The Hope Center Makoko

"The children of the poor you failed to (educate) will never let your children live in peace"
-Chief Obafemi Awolowo

The Hope Center Project

The Hope Center Project was a vision birth out of the instruction of Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God to take the gospel to the ‘seemingly forgotten’. The mandate by daddy G.O birthed an interest in Dr. Eniabitobi Kuyimu in 2010 to go to Makoko community and evangelize to the lost souls. She instantly saw the need to also support them also socially, psychosocially and physically. This process gradually transformed into the project today called The Hope Center Project.

The Hope Center Project objective was to win souls for Jesus Christ, by sharing the love of Christ through the study of the word of God, planting schools, engaging the community in empowerment programs, and establishing a Maternity Center. The project replicates the love of God and bring all round transformation to the lives of the people living in the Makoko Community.

The project was embraced and supported by the Missions arm of the City of David, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2011. In 2011 The Hope Center project has been running under the leadership of Pastor (Mrs) Yemisi Akinode with the guidance and support of Dr. Kuyimu as well as RCCG, City of David, Missions Department. To date, the project has been funded mainly by members of the RCCG, City of David.

Donate

When you donate, you not only give money, but also share your love, and give hope to those in need.

Volunteer

We depend on volunteers from our local community, joining us you can both gain experience and help others.

Fundraising

We gather voluntary contributions to help
schools, churches, and other non-profit
organizations.

  • Youth-out-of-school,
  • Area boys and girls
  • Sex workers,
  • Drug Addicts,
  • Children having babies,
  • High prevalence of traditional birth attendants (TBA),
  • Quack doctors,
  • Low level of awareness about reproductive health issues,
  • High level of illiteracy and children not in school.

Please kindly find our donation portal button to make your donations. Thank you

WE RAISE MONEY FOR:
-For kids’ medical expenses.
-Money for education expenses.

About Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria

The Makoko community is a ‘slum’ in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos; it is a suburb situated along the Lagos lagoon front. From the corridor of the Island through the longest bridge in Lagos (the Third Mainland Bridge), is a sight of a settlement predominantly built as wooden shanties ‘amidst murky water’. Makoko was founded as a fishing village in the 19th Century. It is home to more than 300,000 migrants from West African countries.

Makoko is an insanitary haven for mostly children and youths. Majority of them lack basic education due to a challenging battle for ‘survival’. They have become social miscreants who gallivant around the community. The lack of basic amenities has created an urgent need for a holistic reformation.

Makoko is an insanitary haven for mostly children and youths. Majority of them lack basic education due to a challenging battle for ‘survival’. They have been transformed into social miscreants who gallivant around the community. Basic amenities are nonexistent thereby necessitating an imperative need for a holistic reformation.

It seems to be a forgotten community by the government, as no one is demanding for improvements in health, safety and social amenities which the community dwellers desperately need. People are live poorly and die unnecessary deaths.  Without critical infrastructure in the Makoko community (roads, hospital, clean water and schools) the ‘animalistic’ lifestyle will continue which in turn will continue to breed poverty, with a low life expectancy and criminal intent.  

Majority of the women are bread winners in their homes and they engage in fish processing (roasting/smoking & drying) business whilst the able-bodied men in the community only work during the fishing season and depend on their wives to take care of the family financially for the rest of the year. The majority of the men spend their money on drinking, womanising and playing “Baba Ijebu” (betting) hoping to leverage this quick-money scheme as their ticket out of the ghetto.

Makoko is an insanitary haven for mostly children and youths. Majority of them lack basic education due to a challenging battle for ‘survival’. They have become social miscreants who gallivant around the community. The lack of basic amenities has created an urgent need for a holistic reformation.

It seems to be a forgotten community by the government, as no one is demanding for improvements in health, safety and social amenities which the community dwellers desperately need. People are live poorly and die unnecessary deaths.  Without critical infrastructure in the Makoko community (roads, hospital, clean water and schools) the ‘animalistic’ lifestyle will continue which in turn will continue to breed poverty, with a low life expectancy and criminal intent.  

Majority of the women are bread winners in their homes and they engage in fish processing (roasting/smoking & drying) business whilst the able-bodied men in the community only work during the fishing season and depend on their wives to take care of the family financially for the rest of the year. The majority of the men spend their money on drinking, womanising and playing “Baba Ijebu” (betting) hoping to leverage this quick-money scheme as their ticket out of the ghetto.

Your Donation will be appreciated

  We gather voluntary donations to help kids in Makoko to get into school and have a better life.

Our Goal

Our goal is to promote and sustain a healthy society while impacting the indigenes through evangelism and supporting social reformation…Join us!

The kids at Makoko

Majority of them lack basic education due to a challenging battle for ‘survival’

Our Partners

The HOW FOUNDATION partnered with our project and vision of the Makoko Project

The Hope Center

The Hope Center, 34B Makoko Road, By Baale Jeje’s compound, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos

Info@thehopecenterng.com 

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