The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI) joins the world in commemorating Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, a day which is observed every year all over the world since 1948. This year’s theme for Human Rights Day is “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.”
UNESCO’s website states:
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings. In December 1948, UNESCO was the first United Nations agency to place the Universal Declaration at the heart of all its action, to promote it across the world through education and the media.”
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay was quoted as saying: “More than ever before, we are aware of what UNESCO’s mandate, to its broadest and fullest extent, can do to help us develop together the “common standard” defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this day, we invite all the players in every society to rally alongside UNESCO in order to give the future a more human face.”
Chris Oyakhilome, the Humanitarian
Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI) is a passionate philanthropist who seeks to promote human welfare.
The dictionary defines a humanitarian as someone who is actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, and who has no prejudice toward human suffering on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or national divisions.
Through COFI, Chris Oyakhilome helps the most vulnerable people and communities in the poorest areas of the world. He has established NGOs with the mission of delivering vital services to the needy.
COFI has five partners that are all dedicated to raising the living standards in some of the most underdeveloped and forgotten areas.
Under the COFI umbrella are the InnerCity Mission (ICM) for Children, the Volunteer Medical Corps (VMC), Trauma Care International Foundation (TCIF), Future Africa Leaders Foundation (FALF), and the Bible For All Mission. Each of these organizations works to improve the lives of those in need through health, education, and empowerment.
Through COFI and The InnerCity Mission, Chris Oyakhilome believes in supporting strong foundations of community and sustainable development in Africa and in other vulnerable parts of the world in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals. for Christ and with
Campaigns and Initiatives
As we head into the festive season, it is important to remember that many children rely on free school meals as they are lifelines to families who struggle financially. For our pupils across the InnerCity Mission Network of Schools who enjoy daily free school meals, we ensure that it continues even as school is due to close for the Christmas holidays.
Through our various campaigns and initiatives with our partners, sponsors, and volunteers we are spreading love, joy & hope through the distribution of 5 million Christmas portions of hearty meals and gifts to needy children and families in slums, inner cities, and IDP camps around the world for whom nothing is prepared for. This is just one initiative taking place at this time of the year. Our work and dedication to indigent communities never stop as we strive to offer a life of dignity, freedom, and justice for all.