JELA’S DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
CARING FOR THE WHOLE PERSON
We believe the human life depends on blood, water and the spirit. These are what inspire us to provide opportunities for individuals to donate blood; provide access to clean water in underserved communities; and provide access to mental health services to those in need.
Have you seen what our Founder is up to?
We are so excited about what the Fellows will learn from her! https://t.co/pIaImzF5Dd
On Saturday April 17,I will speak on “Social Impact Leadership and Nation Building”. Super excited about this opportunity given to me by @chrisinspire .Having access to the Social Impact Innovation Fellows is something I do not take for granted.
Join via https://t.co/EzpFY3qrGM https://t.co/6ZNdHOumNo
While the H2OForCommunities project in Iwa Community is progressing, the truth is that we need more donations to complete the project.
Be inspired by these donors to give towards this project through a donation to
0588953025 JDI Water Project, Guaranty Trust Bank.
Thank you. https://t.co/b258MlZIOP
We are excited to announce our partnership with Just Fix It Synergy Nigeria, Limited.
Courtesy of this partnership, they are refurbishing the Iwa Community clinic and working with us to connect the modern toilet we are constructing to an existing water source.
Mayflora's journey has been beautiful to watch as she was paired with JDI as her host organisation, during the LEP. At the end of the Programme, she chose to stay on as our Programmes Intern.
Watch her story:
Thanks to Creativiyk Veedia for this video! https://t.co/4zbJOuo3Ym
Dear Nigerian youth,
Seize the day.
When the LEP 2020 cohort visited Dine and Pack Culinary School, Chef Mimi the CEO related how she began her business by buying her equipment, even before she had a location. She didn't wait to have it all figured out!
Photo: @amaechimoses2 https://t.co/dPIvKk2ieC
Themed Unburden Group Therapy Session: April 24th, 2021.
What We Do
JDI Blood Donation
This initiative promotes health and wellness though blood donation, advocacy and creation of platforms for regular blood drives, thus meeting Sustainable Goal 3 of good health and wellbeing. Through our free solution called ‘J-Blood Match’ which directly pairs those in need of blood to donors, using their blood type and location, we are contributing our quota to raising the Nigerian blood pool from 1% to 5%! Click here to learn more and register on J-Blood Match! As advocates, we also raise awareness on the need for voluntary blood donation through radio shows, articles and social media. Would you want to feature us on your platform? Please send us an email.
JDI Access to Clean Water
Through this initiative, JDI advocates for the establishment of potable water sources in rural communities so as to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 6 of clean water and sanitation. Consequently, the ‘H20ForCommunities’ project is aimed at drilling at least one borehole in 4 different communities of about 1000 people per year. Help us get started in the community we have adopted- Iwa Community of Niger state! Click here to learn more about our current project.
JDI Mental Health
This initiative is designed to provide psychological support through counselling sessions and the use of technology to meet Sustainable Development Goal 3 of good health and well-being. We aim to alleviate the causes of emotional instability and mental illness, thereby reducing suicide and mortality rates. Through our free, monthly group therapy sessions called ‘Unburden’, individuals have access to experts and a safe space where they can break the culture of silence and find possible solutions. Click here to see one of our past sessions
JDI Youth Empowerment through Volunteering
This initiative involves empowering young people with the gains of volunteering as a tool for community-building and acquiring relevant experiences which develop them into servant-leaders and close skill gaps. In line with Sustainable Goals 4 and 8 of quality education as well as decent work and economic growth, we train young Nigerians on servant-leadership and community-building while they are paired as volunteers with keen organisations in the ‘JDI Leadership Exchange Programme’ Learn more about the LEP here.
Unburden group therapy sessions organized
People reached through Unburden
Successful blood donation connections through J Blood Match
Youth trained on servant leadership and community building
Training hours on servant leadership and community building
From Our Founder
“Hi! My name is Angela Omeiza Ochu-Baiye, a solicitor turned media consultant and audio producer whose work focuses on breaking communication barriers and bridging knowledge gaps by translating audio content into local languages. Through my flagship shows, Jela’s Clinic and The Conversation at WE FM 106.3 Abuja, I leveraged my roles as Talk Show Host and Producer to transform radio show content in Abuja and promote intellectual discourse. I hold Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Law from the University of Westminster and Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom. I am listed by the Guardian Newspaper as one of 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria and was conferred with the Amazon Award by Women on Fire, both in 2018. In 2019, I was recognized by Donors for Africa as one of 100 women in the development space. I am a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow. My love for the Black Panther movie led me to raise funds and take 200 underserved kids to watch it in a cinema, in 2018. Wakanda forever!!”
– Angela Omeiza Ochu-Baiye
Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees are Nigerians who have distingushed themselves in public and private sectors of the economy. They are committed to social justice and empowering the whole person.
Mrs. Grace Salawu is the Managing Director of Omegah Holdings and the CEO of Grandquest International Ventures Ltd. Her passion for farming culminated into the birth of Grandquest Farms with a focus in poultry, fish hatchery and snail farming. She is also involved in real estate and enjoys providing affordable housing through her housing scheme. Grace Salawu is married to former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Dr Phillips O. Salawu. She is a mother and grandmother. She takes pride in her 6 wonderful children and 5 Grandchildren, whom she has groomed and raised to be worthy members of society. Grace enjoys movies and comedy. She is a huge fan of Nollywood.
Shola Adesoye is a versatile, multi-faceted, and progressive-minded Man. The Senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Church, a social crusader, an author, Television and Radio Host. He is a serial entrepreneur with interests in different sectors. Shola Adesoye sits on the board of many companies. He is an Executive director in Adesoye Holdings Ltd and Supasteel Ltd, a service and fabrication company servicing the Oil and Gas sector of Nigeria. Adesoye College, the foremost Private Secondary School in Nigeria. He is married to Comfort Adesoye and they have 3 lovely children in Abuja Nigeria. He enjoys golf, tennis and a big fan of Fast & Furious Vin Diesel. Shola is Board Secretary.
Mrs. Ekaette Umoh is the founding MD/CEO of Business Support Microfinance Bank and served for eight years. She is the Lead Consultant at Ekaville Consulting. She is author of a book Aspire: Starting A Successful Business. She is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Microfinance Banker and holds a B.Sc (Ed.) Chemistry from University of Uyo. She obtained a certificate in Entrepreneurship Management from EDC, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos & was retained on the faculty after her programme. Ekaette is an alumnus of Lagos Business School Owner Manager Programme. She features on Moneyline with Nancy on AIT. She enjoys hiking and dancing. Ekaette is Board Treasurer