The impact that young leaders have been making in Africa has been documented recently by The Future African Leaders Foundation. The 7th FALA Awards ceremony revealed the successes of just ten young people who are instigating projects and changing the lives of the communities they reside in. Keynote speaker and revered African leaders Ellen Johnson Sirleaf noted,” I looked at the many activities those in their countries and go beyond borders, you’ve been able to promote activities and change the lives of others, they have come together to be part of this program.”
This program is part of a larger organization. Under the watchful eye and guidance of Pastor Chris, the ‘Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International’ (COFI) is having an ever-widening impact. ” COFI believes in supporting strong foundations of community by promoting good governance, accountable leadership and sustainable development in Africa and in other vulnerable parts of the world.
To facilitate this vision there is a need for people to actualize this vision. The Humanitarian Volunteer Network (HVN) is a worldwide network of Christian activists committed to delivering sustainable solutions to indigent children and families in nations in crisis and deprived communities around the world.
As part of the Inner-city Mission for Children, these dedicated volunteers are given a platform to live out the Christian notion of kindness. These volunteers become social and development experts, medical outreach specialists, fundraising authorities and the most important part of an army doing God’s work.
What am I being a part of?
COFI has had many staggering achievements this year. One such highlight was that donations to the Inner-City Mission Food Bank helped to achieve its goal of providing 50 million meals to indigent children in 2019. Be a part of the goal of providing more meals in 2020.
Another aim of the network is to gather those with skills and utilize them in humanitarian aid, social work, public service, and education to achieve the goal of the Inner-City Mission for Children to reach indigent children and families around the world. As a member of the Humanitarian Volunteer Network, there are many opportunities available for you to volunteer with the Inner-City Mission for Children.
Who is part of this?
Mahatma Gandhi said,” The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” The volunteers come from different walks of life, from different countries and cultures. The common aim is to impact the lives of the neglected in their communities. Miss Kent Great Britain volunteered with us, carrying out fundraising events for the Inner-City Mission.
No matter what profession you are in or where you are located, or where you are from, you can be a volunteer. You spend time carrying out intervention projects and programs for indigent children and families in your country or other countries. The Inner-City Mission to respond to crisis and emergency situations through the ‘Hope Relief Missions.’ Pastor Chris said,” You never have fulfillment until you live for other people.”
Be part of something bigger
The Humanitarian Volunteer Network also partners other volunteer causes around the world on days such as International Day of Service, International Day of Charity, World Humanitarian Day and, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. These opportunities also include specific assignments or activities using your skills, talents and professional expertise.
Community outreach and reaching out to the poverty-stricken, one community at a time, will make the world a better place to live in. This year, volunteers reached out to communities, providing medical assistance and healthcare to thousands of beneficiaries. In 2020, we will be reaching out to more communities, and you can be a part of it too by volunteering with the Inner-City Mission. Sign up and be part of something special in your community.