Save Our Needy (SON) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2011 in West Africa. The organization has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC).
Our mission is simple: To avail marginalized women, youths and children with the opportunities, high impact capacity building services and tools to attain sustainable human development.
SON is an organization with a focus to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The organization works primarily in the areas of education, leadership development and economic empowerment for women and youths. We also work in collaborative projects aimed at ending violence against women and removing barriers to women's political participation.
Since inception, SON has worked collaboratively with both local and international organizations, agencies, governments, local authorities, community leaders and individuals to ensure that women and youths participate fully in the economic, social and political development of Africa.
We are dedicated to changing lives by being mostly involved in education, empowerment, entrepreneurship and community development programs. Save Our Needy aims to impact humanity; to encourage the underserved unlock and reach their full potential by motivating and empowering them to succeed. Our projects are geared towards helping the marginalized break from the shackles of poverty, disease and underdevelopment. Our passion and drive to serve humanity, transform lives and put smiles on the faces of the downtrodden, have made us reach out to people in the most remote communities and notorious slums.
SON organizes training and capacity-building workshops aimed at encouraging women and young people attain financial freedom and develop leadership skills. Our belief in the importance of education as a means of escaping extreme poverty has made us initiate and implement projects promoting education in low-income (public) primary and secondary schools including ''One Child, One Schoolbag'', "Tech Girls", ''Clothe-A-Girl For School'', ''Better Life Through Education'' and M.E.T (Motivate, Educate and Train) Girls. We have rehabilitated low-income schools, trained children particularly girls on leadership, ICT and digital skills as well as provided school kits, educational materials and free computers. Adult education is incorporated into our training programs to help illiterate women acquire literacy skills.
Save Our Needy also raises awareness on HIV/AIDS and malaria as well as provide care for orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) through empowerment programs.
We have an efficient small team of permanent staff and mostly do our work with young and dynamic volunteers in order to keep administrative costs low. This enables us direct as much funds as possible to programs and program recipients. Therefore, when you donate to this non-profit organization, you can be assured that your money will be put to work to help the disadvantaged, marginalized and underserved. Today our successes – thousands of individuals in Nigeria and Benin – speak for themselves.
It is the help from SON's biggest supporters that has allowed the organization to attain its objectives every year and reach thousands of people till date.
Save Our Needy is the voice of the voiceless.