As a 501c(3) organization, Gloria Charities International provides aid to elementary and high school students and adults residing in rural communities. We serve different communities in Minnesota, USA and Africa with emphasis on Southwestern Nigeria.
We aim to become an inspiration and a ray of hope to others. Inspiration in the sense that, through our cause, we can encourage those who are financially blessed to share their blessings to others. Ray of hope in the sense that, through charity, our recipients can have the opportunity to turn their lives around.
Every single day, we conduct our operations with the organization’s mission in our minds and hearts:
“Gloria Charities is committed to the education, enlightenment, entrepreneurship, skill development, and healthy living of children and youth in rural communities. We desire to see the improvement of lives through literacy, skills development, engagement, and tooling.”
Bio of Founders
Oladipo was born and raised in IYE-EKITI, a small town in Ekiti State in Southwest Nigeria. His wife, Mariam is a Lagosian, having been born and raised in Nigeria’s sprawling city of Lagos. They migrated to the USA in 2000.
Both were privileged to be their families’ first graduates. This has instilled in them a desire to give back to the communities of people who are less privileged. Before leaving their successful careers in Lagos, they had been planning to start some forms of educational initiatives to support, inspire, and motivate children and youth to strive, compete, and succeed in the academics from early childhood until obtaining their college degrees.
In the words of legendary Nelson Mandela, “Education is a weapon by which we can change the world.”
GLORIA CHARITIES is an answer to this need. We find resources and tools that are lacking to students and teachers in rural areas of Ekiti State so that they can perform better, both in the classroom and in the community. We hope to inspire the youth to see the world beyond the limitations of “village life” through reading, writing, debates, laboratory experiments, and inter-collegiate competition and exchanges.
In the words of the Wiseman, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
We can’t wait to have you making a contribution in what we do. You can volunteer, donate, or sponsor to show your support to our mission. If you have questions, kindly contact us online.