Welcome to the makoko
The mission of The Makoko Dream is to reinforce the philosophy that “Every Child Counts” by enabling the children of Makoko to have access to quality education and developmental activities, encouraging the empowerment of young girls and women, and collaborating as a community partner to address educational, social, economic, spiritual, and overall health issues and needs. One touch…many livest
The Makoko community
The MakokoDream has put more than 1000 kids in school
Makoko is a slum community of approximately 300,000 people; roughly half of the people live on the water, in wooden shacks built on stilts in the blackish, thickly-polluted lagoon in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria. Most of the houses lack public water, electricity, or waste disposal. Makoko Waterside settlers are exposed to water-borne diseases like Cholera, Dysentery, Malaria etc. Travel is via canoe, along the vast maze of waterways throughout the community. .
Our primary focus is to try to get children into school, for the reasons described above. To date, we have gone from 115 to 640 children in school. However, we are also considered a community partner, and are heavily involved in a wide variety of community issues, programs, and improvements, as well as initiatives to empower young girls and women. Our List of Accomplishments, which gives numerous examples of the work we have done, can be accessed at
Every child deserves a healthy start
Provide FREE services to check healthcare and prescribe basic resources like food and medical.
They do medication and refer patients to a program just as they do any other specialty and improve health to people who are seeking medical care.
Being Realistic With Your Goals
Enhance children protection system to dealing with the prevention of child abuse in general, anti-bullying or prevention of child sexual abuse.
Ensuring children live in a supportive family environment, full educational learning, access to justice and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation.
It’s our mission to help people reduce their poverty by a huge number of helpful campaigns to make it essential.
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