Who We Are
The Foundation is an independent private Nigerian philanthropic organisation committed to improving the quality of life for the disadvantaged Nigerian youths, by creating intervention schemes and supporting interventions implemented by other government and private organizations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), faith-based organisations, youth organisations, women’s groups and similar groups working in Nigeria.
Established by Chief Dr. Uzoma Obiyo as a tribute to his mother, the foundation aims to promote and continue the life-long of an inspiring role model, a woman of charity and care and a great Amazon Late Dame Emily Ahunna Obiyo, a treasured mother of blessed memory.
The Obiyo foundation will be involved with youth affairs, and the rehabilitation of youths affected by drug abuse to get assistance with furthering their education. Nigeria is currently ranked top 10 in the world on the global ranking of countries affected by drug abuse.
To create a platform and safe environment to empower youths giving them access to education and mentorship creating a progressive safe haven for educational development.
A Nigeria where all young people have access to affordable quality health care, education and equal opportunities to realize their potential for further growth of the economy and country.
The values of the foundation revolves around community support initiatives, youth empowerment, philanthropy and societal engagement.
Dr. Uzoma C. Obiyo (K.S.c) - Founder
An astute hardworking businessman and magnate recognized for outstanding excellence and a model for future leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs, Chief (Dr.) Uzoma C. Obiyo is the distinguished Group CEO/ Chairman of Multi-net Group Ltd, a parent corporation to subsidiaries; Multi-net system Ltd, Sammany Infotech services Ltd, Sweam and Nobel Energy Ltd, One Nation Energy Platform Ltd, Bill Network System Ltd, Double Edge Surveillance System Ltd, Wittengisen &Walter Ltd and Kasteel Properties Ltd.
Anthonia Annie Obilana - Executive Director
Anthonia Annie Obilana is an entrpreneur and professional with a Bachelors degree in Media Practices and Screen Cultures from the University of Hertfordshire. After her academic life, she began her professional career in the retail and corporate banking industry, becoming heavily involved in youth development and women empowerment. She is a trainer, mentor and motivational speaker giving speeches in schools, various youth clubs and seminars. Upon her visit to Nigeria in 2016, she was confronted with the depreciation of the minors and their dependence on drugs. This prompted her to start seeking ways to create awareness in schools and social gatherings.
“We must face tomorrow with acceptance and determination. We must take sides because silence encourages the tormentor, we owe it to the generations-to-come to do better and not live in the mistakes that have already been made.” – Anthonia Annie Obilana