Daughters of Abraham Foundation is a faith based non-governmental, non-profit organization established on the 29th of October, 1994 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 29th day of August, 1995 with registration number CAC/IT/NO 8766.
The Foundation was established with the purpose of restoring a woman’s dignity; it also seeks to empower the girl-child to achieve her goals. The name “Daughters of Abraham” was coined from the book of Luke 13:16 KJV “and ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound …… be loosed from this bond ….”
The loss of values, morality and degradation of the woman and girl child in the society brought raise to this clarion call by the Late Mrs. Julie Useni whose upbringing and moral life could not withstand the pain and anguish she went through seeing a woman stoop so low and distorting the original plan for her life because of poverty, in search of livelihood or pleasure.
When in Lagos, Ibadan and Kano, Mrs. Useni would see young ladies standing by the street every evening soliciting for men. This phenomenon got her worried, and she placed herself in the position of their parents, as a parent, what will she do to correct this wrong? These girls were teenagers who under normal circumstances should be in school.
To this she sought a quick solution when in 1994 she called four close associates to share her burden, together they came up with the idea of setting up an institution which will cater for these ladies (victims of rape, teenage mothers, commercial sex workers, call-girls and victims of violence). This was to help reduce this deadly menace which has eroded the society, culminating in the formation of the Foundation; an initiative which hopes to regenerate, restore, rehabilitate and recreate these people.
DOA Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit, faith based organization which believes in the dignity of womanhood and hopes to restore her to her place of pride through moral instructions and capacity building. The foundation aims at addressing the issue of moral decadence in the society, prevalence of HIV/AIDS and poverty which is largely responsible for the social ills in the society. This noble objective will go a long way in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals 1: of eradicating extreme poverty through the foundations skills acquisition program, 5 of advocating for gender equality and empowering women and 3, of combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and 17 of partnerships to achieve the goal, as we partner with several other NGO’S and CSO’S to carry out our core goals.
The Foundation shall implore these measures in actualizing its aims:
- Share the good news of salvation through Christ Jesus to her target group.
- To sort for, rehabilitate and empower repentant sex workers through provision of skills and grant/ micro-financing.
- To provide biblical counsel to young people against sex abuse, drug abuse and other social vices.
- To campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS and gender base violence amongst young people in both urban and rural areas.
- To maintain close links and collaboration with other relevant organizations and agencies with similar values.
- To provide young people with adequate information on sexuality and reproductive health (SRH).
Empowering God-fearing women and girls to enable them confidently carry out legitimate businesses in the society without the fear of abuse.
Daughters of Abraham (DOA) Foundation is focused on reforming and transforming the societal outcast, prostitutes, abused girls/women, delinquent teenagers and women with low self-esteem; through her Educative and Training programs of Regeneration, Restoration, Recreation and Rehabilitation.
- Christ-like faith
- Equal Opportunity
- Decency and Morality
The foundations mode of operation is guided by structured programs and activities which are considered strategic to achieving and meeting the aims and objectives of the organization, these activities are;
- Skill acquisition trainings
- Individual Mentoring
- Literacy classes
- Capacity building
- HIV/AIDS education
Mrs. Esther Bigun
Late Mrs. Margaret S. Bargo
Mrs. Larai Mamven
Guidance and Counseling
Mrs. Julcit Jummai Bali
Mrs. Lois Maikori
Investment and Physical Development
Chief (Mrs.) Mary Ikya
Mrs. Asabe Atu
Prof. Durojaye Adegboye
Barrister Musa Panya Baba