WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

LIFEBUILDERS is a registered non-governmental organization working with youths and women at the community level for targeted sustainable development interventions. We reach community members with public health-promoting and environmental conservation programme including income generation opportunities derivable from natural plants, especially the fast-growing, nutrient-dense, carbon sinking, Moringa Oleifera plant.

The well-researched plant was popularized for its household food security, environmental conservation, and wealth creation possibilities.

Lifebuilders in collaboration with rural dwellers of Akinyele LGA, four research institutes, and Vidsa- Multiventures Ltd, planted, processed, and turned the Moringa Oleifera plant into five key products of Moringa tea, powder, bio-ethanol, bio-gel, and briquettes, thus addressing five of the 17 SDGs of the United Nation.

LIFEBUILDERS has consistently worked on her long term goal of contributing to global effort to assure sustainable people oriented development in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. With an 18 person governing board, comprising of a four members board of trustee, 14 members of directors/Advisors and 4 full time staff and over 100 volunteers in related fields of agriculture, health, IT, environment, finance, we have developed strategic plan with the 22 years of existence have added much values to the Nigerian and global community.

Two key innovations that have created niches for LIFEBUILDERS NGO are the empowerment of the Youthful generation with the essential life skills and transformational leadership training. Over 50,000 youths and women have been reached with our one-on-one trainings.

Our second initiative is the collaboration with community members and research institutes to popularize the Moringa oleifera plant of which over 10,000,000 have been cultivate has household farm yield and income generation activities in the entire south-west Nigeria.

The outcome of those two initiatives is the creation a critical mass of emerging youth leaders now working in different parts of the world, where the currently reside and the Moringa plant which currently generate income for many beneficiaries, plus acting as carbon-sink wherever it is planted.

LIFEBUILDERS acquired a 20.5 hectares of land at Ijaiye for the establishment of a Youth Green Village which will serve as a drop-In study center on issues of environment, agriculture and forest resource management. This is in collaboration with FRIN.

A. ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

i.) Board of Trustees: From inception, a 4-member Board of Trustees was constituted. The members are

Chief S.O. Oluwatoye

Mrs O.M Oba (Secretary)

Elder R. O. Ogunfolaju

Barrister E. A. Omoniyi

ii.) Board of Directors: Since inception, a total of 22 non-paid persons have served on the Board comprising of 10 pioneers who retired after mandatory 2 terms of 4 years between 2005 and 2014. These comprise the following dedicated and selfless Nigerians listed below.

Dr Olumuyiwa Osiname (Chairman)

Robert A. Ojofeitimi Esq. (Legal Adviser)

Dr Wunmi Akin- Onigbinde

Dr. Olabisi Modupe Ajayi

Mrs V. A Adesida

Deaconess Omosola Owoeye

Pastor Moji. M. Oyelami

Mr Akintunde Akinlabi

Mrs O. O Fasoro

Chief Mrs Grace Oluwatoye

The pioneering board was supported by a team of patrons, patronesses and a dedicated team of management staff members that included:His Royal Highness, Oba Oladele Olashore CON (1935-2012)

Ambassador Olu Ogunniyi (1932-2014)

Chief Mrs E. F Omole

Chief Mrs Ronke Okusanya

A current second set of Directors are running the 1st tenure of 4 years from January 2015.

Professor Emmanuel Olujimi Faturoti (Chair)

Dr Babasola Ayodele Adelaja

Deacon Adebimpe Ojediran

Mr Oluyemi Osanyin

Architect Olubunmi Abiola Ayeni

Barrister Mrs Yetunde Adegboye (Legal Adviser)

Mrs Olabisi Dawodu

Mrs Olufunke Olayiwola

Dr Timothy Adebayo Fasheun

Mrs Maria Obi

De Habeeb Sadauki

Mr Adefemi Abe

The current Board is supported by a team of Grand Patron, Patronesses and Matrons comprising:

Mr Gboyega Fatimilehin (Grand Patron).

Professor Tunde Adeniran

Professor Gbemi Oke

Mrs F.I Stephen

Deaconess V. A Samson

Professor Bolanle Awe

iii.) Executive Management Team of 10 full-time staff members headed by a director.

iv.) Volunteers: LIFEBUILDERS also rely on a strong support base of volunteers/interns from the related disciplines of Agriculture, Science and social development. Master’s Degree interns and students from the University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Bowen University, Lead City University and The Polytechnic, Ibadan come in handy as learners and service providers in LIFEBUILDERS Community Development work.

In return, interns are mentored along office management skills, business development and the nuances for the establishment of NGO. Some past volunteers and interns have successfully set up NGO and businesses concerned with production of food and drinks. Several others have taken up appointments with agencies as well as received international scholarship to obtain Ph.Ds.

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