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LGCF unites with other CSOs to lend its voice to the advancement of the SDGs at the United Nations Civil Society Conference in Kenya

Legend Golden Care Foundation (LGCF) team joined over 4,000 activists, advocates, and influential voices from around the world at the United Nations Civil Society Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, to share solutions for a better future. Representing LGCF, our Executive Director, Mrs Kanayo Olisa-Metuh, and our Program Manager, Patricia Akor, attended the #2024UNCSC, where they called on governments to protect and expand civic space to ensure grassroots engagement in the 2030 Agenda. Throughout the day, our team actively participated in focus group sessions, sharing their ideas and solutions with the diverse array of civil society organizations present at the conference. As an organization committed to promoting peace, justice, and accountable institutions, we recognize the vital role that civil society plays in ensuring accountability for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Executive Director, in her submission during one of the sessions, stated, “The end game of the UN SDGs is that no one should be left behind, and I dare say that by 2030, most of the global south will be left behind. We can’t take away the importance of the community. We are talking about parts of the future; it will be meaningless if we don’t make any impact. How are we going to make that impact? Is there a way we can come up with different coalitions across various thematic areas so that by the time we leave here, we’d know we are leaving with something tangible?” Truly, it was an incredible experience at the #2024UNCSC in Kenya. We’re grateful for the opportunity to contribute and learn, and we’re excited to continue driving the 2030 Agenda forward. Watch Highlight Reel Here

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Legend DA’s Story

Legend DA (Not his real name) was arrested in 2018 and charged with armed robbery and homicide. DA always maintained his innocence. He was remanded in Kuje Correctional Center and was kept awaiting trial for 4 years. Our team took up his case and in 2022, DA was discharged after the Judge granted a motion praying the court to strike off his name from the charge due to lack of evidence against him. LGCF helped DA with transport money back to Kogi, where he is now reunited with his family.

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Girls’ Empowerment in Technology (GETECH) – Empowering the next generation of tech superstars

The ‘Girls Empowerment in Technology (GETECH)’ initiative is a groundbreaking program aimed at preparing secondary school girls for immediate employability upon completion of their secondary education. Through strategic partnerships with esteemed organizations such as the High Tech Center and TechHer NG, GETECH is not only equipping participants with vital tech skills but also cultivating their leadership capabilities. In a world where the tech industry’s influence spans across sectors, GETECH serves as a crucial avenue for young women to bridge the gender gap and contribute actively to this burgeoning field. By fostering tangible skills and empowering mindsets, GETECH is on a mission to reshape the narrative of gender equality and technological prowess in Nigeria.   A significant milestone has been achieved through GETECH’s efforts, with a successful six-month training program in Desktop Publishing and Web Development for 78 students from the Government Secondary School Mpape, Abuja, Nigeria. This training has laid the foundation for these young women to navigate the intricacies of the digital realm confidently. As GETECH progresses, we are excited to announce the commencement of the pre-internship phase, where participants will gain hands-on experience and practical insights, further bolstering their skill sets. By nurturing the talents of young girls and providing them with the tools to thrive in the tech arena, GETECH is actively contributing to a more inclusive and forward-looking tech industry, fostering a legacy of gender equality and technological empowerment.

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Press Conference on Awaiting Trial Syndrome

Legend Golden Care Foundation had a media press briefing on the Awaiting Trial Syndrome in Nigeria held at the Office of the foundation on 27th October 2022 with various stakeholders in attendance which included; the  Representatives of a member of the house of representatives (chairman house committee on judiciary), Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Correctional Service, Civil Society Organizations, legal practitioners and the media.  The purpose of the event was to present the communique to the public and as well get the stakeholders to adopt the recommendations from the stakeholder’s dialogue held on the 22nd of September 2022.

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BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

Part of the Education and livelihood goals of Legend Golden Care Foundation is in providing School supplies to Children in Orphanage homes and Schools, to this end, the organisation in the month of August, 2022 supported a ‘Back to School Program’ at RCCG Praise Tabernacle, Lagos State Nigeria. LGCF has in the past provided several welfare outreaches and scholarships to students before it began full operation in the year 2021.

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LGCF LAUNCHES CORPORATE OFFICE HEADQUARTERS

In June 2022, Legend Golden Care Foundation (LGCF) formally launched its new corporate office in Abuja. In the words of our Executive Director, “LGCF chose to officially open its doors on June 16, the Day of the African Child, because of how emblematic this historic day is of our goals and objectives.” In a country where 33% of children are out of school, 25% of girls and 10% of boys have been victims of sexual abuse, and 70% of inmates are being held without trial, LGCF is positioned to change the narrative. Since its founding in 2012, the organization has expanded its thematic areas to address three major areas impacting the African child: prison and social justice, education and livelihood, sexual and gender-based violence. “LGCF is concerned with providing solutions to not just the problems of the African child but to the problems of all who fall within our thematic areas. To this end, we look forward to impacting the lives of 50,000 children and 25,000 inmates of correctional facilities over the next five years,” Executive Director, Mrs. Kanayo Olisa-Metuh declared. The event was graced by the Chief Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Hon. Abimbola Ayo Yusuf, Programme Director, ‘Lean on Me’, on Kapital FM, Abuja, Mr. John Chukwura, and stakeholders from the Nigerian Correction Service, faith-based organizations, media houses and not-for-profit organizations.

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