We have been fortunate to accomplish the following milestones in the past 13 years through community support and private donations. As part of our community engagement strategy, we would like to share a little about ourselves. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in hunger and poverty eradication. We believe that education is one of the tickets to success for many members of our communities … playing a major role in resolving hunger and poverty issues globally.
Giving Back to Community was established.
The purpose of this charity is to empower the needy by providing them with basic needs such as education and nutrition. We also want to create an environment to encourage those people to DREAM BIG and be the best versions of themselves.
Our first recurring project
We began our premier food distribution.
Since 2009 we have held a food distribution event annually, having hosted over 13 in Onitsha, Nigeria. We give needy families food items to help provide relief which enables them to meet other basic needs: renting homes, getting an education, finding employment and healthcare. The number of families benefiting from this distribution doubles annually.
Ogboli Primary School's library rehabilitation
Equipping a school library
We furnished the library at Ogboli Primary School in Onitsha, Nigeria with books, tables and chairs, shelves, carpeting, a celling fan and a computer. We aim to continue contributing towards development in the community by giving back to our host country and making a difference.
Ogboli Primary School repair
No more leaky roof!
We fixed the leaking roof at Ogboli Primary School in Onitsha, Nigeria. We want all students to be warm and comfortable in their classrooms as they learn.
St. Mary's Primary School library rehabilitation
Improving a school's environment
We furnished Saint Mary's Primary School library with books, tables and chairs, shelves, a computer, carpet tiles, a wall clock and a television - all to enhance the learning of students.
We awarded scholarships
Helping to educate
We awarded full scholarships to 12 high school students in Nigeria, Africa.
Focusing on the importance of PLAY
We built playgrounds at Ezechima Primary School, Obgoli Primary School, and Saint Mary's Primary School to help students have a better outdoor environment and the addition of PLAY as part of their curriculum.
Musical instruments provided
Music to our ears
We purchased and donated musical instruments to Saint Mary’s Primary School to help students enjoy a creative extracurricular activity - what better one than music!
Onitsha / USA Covid-19 Relief Fund
Helping families heal
We donated $500 to Onitsha / USA Covid-19 Relief Fund to assist families affected by the pandemic.
Library chair donation for Anglican Girls Secondary School
Everyone deserves a seat
We collaborated with the alumnae of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Onitsha, Africa to contribute library chairs during the rehabilitation of their library.
School supplies and winter accessories donation for Fannie Barnes Residence
We gave out goody bags to kids plus donated bookbags, stationeries, and winter accessories (socks, hats, gloves) to Fannie Barnes Residence in Brooklyn, New York.
Provided basic needs to Samaritan Dayton Village
Clean, warm & fruity!
We donated hygiene kits and winter accessories (hats, scarves, socks, gloves) to Samaritan Dayton Village in Jamaica, New York. We also distributed to them a variety of fruit: apples, oranges and bananas.
Item donations to Kaizen Academy
Warm for the winter
Kaizen Academy in Ozone Park, Queens, New York was the recipient of our donated school supplies (book bags, stationeries) and winter accessories (socks, hats, gloves); we also distributed goody bags to the students.
Medical needs for families in Tigray, Ethiopia
Vital medical attention
We donated $600 to help provide medical attention and relief to several families affected by the civil war in Tigray, Ethiopia. We coordinated the donation through a Tigrayan representative.
Provided capital for women-owned small businesses
I am woman!
We helped to empower three strong women from low income families by providing capital to set up their small business enterprises.
Provided student scholarships
Because everyone deserves to learn
We awarded full scholarships to two students from low income families in Nigeria, Africa.
Food drive in Long Island
Hunger in the states
After hosting a food drive, we donated the proceeds to vulnerable individuals in Elmont, Long Island, New York.
Donations of accessories, clothing and shoes
Helping the homeless
We donated much-needed winter accessories, clothing and shoes to homeless individuals at Fannie Barnes Residence in Brooklyn, New York.
Food, clothing, backpack distribution
We hosted our annual food distribution in Nigeria, plus distributed backpacks and clothing items to vulnerable children there.
To help those in need, we focus on ...
Saying NO! to starvation
Join us in our Giving Back to the World effort and make an impact on the communities we touch. Eliminating poverty means you are part of a much bigger picture – our vision is to eliminate starvation caused by extreme poverty. We assist individuals or families with little or no income. We envision a society where no child lives in poverty, no one goes to bed hungry, and all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential, since poor and starving children lag behind their peers.
Our ultimate goal is to use education as a weapon to bring significant change in various communities. We believe it is imperative to promote and foster scholastic achievement within various communities by improving quality and standard of education in schools, and by awarding scholarships and grants to deserving children facing financial constraints who might not be able to continue their education without help.
HOW WE WORK
… in the field
The issues we work on vary, yet they share
the characteristics of being significant and complicated. We hope to make our impacts long-lasting, and we know they will not be solved easily or quickly – we cannot solve
them on our own. We perform our work in collaboration with volunteers, stakeholders
and other partners who join us in taking risks and pushing for new solutions. Our collective efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger depend on the support and resources.
… in strategizing
We develop goals and strategies before allocating resources and making investments. We continually conduct research, collect and share data on our progress, and reflect on lessons learned. Essential to this process is ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders and partners which is rooted throughout our strategy lifecycle.
… in measuring and evaluating results
We focus on measuring progress toward our goals using the most important metrics, which support learning and adjustment. However, the nature and frequency of measurement depends on the type of work. Evaluation is a collaborative learning tool that provides us and our stakeholders with feedback so we can improve, adjust, and decide how best to achieve outcomes. We work to ensure that our stakeholders have the capacity and support they need.