The TY Danjuma Foundation, a none governmental organization on Friday said it has committed over N1.4 billion to the improvement in educational and health service delivery in Taraba.
Mr Emmanuel Ishaku, the Taraba Coordinator of the foundation, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Jalingo.
According to him, the specific areas included combating neglected tropical diseases with focus on the blind and maternal and child health as it’s target in the area of health while teacher’s training was the foundation’s focus in the area of education.
Ishaku said the foundation which was established in 2009 with offices across the thirty six states had over 40,000 people across the sixteen local government areas of the state as beneficiaries.
“In Taraba, we have spent over N1.4 billion and that represents over 50 per cent of the foundation intervention in terms of funds across the country.
“Because Taraba is the home state of the founder Gen. Theophilus Danjuma rtd,we saw the need for the foundation to establish an office in Taraba, the Taraba office is called Taraba community fund.
“It is a scheme that is targeted majorly at organisations that are based in Taraba.
“Taraba community fund was established in 2011 and so far, the scheme has reached 15 local government areas of the state with over 40,000 beneficiaries while the foundation it self has reached all the sixteen local governments.
“We have done 45 projects from 2011 to date and we have funded over 30 community based organizations,” he said.