“Poverty is the worst form of violence” Mahatma Gandhi

Welcome to John Onche Shaibu Foundation

John Onche Shaibu Foundation (JOSF) is a passionate and humanitarian response to many existential challenges of the Nigerian Child

The incidences of desertification, post-election violence, insurgency just to mention a few have left many rural and semi-urban communities in Nigeria wild with countless numbers of out-of-school children, helpless young widows and orphans, mental health patients, restive youth population and abjectly poor people. At the Foundation, we develop specific intervention programs that seek to address these issues in a holistic and sustainable ways.

About Us

JOSF is a growing organization operating as an indigenous and reputable development group with institutional texture. As a nascent organization, JOSF is committed to offering interventions within its resources to specific geographical locations for a defined period of time - a minimum of two years.


To create a platform on which children and youths can access life-changing opportunities to better their future.

Core Values

  • Gender equity and justice
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Team Work


Providing valuable support to the vulnerable in a sustainable way


  • Advocacy
  • Community mobilization

  • Trainings
  • Networking

Our Causes

Intervention in Benue State, Nigeria

O ur proposed start off point is Benue - a North Central state of Nigeria. The state of Benue has witnessed countless attacks by insurgents in recent times. Today, Benue has one hundred and seventy thousand (170,000) internally displaced persons (IDPS) with 80,000 registered in IDP camps while others stay with friends and relatives in host communities. There are 102, 000 children of school age among the displaced who are currently out of school. At the foundation, we propose to intervene through three (3) major key areas.


Humanitarian Response in Delta State, Nigeria

R ecent surge in rainfall has left many coastal communities in Delta State of Nigeria devastated by flood. Reliable reports have it that over 400 families have been displaced by flood and over 800 people are now living in IDP camps across the state. Living conditions in these camps leave more to be desired as basic needs as food, beddings and sanitary accessories are lacking. The foundation hopes to render intervening activities in the IDP camps and host communities in the following key areas: