AFOPA is an indigenous not-for-profit organization, set-up to empower the communities of Ohaji in Ohaji/Egbema local government Area of Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa by providing them access to resources and opportunities that can help them achieve financial freedom, personal safety and self-development
Ohaji-Egbema is an oil-rich Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is Mmahu-Egbema. It has an area of 890 km² and a population of over 182,538. AFOPA is specifically set up to mobilise resources of the Ohaji indigens living outside Nigeria and their supporters for the development of Ohaji.
The Ohaji communities have experienced decades of poverty, community assets violation, neglect, insecurity with many suffering from hunger, malnutrition, poor sanitation, homelessness and ill health due to either lack of medical facilities and/or use of fake or inappropriate medicines and medical practitioners.
Partner with us and help Ohaji communities succeed
The AFOPA owes its gratitude to our partners for the progress we have made in our mission to empower the Ohaji communities. We work with local charities, Governmental agencies and companies, in addition to international not-for-profit & for-profit ventures, humanitarian groups, foreign embassies/Governments and associations, to provide aid, food, water, education, medicines and training to the Ohaji communities.
Now more than ever, the world needs moral leadership – egalitarian crusaders who can help create a world where everyone is welcome. We invite organizations who are passionate about creating a change and contributing to the welfare of indigenous communities, to partner with us. By partnering with AFOPA you can help better the lives of the Ohaji communities by offering them a hopeful and secure future that allows them to blossom and shine.
Our vision & Mission
Vision: To provide men, women and children of the Ohaji communities a voice. To offer opportunities for personal development and advancement in an environment free of corruption, bureaucracy, bigotry and gender bias.
Mission: To help the Ohaji communities overcome decades of deprivation, poverty, conflict and displacement, through economic freedom, knowledge enhancement, increased personal safety and equitable opportunities.
- To restore dignity of life to the men, women and children of the Ohaji
- To rehabilitate displaced individuals in a safe environment, which is accessible to resources.
- To provide medical assistance to individuals who need immediate care.
- To help victims of violence manage their trauma.
- To close the disparity between genders with regards to access to education, healthcare and job opportunities.
- To make community members employable through skills training (adults) and education (children).
- To create awareness about fundamental human rights and encourage community participation
- To improve agricultural produce of the Ohaji people through education and supplies of state of the art agricultural technologies
Chidi lives in USA, he works with diplomats, politicians, celebrities, humanitarians, musicians, scientists, philanthropists, corporate directors, business people, academicians and leading professionals from various disciplines, to spread the message about Afopa to the world.
Ike lives in UK, he is the brainchild of a group of passionate community workers, committed to the upliftment of the Afopa. Our Board consists of the founding members of various leading humanitarian organizations and is coordinated by the esteemed Ike & Sr. Manager. Our members hail from over 99 countries, specialise in different domains and occupy positions right from the advisory to the grassroots level.