Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International

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Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International
FounderChris Oyakhilome
Founded atLagos, Nigeria
TypeNon-governmental
PurposeHumanitarian
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria
Key people
Chris Oyakhilome
Websitewww.cofi.online

The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI) is a Christian non-governmental organization founded by the Nigerian pastor Chris Oyakhilome. The organization's mission is to help the most vulnerable individuals and communities in some of the poorest countries and regions around the world.[1][2][3]

The foundation operates in Nigeria, India, Haiti, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Burundi, Malawi, South Sudan, Chad and Liberia.

The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International sponsors initiatives aimed at reducing child poverty, ensuring access to health care and education, and the distribution of Christian study materials.[4]

Activities[edit]

Sponsorships[edit]

The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International maintains key partnerships with five humanitarian organizations:[5]

• Future Africa Leaders Foundation

• The InnerCity Mission for Children

• Bible for All Mission

• Trauma Care International Foundation

• Volunteer Medical Corps

Areas of interest[edit]

The activities of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International are categorized into four key areas:

• Health care: One of the organization's main areas of interest is guaranteeing the availability and quality of health care services in poor communities in the 10 countries that the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International operates in.

• Education: The organization funds research activities in critical areas of education.

• Young leaders: The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International supports young African leaders through the annual Future Africa Leaders Awards (FALA), where future leaders are being rewarded for their work in their local communities.[6][7]

• Family: The organization aims to create safe, healthy and warm homes for families through a community-based approach. Among the initiatives are courses for parents to help them build a strong family.[8]

Global initiatives[edit]

In 2019, the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International sent food and medical help to the victims of Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.[9]

In 2020, the organization sent food relief packages to people and pastors around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.[10][11][12][13]

The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International has also sent food and hygiene products as well as educational materials to refugees in Nigeria and South Sudan.[14]

The foundation has established a primary school and health center in Yola, Nigeria, enabling 400 children to receive free education and health care.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. "The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International: Impacting Lives and Inspiring Positive, Sustainable Change - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner". baltimorepostexaminer.com. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  2. Matters, Business (2019-06-06). "UK declares Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's Christ Embassy Church a leader in the community by inspiring thousands to join in christian fellowship". Business Matters. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  3. "The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International Responds with Humanitarian Aid to the Refugee Crisis in South Sudan". 47vibez Media. 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  4. Matters, Business (2019-12-26). "The impact of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation on the world". Business Matters. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  5. "The Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International Takes the Lead in Humanitarian Efforts Across the African Continent". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  6. "LoveWorld News". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Foundation empowers 10 young Africans with $115,000". The Sun Nigeria. 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  8. "The Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International Takes the Lead in Humanitarian Efforts Across the African Continent". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  9. "The Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International Takes the Lead in Humanitarian Efforts Across the African Continent". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  10. "Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International Begins Distribution of Relief Materials to Ministers in Dire Need". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Okanlawon, Taiwo (2020-05-17). "COVID-19: Chris Oyakhilome Foundation donates to 2000 households in Edo". P.M. News. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  12. Publisher. "Over 3000 Ministers Outside Christ Embasssy benefit from Pastor Chris Emergency Relief Aid | National Daily Newspaper". Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  13. "Foundation donates relief materials to Okada community, others". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2020-09-13. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  14. "The Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International Takes the Lead in Humanitarian Efforts Across the African Continent". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  15. editor (2019-12-14). "Oyakhilome Foundation Touching Lives Globally". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  16. editor (2019-11-03). "Oyakhilome Foundation Offers Free Education to 400 Children". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2021-03-16.

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