Goldcoast Developmental Foundation is a Bayelsa-based non-profit organization established and nationally registered with the Nigeria's Corporate Affairs Commission in 2013 with focus areas on health, education empowerment and strategic youth development
A country of healthy citizens where inclusive and equitable equality education is enjoyed by all and the youths have capacities to actively contribute to sustainable development.
Our mission is to promote and support quality healthcare services, catalyze inclusive equitable quality education at the grass root level, and empower youth for creative self development to actively contribute to sustainable social and economic development at the community, local, state and national level.
We have trained professional work force, provide quality service delivery in all our works, committed to details and consistently deliver against set targets, plans and goals. Also, we apply creative and innovative cost effective methods to earn respect from people and organizations, build trust and confidence in partnership, and demonstrate transparency and accountability in all our works.
We care for the wellbeing of our workforce, and ensure that workers are safe and in good health. Equally, we are prudent and efficient at managing financial resources using standard policy guide.
We have quality visionary leadership at all levels, effective operational systems, networking ability, trained dedicated staff and very good monitoring and evaluation systems, reliable partnership and a learning organization.
Goldcoast Developmental Foundation will always:
- Ensure that all project plans, designs and implementations support universal human rights and promote social justice and equity.
- Advocate and support the domestication and implementation of goal three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by relevant stakeholders including government agencies and private organizations which aim is to ensure healthy lives and promote well- being for all at all ages.
- Make decision based on clear evidence through effective data quality assessment methods.
- Promote and advocate for the domestication and implementation of goal four of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by public and private institutions at all levels which aim is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Incorporate conflict prevention and resolution strategies in projects implementation phases.
- Easily accessible to partners and project beneficiaries and communicate clearly and consistently with staff, stakeholders, beneficiaries and partners.
- Protect the reputation of the organization and ensure the security and safety of all staff and partners.
- Partnered with Niger-Delta University in 2013 to design and implement a programme to sensitise and counselled new students against cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, examination malpractices, poor study habits and low academic performance. The programme helped students to be scholarly proactive and focus, responsible in conduct, ambassadorial to their families and communities and law abiding throughout their studies. This was confirmed in our monitoring and evaluation process and via testimonies from some lecturers and students who participated in the programme
- Partnered with Leprosy Colony Centre at Igbogene, Yenagoa in 2013 and carried out the following activities:
- Build their capacity on self -empowerment
- Carried out Sugar test.
- Advocated for Public support
- Donated gift materials
- Carried out Hepatitis B virus screening and vaccination in 10 remote rural communities in Sagbama LGA and Southern Ijaw LGA in 2013. The exercise covers the follows subjects:
- Data Gathering
- Established partnership with the Gender Desk Office of the Nigerian Police Force in the State in 2017 and supported them in the following Areas:
- Public Sensitization of basis human rights and women and girls rights
- Advocates for collaboration with NGOs/CSOs in the State.
- Donated gift materials
- Paid the tuition fees of 50 disadvantaged students in their final year in selected public Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, college of health and school of nursing. Also paid for WAEC and NECO of 30 students that lack sponsors in public secondary schools across the 8 LGAs in Bayelsa. This was done in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- Visited over20 flooded communities in 2012 across the 8 LGAs and successfully carried out the following activities.
- Rescued and transported flood effected families to selected settlements
- Funded First aid treatment and provided malaria vaccines in various settlements.
- Designed and implemented a programme to build the capacity of youths (Boys and Girls) on leadership and advocacy skills in Zarama Clan in Yenagoa LGA 2017.
- Goldcoast effectively carried out health outreach project in Sagbama LGA and YenagoaLGA in 2014/2015 which 250 people benefited on sensitisation against Malaria and Typhoid fever prevention and treatment. We also carried out free medical test and provide malaria drugs to the beneficiaries at the various communities we visited.
- Partnered with the Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) in Bayelsa State in 2017/2018 to identify, sensitise and profile Gender and Vulnerable Groups(GVGs) in rural communities in Brass LGA The programme was designed to alleviate poverty of vulnerable persons (helpless orphans, sick people with terminal diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, unemployed youths etc.)
- Organised a workshop to build the capacity of women and girls in the 8 LGAs in 2017/2018. Thus, we have successfully established Women and Girls Rights Promoter’s Counsels (WGRPC), Community Gender Development Clubs (CGDCs) and Community Women and Girls Fsootball Clubs (CWGFCs) in Yenagoa LGA to raise the visibility and voices of women in social associations, trade unions, community leadership and private and public institutions.
- Goldcoast Development Foundation has successfully signed an MOU with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Bayelsa State Branch and Triax Solicitors law firm working together to effectively reduce and prevent all forms of sexual violence, abuse and violation of girl children Bayelsa State.
Moses Oruaze Dickson is a Lawyer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.
As founder of Goldcoast Developmental Foundation, Moses has worked with both local and international organizations to provide support for the under-privileged in the area of health, education and impact investment.
He is passionate about creating wealth, as he is about actions that stimulate lasting and impactful change. Therefore with the launch of the Goldcoast foundation, Moses sought to create a framework, one that would combine traditional charity and business acumen to drive self-sufficiency among young people as well as providing welfare support to women and children.
The foundation’s dedication to three core areas including health, education and strategic youth development is based on Moses' believe that these three areas provide the core of empowered living and would impact the social and economic upliftment of the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.
As its founder, Moses galvanizes both local and international support for the foundation's activities, while also incorporating all his companies' corporate social responsibilities to support the foundation programmes and projects.
Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson, fondly called Mama Gogo was born on the 11th of October 1946 to
the family of Mr. and Mrs. Oruama Nipe of Enimiyienye family in Esinikirizi quaters of Toru-Angiama town in Delta State, Nigeria.
Her passion for helping and contributing to the welfare of people around her, whether young or old have inspired us as a foundation and is evident in the work that we do. From providing welfare and medical kits to women of rural communities to standing in the gap to protect the girl child against sexual molestation.
The Goldcoast foundation, founded in 2013 by our President, Barrister Moses Oruaze Dickson; her son, was for the sole purpose of continuing in her legacy and service to humanity.
It is this spirit that we have dedicated ourselves to, as a foundation, to ensure that we continue the good works of our beloved Patroness. Late Mrs. Goldcoast, gave her all to ensure she catered to others, even in times when she had little.
We are blessed to have such a guiding light and our programmes will continuously be aligned to the vision and values which she has set out for us.
At Goldcoast Developmental Foundation we believe that volunteering brings benefits to both society at large and individual volunteers, and it makes important contributions to human comfort, peace and progress because it promotes a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens.
Therefore, every year, we engage youths (male and female) who are physically fit, morally just and passionate to work as volunteers in various capacities in public and private hospitals where there is need for humanitarian services.
Goldcoast Developmental Foundation offers this service free of charge through partnership and collaboration with recognized hospitals in the state in which we recruit volunteers using our volunteer recruitment application form, and properly document successful applicants. In addition, the foundation provides logistic and feeding to the volunteers during the course of service.
The welfare provisions for volunteers are solely at the discretion of Goldcoast management.