Organizing For Opportunities
Organizing For Opportunities

AN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

  Individual Self-Actualization; Community Self-Determination

About Us

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The mission of Organizing For Opportunities is to create and advocate for opportunities and facilitate the use of such opportunities by all Nigerians, in economic and commercial activities, education and workforce development, civic engagement and public service, and the elimination of all religion-based and ethnicity-based discrimination

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The vision of Organizing for Opportunities is to ensure a society in which all citizens have access to opportunities in all legitimate sectors of the society and are adequately prepared to take advantage of those opportunities. 

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  • The principal goals of the organization are:
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and programs  securing opportunities in all sectors of the society.
  • To create and facilitate entrepreneurship and business development for the youth,  towards economic self-reliance.
  • To remove all illegal barriers to access to opportunities.
  • To facilitate workforce development and quality education.
  • To facilitate the engagement of citizens in civic discuss and responsibilities.
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate ethnic-based and religion-based hatred   among the citizens through democratic processes.
  • To educate citizens about their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to  secure the exercise thereof

OUR PROJECTS

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Conference on Progressive Politics in Nigeria

This annual event brings politicians and scholars from different perspectives, as well as ordinary citizens, to discuss the concept of progressive politics in the Nigerian context and to proffer ideas on how to advance progressivism.  

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Building Community Centers

(Starting with one at Lorji): We believe the villages and rural areas deserve similar amenities as are found in the cities and urban areas. As such, we are committed to collaborating with communities to build community centers for lifelong learning, recreation, and gathering. The first of such centers is being built at Lorji, in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State, Nigeria. 

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Marketplace Rebuilding and Refurbishment

  

In our communities, the marketplaces are not just for commerce. The marketplaces are also spiritual, religious, and political gathering joints. As such, we will work with communities to rebuild and refurbish marketplaces to become modern, clean, and easily accessible. 

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Environmental Protection and Preservation Projects

  

Clean environments contributes to the health and wellness of communities. Through our environmental projects, we organize communities to protect and preserve their natural environments and keep them clean.

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Youth Leadership and Peaceful Activism Training

  

The emergence of the leaders of tomorrow cannot be left to accidents. By design, we aim to instill state-of-the-art best practices in leadership for the youth. We train them for peaceful protests and activism for community and national change, as well as in the practice of conflict resolution.

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Youth Skills Development and Job Placements

  

It is not enough to acquire skills; it is important to provide young people with opportunities to use those skills in community building and providing incomes to support themselves and their families. 

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Financial Literacy and Microfinancing

 The management of money is an acquired skill. In collaboration with financial institutions, we provide seminars in financial literacy. We also provide micro-financing for entrepreneurial and educational pursuits for young people in particular. 

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Literacy Education

  

The more people are literate, the more access to information and better decision making they will have.  Through this project, reading and writings skills in both English and Nigeria languages are encouraged..

The Leadership

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Dr. Ugorji O. Ugorji, Founder and President. Dr. Ugorji is a writer, author, publisher, and scholar-activist, with expertise in human capital development and global security studies. After over 25 years of professional work in public administration in the United States of America, Dr. Ugorji returned to Nigeria to establish Organizing For Opportunities.

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Barrister Chijioke Ugorji, Executive Assistant to the President and Manager of OFO’s Micro-Finance Program. He is also designated as the Corporate Secretary for the organization. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013, Barrister Ugorji is a graduate of Imo State University.

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Barrister Chigozie Ibeh, Corporate Council. An alumnus of the University of Abuja and a lawyer with over six years of practice in Nigeria, Barrister Ibeh will serve as Corporate Council to OFO. He liaises with and provides legal counsel to the Board of Trustees and the Administrative officers of the organization on all legal matters and represent the group in legal matters or assign such to other legal firms as necessary. 

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Mr. Chilenwa Metu, Communications Coordinator. Mr. Chilenwa Metu has a Master’s degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in English Language. His Bachelor’s degree, also in English was also obtained from UNN. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in the same field. Metu handles communications and mobilization strategies for OFO. 

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Uchenna Iroegbu Ugorji (Mrs.), Treasurer. Uchenna is a member of the Board of Trustees who coordinates our scholarship and girl education initiatives.  She is a healthcare professional who is currently pursuing degrees in nursing and business administration. 

Contact Us

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Phones: Corporate Secretary - 08064259052

     :President - +16098519484 (US)

Organizing For Opportunities

Suite B-59 Efab Mall Amandu Bello Way, Area II, Garki, Abuja

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