Eagles’ H.O.P.E Charity Foundation, popularly known as HOPE Foundation (H.O.P.E being acronym for Helping Other People Excel), is the community development initiative of the Covenant University Alumni Association (CUALA).
About the Founder(s)
On October 1st 2011, Reginald Bassey, Olufemi Taiwo, Kemi Onabanjo-Joseph, Iruka(Obi) Omenye, Ada Sonia Peters, Kunle Jinadu, David Aremu founded HOPE, together with a handful of part-time students and professional volunteers. They adopted the Girls Correctional Facility, Idiaraba, and later on, the Lagos State Model College, Meiran, where they ran several modules of their custom-built CITY (Catch & Inspire Them Young) Curriculum which is focused around five core themes – Personal Transformation & mastery, Leadership, Educational Excellence, National Development consciousness and Entrepreneurship/ Innovation.
They took these trainings to various schools, and in the summer of the same year, a Summer Leadership Camp for teenagers to further teach these values and concepts in an atmosphere of inspiration and fun was put together.
Presently led by Remi Ademiju and Tobi David as Executive Directors, HOPE Foundation continues to live by its mission to help other people excel at transforming their society by educating and empowering them to be effective change agents. Here, they are concerned about making the quest for leadership development a commonplace.
The unrelenting efforts at this noble mission over the years have led to the various recognition and honorary awards for HOPE among which are:
- Lagos State Appreciation Award (2013)
- Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative representation by Kemi Onabanjo (2014).
- Leap Africa Innovation Recognition of founding Executive Director, Femi Taiwo (2015)
HOPE strives to ensure their programs, projects and activities deliver desired outputs and drive established outcomes. All through the years, they have been able to create two operational hubs in Lagos and Abuja, covered over 20 states, and reached 8 countries. Still within the span of 8 years, they have made an impact in the lives of over 15,000 individuals in the country.
In this organization, they wish to see the CHANGE that’s preached occur in the lives of their respondents which includes Teenagers, Young adults and the Elderly. Thus, why the foundation engages in unique projects and trainings that address every stage in life.
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To Volunteer and donate: visit: http://eagleshopefoundation.org/donate/
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Lagos Address: 21, Olatunbosun Street, Off Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland – Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Ogun Address: Covenant University Alumni Secretariat, 3rd Floor, CUCRID Building, Covenant University, Canaan land, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.