INTRODUCTION

InnerCity Mission was birthed in December 2004 after the Founder, Rev Dr Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.), the President of LoveWorld Inc, made a profound statement “Every Child is your Child”.

The Innercity Mission for children went on to be registered in Nigeria in the year 2005 with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Abuja, RC No CAC/IT/NO 41931.We are a faith-based, Non-Governmental Organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council under the auspices of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI).
Believing in the future of indigent children and taking action to reach and meet their needs is one of our CORE.

Believing in the future of indigent children and taking action to reach and meet their needs is one of our CORE.

Over the years, our programs and interventions in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)have impacted the lives of over 20 million indigent beneficiaries mostly children around the world in underserved, hard-to-reach communities, from one country in 2005, to over 60 countries in 2020.

Remember, every child is your child! Help children, don’t ignore children. They are our extension, they are our future. No matter how dirty or untouchable they are, think again, one day you were just that small, but you were fortunate to have someone help you, many of these are fortunate to have us if we would only open our hearts, our minds, our eyes and ignore them no more. We need to help give them a home, we need to help give them an education, we need to help cloth them. As small as they are, as needy as they are, as frustrated as they are, they have dreams, we can help make those dreams come true

Rev Dr Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.) 2004


But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven
Matthew 19:14 KJV

MISSION STATEMENT

To create an environment where every child survives, live above poverty and become an active participant in socio-economic development irrespective of race, colour or gender. Through our Education, healthcare, food, livelihood, advocacy, and humanitarian aid programs, we strive to ensure every child succeeds in life by providing indigent children and poor families with Christ-centred care and sustained solutions to issues caused by poverty     

VISION

A world free of poverty, where every child has equal opportunities to thrive and fulfill their God-given potentials.   

OUR CORE VALUES

  1. We are a people of Faith: Our Christian faith compels us to respond to the needs of orphaned, vulnerable and disadvantaged children, we believe that God would transform their lives in partnership with our actions
  2. A community of Hope: We are confident of our expectations that each child we reach will rise to their full potential and realize God’s purpose in their lives. This inspires and drives us daily to bring hope to children and by extension their families through our impactful interventions
  3. We are Accountable: We account for our activities, accept responsibility for them and share results in a transparent manner.
  4. Servants of Love: We love all children regardless of their color, race, religion, economic status and gender, we believe that to bring about the change we seek, we must demonstrate unconditional love.
  5. Authentic Relationships: We are dedicated to developing genuine partnerships and relationships based on trust.
  6. Respect and Integrity: We value each individual and model honesty in all Donor interactions.

 OUR SDG FOCUS

  • No Poverty : SDG 1
  • Zero Hunger: SDG 2
  • Good Health and Well-being: SDG 3
  • Quality Education: SDG4
  • Gender Equality: SDG 5
  • Clean Water and Sanitation: SDG 6
  •  Decent work and Economic Growth: SDG 8
  • Sustainable Cities and communities: SDG 11
  • Peace, Justice and strong institutions: SDG 16
  • Partnerships for the Goals: SDG 17

OUR PROGRAMMATIC AREAS

  • Education 
  • Feeding 
  • Family Strengthening & Livelihood
  • Shelter 
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Health and Nutrition
  •  Child Safety and Advocacy
  • Faith and Development