The Chike Okoli Foundation is a non-profit organization established to further the ideals of Late Chike Edward Okoli, A talented Lawyer and budding entrepreneur who died as a result of an undetected coronary artery disease, five days after his 25th birthday. The Foundation was set up to promote the passion of his life (Entrepreneurship) and to combat the cause of his death (cardiovascular diseases.)
The main focus at COF includes ensuring that every young Nigerian will be fully Knowledgeable about the dangers of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), and the available preventive measures and treatment options as well as adequately equipping every young Nigerian with entrepreneurial skills to enable him/her set up and manage a profitable business of his/her choice. This is our own poverty reduction strategy to complement the efforts being made by Government at different levels.
The Foundation has reached out to more than 11 million people across Nigeria and set out to tackle this problem by raising awareness among the Nigerian population, principally the youths. It targets the broad population through various informative channels that include radio, newspapers, brochures, posters and the internet.
The VISION of Chike Okoli Foundation
The VISION of Chike Okoli Foundation is that every young Nigeria will be fully aware of the dangers of cardiovascular disease (CVDs), and equipped with entrepreneurial skills to support the building of a healthy and prosperous nation.
The MISSION of Chike Okoli Foundation
Our Mission is to foster lifestyle adjustments and an entrepreneurial culture among Nigerians by promoting business education and creating awareness about cardiovascular Health.
We've Reached Out To over
Million Across Nigeria
Volunteers in Nigeria
What We Do
Chike Okoli Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies
Chike Okoli Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (COCES) is a mission borne out of a heartfelt vision to re-train, re-tool, and re-skill, a Nigerian youths to make them more relevant in an increasingly contracting global economy.
This is an annual event organized by the Centre to mark the international day against poverty. The Centre has hosted four editions of Rags to Riches Seminar. Distinguished and well acclaimed Entrepreneurs constituted as resource persons to share their own experience and encourage Entrepreneurship, which has been the goal for enterprise and bedrock to eradicating poverty.
Since inception, the Foundation has reached out to more than 11 million youths across Nigeria. It targets the population through various informative channels that include radio, newspaper and regular community outreaches.
The Heart & Soul Gala is an annual social event organized by the Chike Okoli Foundation to mark its anniversary. It is also targeted at raising awareness about the foundation’s core projects, as well as soliciting support for the sustainability of COF’s projects.
Social Entrepreneur Chairman, Aart of Life Foundation
Dr. Alex Otti, (Ugwu Aro)
Former Managing Director Diamond Bank Plc.
Chief Sir Emma Bishop
Okonkwo, OFR Chairman, Ekulo Group Company
Mazi Sam I. Ohuabunwa, OFR, MON
Managing Consultant, Starteam Consult Ltd
Chief Evelyn Oputu
Founder, Ovie Brume Foundation
In celebration of CHIKE EDWARD OKOLI, we introduce the CHIKE OKOLI FOUNDATION in advancement of the very virtues he lived and hoped and worked for. He genuinely wanted everybody to tell a better story.