InnerCity Mission was birthed in December 2004 after the Founder, Rev Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.), the President of LoveWorld Inc, made a profound statement “Every Child is your Child”.
The InnerCity Mission is a faith-based, Child-Centered, Non-Governmental Organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. We are registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Abuja, RC No CAC/IT/NO 41931.
Believing in the future of indigent children and taking action to reach and meet their needs, is the CORE of our work.
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 65 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 educate them, 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
To create an environment where every child survives, lives above poverty,y and becomes an active participant in socio-economic development irrespective of race, color, 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-centered care and sustained solutions to issues caused by poverty.
A world is free of poverty, where every child has equal opportunities to thrive and fulfill their God-given potential.
· 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
· Family Strengthening & Livelihood
· Humanitarian Response
· Health and Nutrition
· Child Safety and Advocacy
· Faith and Development