The Abel Ogundokun Odeleye Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization with a steadily Growing Outreach Programs in support of Community Service and Educational Needs of the Ilora and AFIJIO peoples extending throughout Oyo State and Nigeria.
By continuously assessing the educational and community service needs of the target cities, towns and villages, and by providing the needed support for individuals and the community, including scholarship awards for deserving students and healthcare support for needy residents.
In our view, credibility is the true engine of a nonprofit organization like AOOF. Well meaning people will support you with their purse as well as their sweat as long as they recognize that your organization and its leaders stand for higher ethical standards are above reproach. Although one of our visions is to see what we're doing replicated across Nigeria, our identity will always remain in direct, hands-on unpaid community service. This is a grassroots effort by people committed to honoring the legacy of a great man. Our volunteers sign up to help because they want to make a difference.
We are a registered charity in the State of Michigan, and we comply with all laws and regulations. We are also a registered tax exempt [501(c)(3)] organization with the USA Department of Internal Revenue Services. We are 100% volunteer based, and no officer of the organization receives any compensation from the foundation.
Currently, all of our outreach work is done in the AFIJIO community of Nigeria. We draw a lot of our support from the local general hospital, volunteer effort of many local medical practitioners, and commitment of supplies and funding from our supporters locally and abroad. Without this support and commitment, the goals of AOOF would be unattainable.
The funds are dispensed only by personnel of the AOOF, and directly toward the goals of the foundation. When infrastructure projects are embarked upon by the foundation, there is direct supervision of the contracted work from inception to completion. The annual infrastructure projects are determined by direct consultation with the local chiefs, community leaders and local religious leaders, and in consideration of the funding available.
While most other organizations support the needs in larger cities or provides assistance through the governmental entities, AOOF is concentrating on the unmet needs in the smaller towns of a small corner of the world. While the world focuses on the eradication of communicable diseases like HIV AIDS, AOOF's focus is on equally deadly diseases like malaria, hypertension, diabetes, and many water-borne illnesses.