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Overview


Afikpo Organization, Inc. (AOI) is the apex organization for Afikpo people in the United States of America. AOI is registered with the State of Iowa and the IRS as a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization.

Origins

What became AOI started as Afikpo Development Association (ADA) in 1993 with members drawn from the tri-state New York / New Jersey / Connecticut area. ADA’s goals were to unite and support its members and occasionally assist those in the homeland. As it grew in size to include members and supporters across the United States and beyond, the association’s goals also expanded to include cultural education and humanitarian services as key priorities.

Goals

Our goals include improving/preserving the quality of life, dignity and culture of Afikpo people by:

  • Providing free medical care for indigent patients through the annual medical missions. To learn more, click here.
  • Promoting the rich cultural heritage of Afikpo people at home and in Diaspora. To learn more, click here.
  • Promoting the unity and philanthropic spirit of its members.

Membership & Leadership

AOI members include Afikpo people resident in the United States as well as their spouses, children and supporters. Members support AOI goals with membership fees and donations.

AOI is led by an executive team, a steering committee that serves as a board of directors, and heads of various committees. Whether elected or appointed, AOI executives serve as volunteers and receive no compensation. To learn more about the executives, click here.

Partnerships

AOI is affiliated and maintains working relationships with several partners including:

  • Rotary Club of Afikpo
  • Mater Misericordia Hospital
  • Pro-Health
  • EGGON Group
  • Ambassadors-at-large (individual partners)

These partners have helped AOI execute projects in the past. AOI is currently seeking additional partners (individuals and organizations) interested in assisting us to implementation our goals. To partner with us, please fill out this form or contact us.