Humanitarian Work with IDPs

TCLI began working directly with internally displaced persons in 2018. Two visits were conducted in 2018 alone, to ABAGANA and DAUDU IDP camps in Benue state. TCLI Collaborated with other organizations and individuals to raise funds for the visits and relief materials such as food, clothes, shoes, and toiletries were taken to both camps. International literacy day was also celebrated with the children at the St. Theresa’s IDP camp in Yola in 2018. In 2019, TCLI executed the third visit to the two Daudu IDP Camps in Benue State, where we donated clothes at one camp and set up a portable library stocked with about 100 books and learning resources for the use of the children at the camp.

Community Clean Up

In March 2021, we partnered with For Community By Community and ECWA Seminary Youth Ministry, Jos to conduct a community clean up of the Zaria Road Burial Ground. We went for a phase 2 clean up in May and a third one happened in December, 2021. Over the years due to the lack of maintenance, the burial ground has metamorphosed into something of an eyesore. Although this may be just a cemetery, it is also a place where many have laid to rest their loved ones and is also a part of the community as well. We realize that we also have a duty to keep this part of our community clean and well kept, and we cannot do this alone because it is an enormous task. We have gathered about 150 youths to conduct this clean up so far.


The #COVID19FOODDRIVEJOS was a food drive intervention organized by TCLI to help needy families in Jos, Plateau State with food packages, especially during the lockdown period. It was born out of deep concern for families who do not have food to eat during the lockdown period resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. We reached out to widows, single mothers, elderly men and women, disabled persons, persons who depend on daily pay, teenage mothers, and students/youth corps members who were stranded. We conducted the food drive in six (6) phases and fed over 950 families in eight (8) weeks in over 20 different locations in Jos. The food packages contained a mixture of rice, beans, garri, corn, onions, palm oil, groundnut oil, salt, seasoning cubes, sugar, cornflakes, tomato puree, spaghetti, yam, hand sanitizer, and face masks. Fundraising and mobilization were done using social media. A short video compilation of phase one of the food drive on Youtube:

Accelerate Bootcamp for Entertainers

ACCELERATE is a learning platform for Creatives, Musicians and ENTERTAINERS at large convened by our Advisory Member Ruby Gyang.
Our goal is to drive Participatory learning for this class of Individuals leveraging on digital tools and mediums respectively.
The first edition was in collaboration with TCLI , RG Entertainment and Media Company , Chocolate City and Silt Media as one of the collaborators.

The topics covered were:

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Production
  • Management
  • Artist Development stages
  • Industry Experience
  • A and R
  • Image

Our facilitators were:

  • Abuchi (CEO, Chocolate city music Group)
  • Ifeyinwa (Legal Head, Chocolate City)
  • Reinhard (A list Music Producer)
  • Nkasi ( Former Head of Marketing, Chocolate city)

The JTown Rising Stars Project

The JTown Rising Stars Project is the forerunner of the umbrella project called the ‘Rising Stars Project’ pioneered by our advisory board member, Ruby Gyang. It is an artiste Development and Empowerment Project that ran from June 2022- December 2023 focusing on Identifying, Refining, and Developing Musicians in Jos and its environs. We had over 5000+ entries from all around the country in rap and music. Some entries fizzled in from Cameroon and Gambia as well.

This project was implemented by RG Entertainment and Media Company, and Silt Media Consult in strong collaboration with the Thinking Cap Literacy Initiative.

The Jtown Rising Stars Project offers the following to selected beneficiaries :

  1. Music Business Training with industry Experts and a Certification Course by Jos Business School.
  2. Enrollment in the Upnext Academy, powered by the US Embassy, US Consulate Lagos.
  3. A Music Video for all beneficiaries
  4. Top-tier Recording for all beneficiaries
  5. Performance slots at Major concerts.
  6. Mentorship and training by some A lists Artists, Media houses, and Producers.

Our Principal Partners were:

  • Arewa 24
  • Chocolate City
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • The Plateau State Government

SDG School Tour

This is a school tour aimed at creating awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) 2030 among secondary school students in both government and private schools.

TCLI Stationery and Book Bank

Launched in June 2022, this program is aimed at providing FREE stationery to children in Jos and beyond who truly cannot afford to buy stationery to aid their learning. We have distributed a total of 1820 pieces of stationery distributed among learners in need.

FREE Community Library and Educational Resource Centre

In March 2022, we began setting up a free community Library and Educational Resource Center for underprivileged children to have access to books and other educational resources. It is located in the Jos North Local Government of Plateau State, Nigeria.

Period Care Pack for School Girls Campaign

Many underserved school girls miss school for 3-5 days monthly as a result of no access to adequate sanitary knowledge and materials. This campaign kicked off in May 2019 with the aim of reaching out to such underserved secondary school girls with menstrual hygiene knowledge, menstrual hygiene materials in order to equip them with knowledge on how to effectively take care of themselves during their period. They are given care packs which contain sanitary pads, roll on, bathing soap, shaving stick and a bookmark with care tips. We reached almost 700 girls between May and December 2019. The overall goal of this campaign is to keep these girls in school in support of SDG number 4.

Feet For School Campaign

This project was inspired by the realization that many underprivileged children are in school but without adequate footwear or none at all to wear to school. Of more concern is the fact that a large percentage of them trek long distances to school. This exposes them to grave dangers as they trek, play on the playground and even walk around barefooted or in slippers. This project is aimed at providing less privileged Nigerian school children especially in the Middle-Belt and North-East with hand-made sandals, shoes, and sneakers for school. The end-goal of this project is to fight illiteracy and ensure that these children remain in school. We have donated over 90 pairs of school sandals to beneficiaries so far.