In recognition of the outstanding contributions of the foundation to the development of the South-South Geopolitical zone, the Goldcoast Developmental Foundation was honoured with a Humanitarian Service Award at the South-South Media Week on Monday 26th August 2019.
The Humanitarian Service Awards is intended to celebrate outstanding institutions, Associations and Communities who are helping to build a better society.
The South-South Media Week aims at among many others; projecting noticeable value, enhancing cultures, encouraging learning, diversifying the economy through discussions and exhibitions while the mission is to gather young adults together with veterans and celebrities to communicate, educate and network in order to build vast relationships towards personal development and the region.
While receiving the award, the foundations Program Coordinator, Miss Chinwe Okolie expressed delight and appreciation to the organizers for considering Goldcoast Developmental Foundation for the awards saying: “This Award will inspire us to do more for the downtrodden in the society and especially the girl child.”
She added: This award will not be possible without the unflinching and unwavering support of the Founder/Chairman Board of Trustees, Barr. Moses Oruaze Dickson and the ever-supportive team of volunteer.”
Ms. Chinwe Okolie, Programmes Coordinator of Goldcoast Developmental Foundation used the opportunity to highlight the key projects and programmes of the foundation which includes: Protect the Girl Child Campaign in partnership with Triax Solicitors and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Bayelsa State Chapter to effectively reduce and prevent all forms of sexual violence, abuse and violation of the girl child in the Niger Delta region, Medical Outreach Project is designed to educate women between the age of 20-49 years on the importance of antenatal care for pregnant women, INSPIRE2ASPIRE (A student career mentorship programme), Skills Acquisition/Empowerment Training designed to empower the vulnerable persons with skills that will help secure a means of livelihood.
Goldcoast Developmental Foundation is a Bayelsa based non-profit organization established and nationally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2013 with focus areas on health, education, empowerment and strategic youth development. The geographical area of operation is the Niger Delta region. The foundation also collaborates with strategic partners to plan and implement key initiatives in line with her programme areas in other parts of the country.