Our Programmes

MISSION STATEMENT:

At the heart of the Sahara Group Foundation lies a clear goal to improve lives and livelihoods. Through our strategic partnerships in 2023, we set up initiatives to improve energy access and promote sustainable environments which is having a great impact on a substantial number of beneficiaries

A NOTE FROM OUR
BOARD CHAIRMAN

General Emeka Onwuamaegbu
Chairman, Sahara Group
Foundation Board of Trustees

In the past year, we never relented in our mission to inspire a world where everyone has access to energy and live in a safe and sustainable environment. Through strategic partnerships, we have continued to impact the lives of our host communities directly and indirectly across Africa.

OUR FLAGSHIP CSR PROJECT

The Sahara GroupFoundation is consistently committed to making a meaningful impact on oursociety and the continent at large. In attainment of the United NationsSustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7, 11, 13 and 17, we are addressingcritical social issues and fostering sustainable development across Africa.

Sahara Impact Fund

The Sahara Impact Fund Programme in partnership with Leap Africa and Impact Amplifier, was designed in 2020 to support innovative social enterprises and startups across Africa. The programme provides financial grants, mentorship, and technical expertise to budding entrepreneurs who are addressing societal challenges in sectors such as healthcare, education, agriculture, and renewable energy, among others. At the end of the programme, outstanding fellows are awarded a $5,000 seed funding to support their business expansion plans.

STEAMERS

The STEAMers Programme is Sahara Group Foundation’s commitment to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education among young inventors. By providing access to quality STEAM education, the initiative in partnership with STEMCafe equips students with practical skills needed to excel in the modern world. 

In 2023, about 200 students from four African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, were able to provide innovative solutions to problems in their local communities. From a young age, we are grooming them to become world problem solvers.

Go-Recycling

 

As a result of the impact of our Ijora Recycling hub launched in 2021, we launched our    Go-Recycling project in partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), IBILE OIL & GAS and Wecyclers in January 2023. The project is aimed at addressing the issue of plastic pollution in Lagos state and motivate a movement of environmentally conscious Lagosians. Through this project, Lagosians are given a unique opportunity to turn their waste to wealth when they swap recyclables such as pet plastics, pure water sachets, plastic chairs & tables, paper, cardboard, HDPE, LDPE, can bottles, and glass bottles, for cash incentives. We have successfully set up 12 recycling hubs across Isolo LCDA, Igando-Ikotun LCDA, Lagos Island LCDA, Onigbogbon LCDA, Apapa LCDA, Ifako-Ijaye LCDA, Yaba LCDA.

Go-Recycling

As a result of the impact of our Ijora Recycling hub launched in 2021, we launched our Go-Recycling project in partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), IBILE OIL & GAS and Wecyclers in January 2023. The project is aimed at addressing the issue of plastic pollution in Lagos state and motivate a movement of environmentally conscious Lagosians. Through this project, Lagosians are given a unique opportunity to turn their waste to wealth when they swap recyclables such as pet plastics, pure water sachets, plastic chairs & tables, paper, cardboard, HDPE, LDPE, can bottles, and glass bottles, for cash incentives. We have successfully set up 12 recycling hubs across Isolo LCDA, Igando-Ikotun LCDA, Lagos Island LCDA, Onigbogbon LCDA, Apapa LCDA, Ifako-Ijaye LCDA, Yaba LCDA.

Ifako-Ijaiye
Apapa-Iganmu
Onigbongbo
Igando-Ikotun
Lagos-Island

Police Station Revamp

In the past year, the Sahara Group Foundation continued in its effort to enhance security operations and promote effective policing across communities in Nigeria. The beneficiary police stations who got renovated, solar systems upgrade, and infrastructure development include: MMA1 (Beesam) police station, Ijede police station, Ijora police station, Trinity police command, Ajuwon police station, Onipanu police station, Shomolu Mushin police station, Ipaja police station, Pedro police station, Omagwa police station, Ologbo police station, Onne police station, and Koko police station.

All Round Scholarship Program

Over the years, Sahara Group Foundation through its implementing partner- Murtala Mohammed Foundation has been supporting internally displaced persons with scholarships across primary, secondary, and tertiary levels in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. In 2023, we recorded the successful graduation of some of our scholars who are on the path to fulfilling their dreams.

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4 primary schools
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5 secondary schools
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2  tertiary schools

Donation to UBTH

In furtherance of our commitment towards improving lives and livelihoods, we donated state-of-the-art medical equipment to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Edo State, Nigeria. The donation is a fulfilment of our pledge to give medical equipment provided by Sahara Group Foundation to shore up response operations at the ThisDay Dome Covid-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre in FCT- Abuja – a 360-bed facility that became the model for other isolation centres in Nigeria. The donated items include a dialysis machine, automatic dialysis chair, suction units, monitors, oxygen tanks, medical bed, manual ICU medical beds, and drip stand, among others.

LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

Ejiro Gray
Director, Sahara Group Foundation

Improving lives and the livelihoods of our host communities is at the core of our existence as a Foundation. Sahara Group Foundation is committed to providing support to access to clean energy and building sustainable environments, and this is evident across all our projects and initiatives carried out in the just concluded year.