AOOF provides support for students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions that have demonstrated academic excellence, financial need, and community server or leadership within their communities. Currently, the support is provided to students with ties to the AFIJIO Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria.
AOOF supports targeted and general healthcare needs of the rural communities in the AFIJIO Local Government area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Through week-long free healthfair screening, diagnosis treatment and surgical intervention as well as year-round limited clinical support, our focus is in delivering basic healthcare to children and adults for whom healthcare is a luxury they cannot otherwise afford.
In consultation with community leaders and governmental entities and in the spirit of private/public partnership, AOOF provides infrastructure needs consistent with our Education and Healthcare objectives. While our Education and Healthcare Outreaches are annual events, our Infrastructure Outreach activities are usually deliberate and specifically funded.
Our Identity: In our view, credibility is the true engine of a nonprofit organization like AOOF. Well meaning people will support you with their purse as well as their sweat as long as they recognize that your organization and its leaders stand for higher ethical standards are above reproach. Although one of our visions is to see what we’re doing replicated across Nigeria, our identity will always remain in direct, hands-on unpaid community service. This is a grassroots effort by people committed to honoring the legacy of a great man. Our volunteers sign up to help because they want to make a difference.
Legal Status: We are a registered charity in the State of Michigan, USA and we comply with all laws and regulations. We are also a registered tax exempt [501(c)(3)] organization with the USA Department of Internal Revenue Services, and registered non-for-profit organization in Canada as well as Nigeria. We are 100% volunteer based, and no officer of the organization receives any compensation from the foundation.
Outreach: Our grassroots efforts are dedicated to support community advancement in three major areas, namely: Education, Healthcare and Infrastructure development. Currently, all of our outreach work is done in the AFIJIO community of Nigeria. We draw a lot of our Healthcare support from the local general hospitals, volunteer effort of many local medical practitioners, and commitment of supplies and funding from our supporters locally and abroad. Without this support and commitment, the goals of AOOF would be unattainable.
Fiduciary Duty: The funds are dispensed only by personnel of the AOOF, and directly toward the goals of the foundation. When infrastructure projects are embarked upon by the foundation, there is direct supervision of the contracted work from inception to completion. The targeted infrastructure projects are determined by direct consultation with the local chiefs, community leaders and local religious and public leaders, and in consideration of the funding available.
The AOOF Difference: While most other organizations support the needs in larger cities or provides assistance through the governmental entities, AOOF is concentrating on the unmet needs in the smaller towns of a small corner of the world. While the world focuses on the eradication of communicable diseases like HIV AIDS and Malaria, AOOF’s focus in on equally deadly diseases like hypertension, diabetes, common cancers and many water-borne illnesses.
We need and welcome your support and assistance!
Donate . . . financial support, school & healthcare supplies.
Volunteer . . . at home and abroad. No specialty necessary.
Suggest . . . what can we do better, less or more?