What we are about?
"The Mugadi Foundation is dedicated to helping children and young adults around the world, particularly in the Global South."
The Mugadi Foundation was founded by Michael Odokara-Okigbo when he was 14. Mugadi (which means ‘I will live’ in the Igbo language) is an organization pending 501(c) 3 status that was created in 2004 to help pay for the school fees granted to orphanages located in Lagos, Nigeria.
The foundation was established due to a trip he made with his mother to an HIV/AIDS orphanage in November, 2004. Odokara-Okigbo was shocked with how they had unfortunate dilemmas with finding funding for education, but most interestingly to him, he was surprised to see how similar these children were to him.
They love to laugh, play with friends, but most of all, just be kids. When he returned, Michael wanted to show his peers how these children were in difficult situations, but most importantly, were similar to themselves. He created a photo exhibition of fourteen stories, and showed it in hospitals, schools and museums. It was a huge success, and prompted him to create the Mugadi Foundation.
Spread the word! The more people who find out about a project, the more support it will get. So post a link to the project site on your Facebook page or include it in your email-signature. Or print out the project page and pin it to a noticeboard ing a school in Mombasa, Kenya. You can always donate anonymously. Rather than a one-off donation, you can become somewhere in the "real world".