Our goal is to facilitate better health care services for the vulnerable and marginalized groups in our society.
To achieve this goal, the foundation will support initiatives in the following areas:
Maternal and child health
In a joint report by WHO & UNICEF (August 2004) it was stated that about 2.4 billion people will likely face the risk of needless diseases and death by the target of 2015 because of bad sanitation such as decaying or non-existent sewage systems which will fuel the spread of diseases like cholera and diarrhea which kills 1 child every 21 seconds.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Report states that the percentage of people living below the extreme poverty line dropped by half between 2002 and 2012, from 26 to 13 per cent. This translated to one in eight people worldwide living in extreme poverty in 2012. Poverty remains widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 40 per cent of people lived on less than 1.90 US dollars a day in 2013.
We recognize that we have leadership challenges as a nation and a continent, therefore, there is need to build a new generation of credible, accountable and ethical leaders who will propel the continent towards effective and sustainable economic and human development as well as peace and security.
About ACT Foundation Professional Volunteer Program (PVP)
ACT Foundation Professional Volunteer Program (PVP) which was piloted by the Foundation in 2019.
The program is designed to engage professionals across various fields in private sector organizations to provide expert and quality support to development organizations within ACT Foundation’s network.
These development organizations are currently implementing various development programs that address challenges associated with vulnerabilities in Nigeria and across Africa but require expert support in areas that will facilitate their growth and sustainability as an organization.
We need professionals and corporate organizations to provide expert pro-bono services based on the specific needs of our implementing nonprofits within the ACT Foundation network.
Why you should volunteer:
This program provides an opportunity to the volunteer consultants to give back to the society through the use of their skills.
Corporate organizations that provide pro-bono services through employee engagement / volunteering programs can strengthen the core values of their organizations.
The social development organizations, with your commitment can experience significant improvement in operations and efficient program implementation in Nigeria and across Africa.
Minimum of 15 Year Working Experience
An Expert in Your Field
Worked Closely Around Social Development (Public, Private or Social Sector)
Passionate About Making a Difference in Africa
Willing to Offer Pro Bono Services and Passionate About Supporting to Social Development Organizations (NGOs and Social Enterprise
Willing to Commit for A Minimum of three (3) Months and two (2) sessions each month
Expert entrepreneurs are eligible to register