GEOFFREY ONWUZULIKE IBEAGHA FOUNDATION -GOIF is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization with a primary interest in developing communities by taking action at the basic level in the areas of health, education, and welfare.
We are a bridge between benefactors who share in our mission and vision to care for the welfare (Shelter, food and clothing) education, and health of the less privileged and vulnerable children such as young indigents orphans, adolescents, children and the destitute.
GOIF activities started in 2013, as an informal association of individuals with a common interest of assisting the less privileged, within and around their communities, coming together to source for resources among themselves to collectively care for the education of identified less privileged children in the society like young orphans, adolescents and indigents in general.
Over the years, the number of beneficiaries continued to grow, making the fund from individual member contributions inadequate to satisfy the objectives.
About three years on in 2016, the decision was taken as a necessity to formalize the association and seek external assistance hence the incorporation of GOIF so as to extend the good work to a larger society.
At the GOIF, we are actualizing our mission supported by a board of trustees, staff and volunteers comprising professionals in Education, Nutrition, Health, Finance, Engineering and Administration with a combined vast experience in social outreach and programs.
GOIF is currently based in Akwa-Ibom State, Abia State, Enugu State, and Abuja FCT and in Anambra State Nigeria.
To create awareness among the community people on the prevailing socio-economic situation and encourage them to actively participate in socio-economic development programs.
To design and implement suitable projects and programs with emphasis on Welfare, Education and Healthcare – with emphasis on the
Children, and Nutrition in the following areas:
-Promotion of uptake of routine immunization, ante-natal care & skilled birth attendance.
-Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.
-Nutrition including exclusive breastfeeding and vitamin A supplementation.
-Environmental sanitation including personal & environmental hygiene.
-Malaria prevention via use of insecticide treated nets.
To develop skill based training programs for adolescents to compliment formal education and provide a platform for economic development.
To train and develop the capacity of volunteers, field workers and contact persons in communities, on welfare Education, and Healthcare.
To carry out relevant issues-based research in communities and publish reports.
To co-operate and partner with Governmental Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations in working towards a common goal of developing communities.
To ensure cost effective community-based access to healthcare especially for children and women.
To interact with communities in a manner that protects and preserves their culture and tradition in conformity with human rights.
To operate the organization and ensure transparency in a manner consistent with approved standards, guidelines and best practices for non-profit humanitarian organizations.
To seek and receive subscriptions, donations and other supports from persons, institutions or organizations from domestic and international benefactors and commit same to the purposes of GOIF
To do all such other things as are necessary or and support the attainment of the objects of the GOIF