Heritage for Women And Youth Empowerment Initiative is a non- profit, non-governmental organization with a vision to empower and help women and youths discover and develop their potentials thereby becoming financially empowered and purpose driven. The vision was born out of a concern to reach out to the growing number of jobless women, idle youth and children roaming the streets particularly in the Northern and middle belt region of Nigeria.
To empower less privileged women and youths to discover and fulfill their purpose, achieve their destiny, and be relevant in the society.
To provide necessary mental, financial, intellectual, moral, social and other worthwhile resources in partnership with relevant stakeholders, to less privileged women and youths in selected rural communities that will build and empower them, encourage self motivation and enable them to become self actualized and highly productive members of the society.
Board of Trustees
Our board of trustees is made up of successful and highly accomplished individuals locally and internationally. We have highlighted their profiles below.
Engineer Idowu Omage
Engineer idowu Omage is a 1981 graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Auchi Polytechnic. He also has an MBA from University of Benin.
His work career began in Benin Technical College through Seepc Nigeria Ltd, Nitro Altlasco and Nasco group Nigeria where he currently serves as a consultant. He has several years work experience both in private and public service and has implemented several multi-million naira projects.
He is a senior pastor in The Redeemed Christian Church of God, having been ordained in 1998, a Christian of over 40 years. He has served the Christian community in various capacities. He is married, enjoys football, lawn tennis and music.
Rev. George Chukwunike Osademe
A 1980 graduate of Accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic, Rev. George Chukwunike Osademe also holds an MBA from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma Edo State. He began his working career in Shell Petroleum Development Company, went on briefly to Warri Refining Petrochemical Company, Delta steel company and moved over to NNPC in 1985. He joined IDSL from PPMC, and was there till retirement in January 2014.
A member of several professional associations including NIM and ANAN, Rev. George Chukwunike Osademe is a faithful Christian, who has a passion for God, has served in various capacities and held various positions of authority. He is a family man whose hobbies include watching football, counseling and hospitality.
Dr Bose Ola
Bose Ola graduated with an MBBS from the University of Ife in 1986 and specialised in anesthesia in 1995. She has attended several courses in and outside the country.
She started her working career at Oyo State Hospitals Management Board in 1986, went through Fimolu Medical Centre, Ring Road State Hospital, Jericho General Hospital, Jericho Nursing Home, and is currently at Adeoyo Maternity Hospital, Ibadan. She has worked in the medical directorate from 1997 to date. A committed Christian; Dr Ola has received several awards for professional achievements and for service to humanity, including a Rotary club award. She is married with children and enjoys cooking, traveling, meeting people and facing challenges.
Dr. Edith Okoi
Dr. Edith Okoi graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Ilorin. She worked with the National Hospital Abuja, Pro -Health Nigeria and Reddington Hospital, Lagos before she proceeded to Atlanta, USA. An amazing lady, Dr. Okoi loves and has been in mission all her life. She is married with children.
Pastor Gilbert Imuetinyan Osaze Aimufua
A graduate of University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria, Pastor Gilbert Imuetinyan Osaze Aimufua holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems, with a Philosophy degree in view. He was a banker, now senior lecturer with Nasarawa State University. He is involved in teaching and research in Computer Science, with special interest in data mining and warehousing plus information technology security.
Pastor Gilbert has been the coordinator for Mathematical Sciences/Laboratory, Supervisor School of Post-Graduate Studies, Member, Information and Telecommunication Committee and Nsuk Scientific Journal. He is also a member of Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), Certified member of Computer Professional of Nigeria (CPM).
Pastor Mrs. Tope Omage
Pastor Tope Omage studied Accounting at Auchi Polytechnic and proceeded to obtain MBA at the Ambrose Ali University. An associate of WIMBIZ, fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and an Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has over 30 years experience in Public service, has attended several courses and received several awards for professional and community service. Pastor Mrs. T. Omage is happily married, enjoys cooking, traveling, welfare and marriage counseling.
Maj. Gabriel Adofikwu
Maj. Gabriel Adofikwu obtained his senior secondary school certificate from Government Secondary School, Otukpo Benue state; Higher School Certificate from Government College, Kastina-Ala, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, Nigeria. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, from University of Lagos Nigeria and MBA from, Los Angeles, California, USA. He worked as investments analyst and projects monitoring officer at Ondo state and was a lecturer at Kaduna Polytechnic. He also worked as logistics officer in the Nigerian Army from 1979-1993 and management consultant at the international consultancy firm, Management and Economic Development Associates Limited (MEDAL), Lagos, Abidjan and Yaounde.
He served as executive director of development and management expert at DAMEX consult Nigeria Limited.He is a designer and coordinator of rural development strategies and programmes for NGOs and private investors, programme director and consultant to Mission to Save the Helpless, an NGO responsible for rural health and development support for the less privileged. Maj. Adofikwu is member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Management (NIPR). He has been involved with rural development strategies for typical communities in Nigeria, especially in Plateau, Taraba and Benue states.
Stephanie obtained her senior secondary school certificate from Canaan High School Jos, went on to University of Houston, TX in USA for Bachelor of Science degree in 2011 and University of Texas, Health Science Center for master’s degree in public health, in 2013. Her experiences and contributions to the society include student worker/peer advisor from 2007- 2008 during which she advised students on ways to achieve academic success at University of Houston-Downtown.
In 2008, she was a volunteer at The MD Anderson Cancer Center Diagnostic Imaging Center in Houston Texas, where she assisted PET technologists with scans. Also in 2008, she worked as a laboratory support volunteer at Faith Alive Foundation Jos, Plateau state Nigeria were she was involved in support for HIV/AIDS patients receiving treatment at this non-governmental organization (NGO).
In 2012 she was a summer intern at Baylor Teen Health Clinic at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston TX and served as a pregnancy counselor in 2012-2013, at the Downtown Pregnancy Help Center Houston, TX. In summer 2013, she worked at the Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin doing biomedical informatics research. A very focused and determined lady, Stephanie has her medical degree in view at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia