Ikeoha Foundation is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Senator (Dr) Ike Ekweremadu, CFR, and his wife, Dr. Nwanneka Ekweremadu. It was registered under the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2004.
Ikeoha Foundation envisions a more just and equitable society in which all individuals,families and communities have meaningful opportunities to improve the quality of their lives for themselves and future generations.
To provide for the basic educational and health needs of families living in poverty and below the radar of government-sponsored interventions. We do this through enhancing their access to quality education and healthcare, and by building their capacity to participate in mainstream social, political and economic activities of their communities.
Our Core Beliefs
Access to information, and social amenities is a basic human right
Building people’s capacity to act for themselves is the basis of philanthropy
Human capital development is the surest way to expanding people’s life opportunities
All men and women have equal rights in society, contribute equally to societal development, and should have equal, unfettered, access to societal resources
We should carry out all our programme/project activities in a manner that will be environmentally sound, thereby leaving a part of today for tomorrow
What We Do
Woman and Youth Empowerment
Our Score Cards
Over 12, 000 women and youths have received basic education in our 37 Adult Literacy Centres
Over 2, 572 students have completed their university education courtesy of our bursary scheme
51 undergraduate students are enjoying full university scholarship
15 schools, their quiz masters and deserving students have received different categories of awards including complete sets of science equipment, text and exercise books and financial assistance by participating in our annual secondary schools quiz competition
20, 000 units of anti-malarial drugs distributed to malaria-endemic areas.
5, 477 adult learners fitted with reading glasses
25 Community Volunteers trained on tubercle-vigilance
Continuous awareness creation on HIV/Aids, TB, and Malaria
20 Co-operative societies supported with farming micro credit (to combat under-nutrition and expand livelihood options)
5,320 students have participated in our annual Under-18Football Competition since 2009
4,250 women and youths have been trained on modern agro farming
Over 1000 beneficiaries have participated in our ICT Training Programme
Over 6, 000 widows have been supported with household equipment, agro inputs and financial assistance since 2007
Engineering graduates have been supported to undergo training at the Science Equipment Development Institute, SEDI, Enugu