About us

We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation working intensively in rural communities and slums to eradicate Tuberculosis and curb the menace of HIV/AIDS and hunger in Nigeria.

Our Story

Becoming a Dolphin for the Poor and Vulnerable in Nigeria

Dawn of Life Foundation (DOLF) was established in August 2003 by three pro-poor-oriented individuals. The idea was to be a DOLPHIN – a friend of man in “water” for the poor and vulnerable people in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Since then, we have expanded our reach to other parts of Nigeria, working intensively in TB, HIV, Food, and nutrition services, strategically finding lasting solutions to poverty and poor health for individuals, families, and communities across the country.

Our theory of change is simple. We believe that participatory development processes will bring about the desired change for the poor and vulnerable.

Hence, our vision is a world without poverty, where people live in dignity and participate in decisions that affect their development.

Our mission is to reduce poverty in Nigeria by providing qualitative and affordable health, education and livelihood strategies.

Management Team

Uloma Akoma

Executive Director

Uloma Akoma

Programme Manager

Uloma Akoma

Executive Director


Our Partners and sponsors are a critical part of what we do. Here are some of the organisations we have worked with over the years:

  1. Global Fund
  2. European Union (MPP6 & MPP9)
  3. Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)
  4. Health Alive Foundation (HAF)
  5. Civil Society for the Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria (TB Network)
  6. Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN)
  7. Society for Elimination of HIV/AIDS among Children (SEHAC)
  8. German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA)
  9. National and State Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Burruli Ulcer Control Programme
  10. National and State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS
  11. Many more