We are passionate about Africa’s development
Who we are
Whitefield Foundation is a performance-driven, social enterprise that is result-oriented and passionate about reducing poverty, enhancing gender equality among indigent communities through the provision of quality education and economically viable skills.
Dr. Oladoyin Sagoe
Beulah Tokunbo Johnson
Since her establishment in 2003, Whitefield Foundation has been at the forefront of providing empowerment, educational and entrepreneurial training to thousands of young adults in Lagos, Nigeria.
In the past 15 years of our existence, we have specifically trained over 5, 000 secondary school leavers and graduates in different skill acquisition programs.
Our vision is to train 1 million young adults between the ages of 18-35yrs by 2023. The strategy is to train one at a time with a mandate that he/she, in turn, trains five others within six (6) to nine (9) months of completing her training. To achieve this, each empowered trainee will be equipped with the necessary tools and platform to practice her acquired skill.
We identify opportunities and gaps in the economy that needs to be supported and developed. We carefully study the terrain with the eyes on the future and aggregate underprivileged young adults to access these opportunities.
We equip disempowered young adults with economically viable skills that will lead them to becoming empowered. As of Mid-2019, over 3,500 undergraduates and graduates have been directly empowered.
We provide networking and mentoring support to help trainees find their foot in the socio-economic terrain. Be it starting a business or securing employment, belonging to a network of top practitioners, peers and like minds can only inspire success.