Smile of Africa (SOA)

Enhancing dignified lives in Africa


About SOA

Smile of Africa is an initiative of John Goodnews International Ministries born out of the need to bridge the growing gap between the rich and the poor and the rising levels of illiteracy and mortality as well as the staggering numbers of orphaned children in Africa. The organization seeks to see all people living abundant lives.


Objectives

  • Youth empowerment – ( Youths With A Purpose International –YOWPI)
  • To rehabilitate commercial sex workers and empower them socially and economically
  • To provide holistic growth for orphans by building homes for them, educating them and finding them a place within society
  • To offer scholarship facilities for bright but needy students at all levels of education
  • To bring health and education services to the marginalized by building hospitals and schools
  • To advocate equality and equity for all
  • To build homes for the aged and provide their basic amenities
  • Widow empowerment programs
  • Rehabilitation services such as drug & alcohol addicts, etc.

Scope

Smile of Africa rolled out its activities in Nigeria, Spread out to Kenya, then to Tanzania and aspires to spread further to the entire African continent within five years. The organization’s focus is in the areas of Education, Child Welfare, Widows’ Welfare, Health Care, Rehabilitation, Social & Economic Empowerment, Leadership and Governance.

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Our Vision

Smile of Africa envisages a prosperous continent of Africa where all people live dignified lives.



Smile of Africa Programs

Enhancing dignified lives in Africa


Children Feeding Programs

Children Feeding Programs

Smile of Africa is currently involved in street and children homes feeding programs. Smile of...

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Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Smile of Africa is implementing youth empowerment programs that are aimed at improving the lives...

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Orphans

Orphans

Smile of Africa has been helping orphans and now hopes to embark on a mission...

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Widows

Widows

For about a decade now, JGIM has been putting smiles on widows’ faces in Africa...

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Education

Education

Smile of Africa aims at contributing to educating the African child by boosting the education...

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Programs in Marginalized Areas

Programs in Marginalized Areas

Smile of Africa will use its expansive networks across Africa to build relationships with persons...

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Smile of Africa will be implementing rehabilitation programs for sex workers by identifying them, educating...

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Our Mission


To enrich lives through provision of opportunities by creating an enabling environment where each individual can realize their full potential, to empower youth and raise powerful leaders, to eradicate poverty from the African Continent through the structured programs of entrepreneurship and innovation for the youth and all the cadres of people in Africa. SOA’s mission is also to ensure that aged people in the African Society are not neglected but are well taken care of by provision of adequate food, shelter, clothing, medication and love.



Sources of Funding

Partners facilitating the big dream


PHILANTHROPY

Individuals and organizations that are enthusiastic about carrying this dream with us and supporting the call are highly welcome on-board.

COMMUNITY

Our programs will be designed in a way to mobilize resources in a well-planned and sustainable way. Drawing from our mission and strategic plan we will derive resources by first and foremost working out what we want to do within a particular community and how much will be needed to do it. Smile of Africa will strive to limit its donor dependency so as not to undermine our ability to sustain focus and build expertise in a chosen program area. While foreign grant funding will remain a vital source of support for our initiatives, we will try to tap into what communities can sacrifice for their own prosperity. Local resources may be scarce, but we will seek to generate at least part of our annual budget through membership, appeals to individuals as well as holding innovative events and earning income in some way. We believe there is much under-exploited potential.

GOVERNMENTS

We intend to partner with the Governments in our host countries to exploit any and all opportunities where there may be available resources which may be used to impact on the lives of the needy. Government outreach agencies have proven worthy partner in especially the fight against illiteracy and poverty in Africa.

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS

We will organize seminars and workshops events involving some level of fee. By offering training to other like-minded organizations on a sustainable basis we hope to establish in the long run a market where organizations pay for these services at affordable rates. In doing so, we will also be working with locally based trainers and partners in the organization of events so to create opportunities for locals. Campaigning for tax incentives to encourage individual and corporate philanthropy is one of the areas they intend to prioritize. Resource Alliance has provided encouragement and advice to the group throughout the two-year process of forming the Association.

PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES

We intend to campaign for tax incentives in our areas of operation to encourage individual and corporate philanthropy as a means of tapping into resources such as Corporate Social Responsibility.

ASSETS

Smile of Africa will also be utilizing its capital and monetary assets to roll out the initiatives and begin work in the initial three location of Africa namely Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.



Core Values


  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Accountability