 100 people walked the street of Lagos, with banners, placards and branded T-shirts with slogans that advocated for mental wellness, education and stigma eradication.

African American Student Leadership Experience, AASLE

Members and volunteers from the DK Foundation have participated in the African American Student Leadership Experience, AASLE in 2017 and 2018. The annual event which holds in Washington DC is designed to raise visionaries with a greater sense of purpose, imagination and creativity.