Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group (DADREG) in Nigeria was the first to join JP2F4S in 2015.
Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group is a community-based organisation founded by young people who, because of poverty, dropped out of school to scavenge on the streets and dumpsites. The organisation was founded in 2009 by a group of youths who used to live in the streets, and because of their harsh lives decided to come together to help themselves and their community. The name Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group came about because the youths who founded this organisation used to live on the streets but work in the Dandora Dumpsite, the largest dumpsite where all the wastes (industrial and domestics) are dumped. The dumpsite was their work place despite the many hazards that they faced, while living on the streets was not an option as they did not have anywhere to call home.
In order to bring young people out of the dumpsite, they started with sports and education. Engaging these young people in has offered them unique opportunities to foster critical life skills, such as the ability to work as a team and face challenges with confidence and courage. Young people, especially girls, on the streets and dumpsites have few opportunities in life. DADREG aims to provide them with a chance in life to use sports in giving them the necessary skills and exposure.
Watch this great video about DADREG
World Churches Football Federation in Nigeria has also joined JP2F4S.