AHIARA DEVELOPMENT UNION USA INC

We are on a mission to save our children and to empower them to be self-sufficient and future world leaders

aka American Global Rescue   |   Houston, TX   |  www.ahiara.org

Mission

Our mission is to save our children and their needy families in danger of various difficulties and terrible hardships of life.

Ruling year info

2000

Shepherd/CEO

Mr. Tobias G Ogu

Executive President

Mr. Luke I Anyanwu

Main address

P. O. Box 711473 Attn: The Executive President

Houston, TX 77271 USA

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EIN

76-0633134

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The major problem facing our organization now is to convince and secure benevolent governments, philanthropic organizations, companies and patriotic individuals to make inputs in the forms of funds and resources to help us carry out our various rescue programs. We aim to improve the lot of our disadvantaged and impoverished African Community, African American children, the youths and their needy families in danger of various difficulties and terrible hardships of life. We want to get the funds and resources to save the lives and improve the lots of our endangered, poor, illiterate, under-educated, sick, misdirected, homeless, physically, mentally and emotionally challenged children, young people, the elderly and their families.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Save Our Children: Teach US How To Fish.

In “Save Our Children: Teach US How To Fish So That We Can Fend For Ourselves Program”; the children are taught and tutored in subject matters that they would be taking in school.

They participate in different types of educational programs, fundraising events, sports, music, culture, leadership skills, democratic principles, excursion and field trips and talent search.

They are taught entrepreneurship skills, making them innovative and productive thinkers in different fields of human endeavors.

All the more, they are taught computer software installation, programming and basic computer skills, basic life-saving skills, how to become effective, proactive and patriotic leaders.

They are taught to become great and effective communicators, how to play musical instruments, which we are currently in dire need of and how to be self-reliant.

Currently, we do not have a steady system for funding our programs that are run completely on community donations and with the help of local volunteers, teachers, students, and citizens who are committed to the wellness and development of our disadvantaged community.

Thus, we humbly request for your generous donations of all kinds and amounts, which we will greatly appreciate and invest for the development of our children who will soon be future leaders, role models, success stories, community and world leaders.

To achieve the noble objectives, we need and request for the following equipment, tools and supplies.
1. Computers, software and printers
2. Mack Trucks, buses and cars
3. Building Materials
4. Musical, audio, video and studio recording equipment and accessories
5. Books, educational materials and equipment
6. Barber shop and salon equipment and supplies
7. Personal care Items
8. Food Items
9. Baby Care Products and Foods
10. Clothing Items, Shoes and Handbags
11. Uniform and Shoes
12. Office Equipment and Supplies
13. Photographic Equipment

Population(s) Served

We start from the very beginning when children are born to groom them in different aspects of life. We teach them the basics of family love, understanding, patience, co-operation, selfless sacrifice, integrity, courage, commitment and perseverance and of course sound education.

Fathers, mothers and the community go to any length to give our children the best education and upbringing to enable them to be self-reliant in future. Our children so brought up will in their time and turn look after their aged parents.

They will all the more contribute in cash and kind for the betterment of our community as well as offer leadership and training to the younger ones.

Population(s) Served

Ahiara Economic Empowerment program creates jobs for the jobless young men and women in our community. This is a program we give tools to the jobless young men to go to work and support their families.

As an authorized non-profit agency, we have opportunity to buy Mack Trucks through the Texas BUYBOARD catalog to give jobless young men in our disadvantage community so that they can fend for themselves and pay their taxes to the Government. We do not believe in free handouts, rather, we want to create opportunity to b self-sufficient.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Harris County 2003

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to teach, equip and empower our poor, hungry, illiterate, under-educated, sick, homeless, jobless, the apparently lost, physically and mentally challenged children, the youths, the elderly and the needy with the right education, tools, skills, resources and support to set them up so that they can be self-reliant, useful, resourceful, enterprising, and contributing members of our society.

We intend to retrieve them from their hopeless situations and counter-productive street lives and accomplish the noble role or task of transforming them into well-qualified professionals of various endeavors, community and world leaders. They will in their turn become role models, beacons of hope, peace, progress and enlightenment to others and help to set them up.

By so doing, we can help in switching off street crimes, improving the society and our world for love, peace and progress to reign on earth.

To effectively address the problems that confront our community, we have created the following program activities:

 Family Bond Enrichment
 Academic Enrichment
 Healthcare and Health Fair
 Stop Hunger Now!
 Youth Golden Voice-Talent Search
 Save Our Children Sports Club
 Economic Empowerment-Small Business Initiative
 Students Exchange
 Growing Up As A Young Boy/Girl
 Teach Us How To Fish So That We Can Fend For Ourselves.
 Ahiara Rising Stars Summer Program
 Tears Africa!
 Banking Initiative
 Excursions/Field Trips
 Alcohol and Drugs Prevention
 A Journey To The Holy Land
 Child Sponsorship
Youth Leadership

We have different professionals from different works of life in our community who can volunteer to impact positively in the lives of these young people if we can get the funds and resources we desperately need.

We have medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, consultants, teachers, professors, lawyers, community activists, Rev. Fathers, Rev. Sisters, Pastors, bankers, business development specialists, transporters, merchants, traders, etc. that will contribute towards the success of our community program activities if the funds and resources are made available.

Currently, we are planning and soliciting for funds and resources to construct and build an economic empowerment center here in Houston which will house all our program activities, including our sports center.

1. Ahiara Development Union USA has retrieved and saved many youths from street life and family abandonment.
2. The organization has through our youth counselling retrieved youths from deadly gangs and prevented others from joining such.
3. Many youths have been saved from the abuse or misuse of guns, drugs, alcohol, deadly substances and prostitution.
4. We have prevented many unnecessary and untimely deaths through guns, drugs and violence.
5. Many youths who passed through our organization have gone up to become professionals, managers and better people.
6. The organization has set up and empowered many people economically, socially, educationally and otherwise.

The next thing or step is to get the funds and resources to teach, equip and empower more youths and people with the right education, tools, skills and resources to set them up so that they can be self-reliant, useful, resourceful, enterprising, and contributing members of our society.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AHIARA DEVELOPMENT UNION USA INC

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lady Geraldine Orieukwu

Ahiara Development Union USA Inc

Term: 2000 -


Board co-chair

Ezeji Tobias Ogu

Americana Business Consultants LLC

Term: 2000 -

Ezeji Tobias Ogu

Bon Ahuna

Steven Anthony

Sir Cletus Onouha

Lady Geraldine Orieuwku

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes