Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said that her pet project, DashMe Foundation, which was launched by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on Sunday is coming out to make a clear difference in charitable donations.
News Break reports that DashMe Foundation is a fully indigenous, youth-driven, social enterprise that seeks to creatively raise funds and awareness for indigenous charities that provide direct care to orphans, vulnerable children, disadvantaged youth, and victims of domestic abuse.
Speaking on Monday, Adeosun while appreciating all the guests who made it to the launching on Sunday, Adeosun said: “It is my prayer that the future leaders and partners of our foundation, will reflect on this day as one of a humble beginning that has led to our vision to create a blueprint for sustainable social enterprise and accountability in charitable donations for Africa’s orphaned and vulnerable children, disadvantaged youth, and victims of domestic violence.
“I Thank God for the successful launch of DashMe Foundation. I would like to thank everyone that made yesterday’s event possible; my husband and my family, the entire DashMe family, our partner-organizations, friends, and well-wishers. I cannot thank you enough.
“I would like to specially thank the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who gracefully chaired the occasion and has shown enormous support for DashMe throughout our journey so far.”
The Foundation said it going to commit itself to raising US $10m in funds and resources for local charities within the first year of its existence.
“We recognize that throwing money at a problem is not always a solution and so once we are satisfied with the ‘who’ aspect of our Impact Partners, we must also ensure funds are deployed efficiently. We will measure impact, benchmark, costs and ensure maximum value. We hope that Dash Me can play a part in the relief mission and truly support changing lives,” Adeosun said at the launch.