To ameliorate some of these social vices, a US-based non-profit organisation, iBelieve foundation, says it is ready to assist young, underprivileged and orphaned children in the community. In Lagos, Nigeria’s megacity, Makoko is classified as an impoverished community closer to one of the most traveled bridges in west Africa’s megalopolis – the third mainland bridge – and a link to the country’s highbrow vicinity.
Founded in 2013, iBelieve foundation will be among organisations – local and international – that have visited and catered for the floating community with a growing poverty line. As they keep, empowering citizens, more flocks in daily.
This foundation is not just about pushing material resources into society but to see how we can impact human lives. I observe there are some sorts of class system in Nigeria”, says David Imonitie, the NGO’s founder.
Imonitie told Business Insider SSA on Monday, November 3rd, 2019, that the charitable organisation will not only educate the out-of-school children in the community, but it will also provide basic amenities such as distribution of a solar-powered technology designed with the dual functions of making water portable, and giving illumination at various homes on the floating.
‘We don’t treat people equally in Nigeria and I don’t think that is in any way different from slavery and colonialisation. Our country will only change when we start to treat everyone with respect”, he added, glinting on his drive to change the deplorable narratives in Nigeria.
iBelieve Foundation described Makoko as a deserving community due to its peculiarity in the state and how attention is being driven away from it.