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About us

Welcome to the makoko
dream initiative

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. .

How we help.

Description of
our Work

Child Education

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.

Our Achievements

It’s our mission to help people reduce their poverty by a huge number of helpful campaigns to make it essential.

March, 2020

Over 230 more families in Makoko got to have a food package courtesy of The Makoko Dream team. With the effect of the lockdown of Lagos State, Nigeria a major issue, the team was trying to

More Children benefited
From the Programs

When the Coronavirus spread to Nigeria, schools were ordered to be closed in Lagos state. Some of The Makoko Dream School children and staff utilized this time at home to churn

Donations To TMD

March, 2020 St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic School, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, donated twenty iPads to The Makoko Dream School. This will enable TMD students to begin using technology for learning.

“I realize that school can help me achieve my goals and improve my life.”

Faith Kisegbege (Student the Makoko Dream)

Volunteer Positions Available


Staff and volunteers across 16 countries


Of our staff in these countries are local


Invested in all our programs last year 2019


Invested in all our programs last year 2019

We need your help.

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    Committed to Transparency

    84% of our total operating expenses fund programs for children in the countries we serve. So when you make a monthly gift or donation to our organization, the majority of your dollars go toward exactly what you intended – supporting children in poverty.