Kinnect’s LUTH Kids Ward Upgrade Project 2021
Category: Author: Damilola Sobo Smith Date: 9 months ago Comments: 0

After visiting the LUTH kid’s ward in December 2020 as part of our Annual Christmas Charity Drive, we were keen to adopt and refurbish the Kid’s play area/library. We loved that the hospital had a dedicated area that encouraged mental wellbeing of the recovering children, and we wanted to ‘refresh’ the space. We spoke with LUTH’s management and nurses and agreed on the priorities for the refresh – updating and stocking the bookshelf, changing the padded floor, securing the picket fence boundaries, and fixing the electrical outlets and lights.

We launched fundraising for the project in July 2021, and within the period of two months, we raised over N500,000 and collected over 150 kids and educational books from Kinnecters. Many thanks to all that contributed!!

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the project…….


Women In Leadership Conference
Category: Author: Bimpe Femi-Oyewo Date: 3 years ago Comments: 0

International  Women’s Day 2019 was a blast. Kinnect partnered with Boundless Hands Africa and IHS for an event titled “Women in Leadership Conference for Young Female Leaders” females from 18-35 years. The International Women’s Day is held 8th of March every year as a way of celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and the effort females play in tenaciously challenging bias. It is also a day where countries and communities take time to reflect on the progress made on bringing the agenda of women to limelight while calling for more inclusive gender policies. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was ‘Balancing for Better’.

The aim of the program was the bringing of highly placed female leaders from various fields to share their stories, empower the young ladies and inspire them for long-lasting success. The program also provided a platform for some of the young leaders to be attached to mentors that will be highly beneficial for their career progression. Furthermore, the program served as an avenue to discover talents while also creating a self-regulating platform for young professionals with the same area of focus to share ideas and opportunities.

Heritage Homes Orphanage Visit
Category: Author: Tejiri Omologe Date: 3 years ago Comments: 0

Kinnect partnered with Youth in Leadership Development for an Orphanage visit to Heritage Homes in Lagos. It was an amazing experience with the children and staff of Heritage Homes. There where different activities for children like face painting, games and dancing competition. Both organizations were able to support with cooked and raw food items, cake, drinks, medications, sweets and pampers.

The Children were so excited and did not want us to leave. Thank you to everyone that supported and came around for the visitation, we hope to do more.



The 2018 Pink Tour Project
Category: Author: Bimpe Femi-Oyewo Date: 3 years ago Comments: 0
 Kinnect supported the Pink Tour Project in November 2018 by giving money and spreading awareness which was designed to enlighten *OVER 2000* young girls between the age of 9 – 20 on their Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights. The girls were given free sanitary towels, articles, and flyers that informs them about their sexual & reproductive health & rights.


Annual Christmas Food Kitchen
Category: Author: admin Date: 4 years ago Comments: 0

Christmas is an awesome time for Kinnecters – a season of merriment, and a chance to give back. Every year, Kinnect volunteers come together to serve a community in need during Christmas Eve.
In 2014, Kinnecters served in Makoko and distributed meals to over 400 residents, as well as distributed clothes, shoes and food items.

In 2015, we served in Ajegunle, this time with over 500 residents served, and gifts, books, and clothes distributed through the LOTS Charity foundation.

In 2016, we served in Obalende alongside Eti-Osa Youth Development Initiative, and hosted 1,000 residents, and distributed toys and books to over 200 children within the community.

In 2017, we collaborated with Beyond Usual NGO and served 700 residents of the Ikota community, and distributed clothes and shoes to over 300 residents with a particular focus on the children, youths, and women.

In 2018, we collaborated with The Jewel Project and Youths United for Progress (YU4P) to serve the Mushin community. Over 1000 Children and Adults were reached out to with cooked and raw food items, drinks, toys, clothes, books, bags, and shoes. Over 30 Kinnecters volunteered and help spread love and to put smiles on the faces of people in Mushin Community.

Our corporate partner for the Annual Food Kitchen is Chops by Rera. Find out more about Chops by Rera here.

Kinnect Christmas Charity Drive 2016 – Spreading Cheer to the North
Category: Author: admin Date: 4 years ago Comments: 0

Recognizing the displacement of people from the insecurity and insurgencies in Northern Nigeria, the Kinnect team’s Christmas Charity drive raised funds for the purchase of food and other basic household materials for Nigerians in Internally Displaced camps in Borno State.

On the 10th and 11th of January 2017, Kinnect partnered with the Field Protection Unit of the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) and a local NGO, SAHEI to distribute food items to 692 individuals from 90 households in internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Biafra and Fariya communities, Maiduguri Borno state in Northern Nigeria.

The donation and contribution from Kinnect were distributed to the most vulnerable in the two host communities; Biafra and Fariya.

Library Project for LEA Community Primary School, Waru
Category: Author: admin Date: 4 years ago Comments: 0

As part of our communities to ensuring education for all, Kinnect supported an initiative by Kinnecter, Odinaka Chukwu, and Chinenye Ezeakor during their National Youth Service year in 2016 to build a library in the Waru community in Abuja, Nigeria. Waru community is located in the Apo area of the Federal Capital Territory with over 4000 residents and currently has one primary school in the community.

However, the primary school lacks a library or any access to exercise books and writing materials and because many of the children are from impoverished families, they cannot afford access to them. As a result, these children lack access to basic qualities and amenities for proper learning. The goal of this project was to improve the education standard and reduce barriers to access to education for children in the Waru community.

Another goal of the project was to bring social awareness to the plight of school institutions and children in impoverished communities. Odinaka and Chineye conducted the project in September 2016 with the support from Kinnect. It catered to 826 students and renovated an empty classroom and turned it into the library. This project provided a space for the students to read and also provided all the students with textbooks, exercise books, school supplies, and writing materials.

Kinnect Supports RWEF’s Christmas School Initiative
Category: Author: admin Date: 4 years ago Comments: 0

On December 12th and 16th 2013, Kinnect supported the NGO ‘Roots and Wings Educational Foundation’ (RWEF) by recruiting volunteers and raising funds that went towards organizing a Christmas party for two schools – All Saints Primary School and Saint Peters Primary School in Ogun State. Volunteers also helped in the packing of bags and gifts. This program reached over 1,000 children and their teachers. All the children were provided with schoolbags filled with goodies, stationery, and books for the new school year, and for their teachers – hampers, food items, and monetary gifts.
Both schools are in incredibly impoverished communities and many of the children cannot afford schoolbags and books. Through this program, we were able to fill this need, spread Christmas cheer and support RWEF to achieve a successful program.

Project #IStandWithMakoko
Category: Author: admin Date: 4 years ago Comments: 0

Kinnect supported an initiative by a Kinnecter, Akin Adegoke to provide disaster relief materials to residents of the Oko-Baba Community area of Makoko Shanty, Lagos state who lost their properties, housing and loved ones in the fire outbreak on February 19th 2017. As a result, several people from this community were displaced. On the 4th of March 2017, Akin Adegoke and Kinnecters came together and catered to 800 people by providing them with food, clothes and other necessities the community needed and had lost in the fire.

Fundraised for Project Alert on Violence against Women
Category: Author: admin Date: 4 years ago Comments: 0

We collaborated with Project Alert on Violence against Women to man a table at Petit Marche on December 14th, 2014 where we sold fashion items and children’s clothes donated to us. Proceeds from the sale went towards supporting Project Alert’s Women’s shelter. Project Alert is a women’s rights advocacy group doing important work on rape and abuse. Project Alert runs a women’s shelter that offers refuge to women who have suffered abuse and need a safe place to recuperate. They also offer free legal and psychological counsel to women who have suffered rape or abuse.

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