Nigerian based Nedu Care Foundation was founded in March 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organisation, which operates in all 36 states, was established to help local communities who needed help to survive the extremely difficult times of the pandemic. Nedu aims to ensure people have access to basic food so that they can live a healthy lifestyle and is working to empower children to attain their rights through education. The organisation has a team of six and invites more people to join its work in local communities.
Sustainable Development Goals targeted
Social entrepreneurs are known for finding solutions for society’s problems. What is the problem that you are addressing, and what is your solution?
Real sustainable development involves nurturing young children to have a mindset that supports and develops their innate and unique abilities to thrive in society. This contrasts with their need to focus merely on survival.
We are entrenched in a system that encourages citizens’ dependence, as opposed to one that works on building and sustaining independence. Our survival has become rooted in receiving endless contributions from nations that have built their wealth on our natural resources.
We need to grow new roots with a mindset of ownership, the realisation that we have the competence to manage our own development and be in the position to engage in reciprocal global trade, both economically and intellectually. We welcome contributions that will initiate independence because this is beneficial and sustainable in the long run.
We know sustainable solutions are built on fundamentally immutable resolutions. We are gathering a team of knowledgeable professional people in a range of fields including chemistry, technology, engineering, physiology and education. Many of these individuals are already working voluntarily in schools and villages to ensure that Nedu Care’s SDG goals will effectively create a new tradition of independent knowledge and societal development. We are focusing our efforts on the education of both children and adult village citizens. We know how imperative it is to empower a unified community to participate in advancing the development of our nation, from the bottom up.
What do you see as the benefit of your Catalyst 2030 membership?
Catalyst 2030 provides us with a community of like minds who are working on the same goals. It also helps us to be acknowledged by other organisations.
Are you collaborating with any other Catalyst 2030 members?
This is on our ‘to do’ list, we are working on it.