The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the organization, Gima Forje,

told journalists on Tuesday in Abuja on the side-line of its 2019 NGOs Development Training that about 30 million Nigerians with various health issues and educational challenges had benefited from the interventions.

He said that since 2010, more than 200 organisations had partnered with TYDF to improve the lives of 8 million Nigerians through about 300 life-changing projects.

“In 2010, we supported 20 NGOs to provide grants for intervention. In 2011, it was 27 NGOs while in 2012, we supported 32 NGOs.

“In 2013, we sponsored 20 NGOs, in 2014, it was 24, in 2015 we had 10 in 2016, it was 18, in 2017 it was 20 NGOs, and in 2018 we supported 25 NGOs’ interventions.

“We also supported 100 organisations in 20 states to implement 148 projects, totalling ₦2,006,329,070,91 in grants.

“TYDF has also awarded N197 million in grants to fund 24 projects in health and education across Nigeria,” he said.

Forje also noted that N227 million was awarded to partner organisations in 2019.

He said that an additional N30 million was disbursed in response to emerging challenges like disease outbreaks and flooding that may occur in the course of the year.

The report by Nigeria’s Daily Independent on Wednesday quoted Forje as saying that every year, the foundation organises a two-day event to close an existing grant and begin a new grant cycle.

He disclosed that in the 2019 grants cycle, the foundation would work with 24 NGOs.

Forje said the NGOs would also implement projects in maternal and child health, free medical mission, nutrition, girl-child education, support for internally displaced persons (IDPS), school feeding, and teachers’ training.

He said that these projects would be implemented in nine states of Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Taraba, Delta, Niger, Kebbi, Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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