Welcome to Barr. Sam Otoboeze Foundation
The root of the Barr. Sam. Otoboeze Foundation is traceable to the life and time of Chief Ogbozor Otoboeze, who trained the first Ochima citizen to acquire Standard Six Certificate, but did not live long enough to train his first male child, Ozor Barth Otoboeze, beyond Standard Two. The academic fate of Sam, who was the 5th child in a polygamous family of 8 children, after the death of his father, could easily be imagined.
However, the favourable co-mingling of destiny with the grace of God did not only make Sam to graduate from the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, respectively, with his mates but helped him to practically understand the agonies of lack of basic resources and the need to support those in certain conditions. These experiences coupled with empathy and hope formed the root of the Foundation
Although Barr. Sam Otoboeze Foundation’s activities started way back in 1989; it was only formally inaugurated as a body on 28 Dec. 2010 by a group of individuals, who benefited from Sam’s support in one way or the other. In his inaugural speech, the Foundation’s Chairman, Mr. Ambrose Odumije, reiterated that the aim of forming the Foundation was to continue to grow the dreams and ideals of Sam by touching others in dire need of help, the way they were touched by Sam. From that day, all the humanitarian activities by Sam became channeled through the Foundation.
Our Vision is to give hope to the hopeless.
Our Mission is to improve security, safety and peace in our environment by empowering the needy, especially women, children and youths through skills acquisition training, scholarships, grants and provision of social amenities.
Objectives of the Foundation
The foundation among it's activities has the following objectives which it pursues to achieve
• To empower women, youth, orphans and the less privileged in the society.
• To assist and give hope/ succor to victims of various kinds of disasters in the society and skill acquisition training.
•To provide for the welfare of widows and orphans
•To build and establish factories / industries for the purpose of providing job opportunities and other forms of employment opportunities to the less privileged in the society.
The foundation course of pursing it objectives has produced, and donated exercise books and writing material to all primary school in Igbo Etiti LGA of Enugu State, it has created a skill acquisition scheme for training of people in various skill of human endeavor and in which he has a group of people undergoing training presently in the area of ladies shoe making, bead making, fashion and designing etc, for which it has in it budget a prposed skills acquisition site for the establishment of an industry that will house together al the various skill mention above and more..