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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES, CHANGING LIVES: THE CONNAK FOUNDATION STORY

CONNAK Foundation stands as a beacon of change, a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that took root in 2012 with a resolute vision: to combat the scourge of youth unemployment that had cast shadows of discord and idleness across local communities. Our genesis was ignited by a commitment to foster economic empowerment and growth in the eastern part of Nigeria, thus breaking the chains of social malice and redundancy that had gripped the region.

Our compass is set to navigate a course towards a brighter future, one where the aspirations of the youth are rekindled, and the rural communities regain their vibrancy. We recognized the urgency of redirecting the energy of young minds ensnared in the clutches of social vices – drug abuse, thuggery, kidnapping, rape, and cultism. With determination as our driving force, we embarked on a journey of transformation.

The genesis of CONNAK Foundation finds its roots in a transformative scholarship program initiated by the visionary Ken Nnamdi Ukeagu in the year 2012.

What began as a noble endeavour to provide access to education for the underserved swiftly evolved into a multifaceted empowerment movement that has left an indelible mark on countless lives

At its inception, the foundation embarked on a mission to uplift children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by offering them not only free and high-quality secondary education but also an array of essential resources. The heart of the initiative lay in ensuring that these young minds were not hindered by financial constraints, as the foundation furnished them with educational materials, school buses, and all necessary amenities, thereby ensuring their unwavering commitment to their educational journey.
Ken Nnamdi Ukeagu’s unwavering dedication was not confined to the classroom alone.

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Recognizing the pressing need to alleviate the struggles of rural families, the foundation extended its reach to empower these communities towards self-sufficiency. A pioneering interest-free business loan scheme was introduced, tailored to bolster the endeavours of rural women engaged in various trades. By fortifying their economic ventures, the foundation enabled these women to not only support their families but also elevate their local economies.

An organizational imperative underscored the evolution of these empowerment initiatives: to establish a framework that would adeptly oversee the ever-expanding scope of the foundation’s activities. Thus, the next pivotal phase saw the formation of a board of trustees entrusted with the responsibility of stewarding the foundation’s affairs. In 2015, this transformation culminated with the formal registration of CONNAK Foundation as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), solidifying its commitment to sustainable impact.
The CONNAK Foundation narrative exemplifies the transformative power of a single idea driven by unwavering determination. What commenced as a scholarship program has blossomed into an empowerment movement that is reshaping educational landscapes and fostering economic independence. The legacy of Ken Nnamdi Ukeagu’s vision endures, as the CONNAK Foundation continues to be a beacon of hope, education, and empowerment for all whose lives it touches.

“Over the span of a decade, CONNAK Foundation has etched an inspiring narrative of impact. Guided by our unwavering dedication to humanity, we have touched the lives of over 10,000 youths and women.”

Who We Are

Our compass is set to navigate a course towards a brighter future, one where the aspirations of the youth are rekindled, and the rural communities regain their vibrancy. We recognized the urgency of redirecting the energy of young minds ensnared in the clutches of social vices – drug abuse, thuggery, kidnapping, rape, and cultism. With determination as our driving force, we embarked on a journey of transformation.
Over the span of a decade, CONNAK Foundation has etched an inspiring narrative of impact. Guided by our unwavering dedication to humanity, we have touched the lives of over 10,000 youths and women. As a steadfast advocate for change, we have partnered with communities to rewrite the story of the marginalized, nurturing a future built on sustainable development.

 

Our commitment remains steadfast as we continue to forge pathways of empowerment. Through strategic collaborations and alliances, we strive to empower both youths and women, paving the way for them to take charge of their destinies. Our canvas extends beyond the boundaries of rural landscapes, painting a broader picture of progress for the entire nation.
CONNAK Foundation is more than an organization; it is a testament to the power of collective action and the resilience of the human spirit. Our journey is characterized by a deep-rooted resolve to bring about positive change. As we move forward, we carry the torch of empowerment, illuminating the way for communities, individuals, and the nation at large.

Mission

Providing humanitarian support to the people that need it the most, capacity building to improve economic outcomes and health, because health is wealth.

Vision

A world where communities are empowered; where women and youth have access to opportunities that better their lives…

What We Do

Educational Development

Digital Skills Training

Entrepreneurship Development

Quality Healthcare Services

Community And Infrastructure

Awards & Recognition

International Strategic Partner

USA

Connak Foundation was selected to receive the prestigious 2019 International Strategic Partner Award presented by FaithCare Inc, Hartford, CT., USA. The award presentation, which held in the United States of America during the 25th Anniversary Banquet event, was in recognition of the foundation’s service to humanity.

Humanitarian Award

Abuja, Nigeria

ZAFAA Global Awards presented the 2019 Humanitarian Award to Connak Foundation, in recognition of her services to humanity, the event was held in Abuja, Nigeria

Excellence in 8 Years

COVID’19 Sensitization

We conducted public Covid-19 sensitization on how to stop the spread of the coronavirus, shared information posters, and educational materials, and also had media campaigns and sensitization jingles aired daily on different radio stations in both English and Igbo languages for 30days.

Humanitarian Award

Abuja, Nigeria

ZAFAA Global Awards presented the 2019 Humanitarian Award to Connak Foundation, in recognition of her services to humanity, the event was held in Abuja, Nigeria

Our Partners

Testimonial

CONNAK Foundation made it possible. Young entrepreneurs can now smile big. We at Kloth Classical Design say a very big thank you to Connak foundation for this massive support.

We are forever grateful.
We global now as promised!

lheaka Chukwuka

CEO, Kloth Classical Design

I applied for Connak Foundation ICT program in 2019 with the plans of being a Core programmer. I learned a lot I needed to know about Programming a Web App from a good skillful and learned programmer. We learned HTML language (Hypertext Markup Language), more on CSS (Cascading Stylesheet), and more of WP (WordPress; a template used for building a web page content).

PrinceXrae Ugochukwu

Class 2019

I want to use this medium to thank Connak Foundation for making me one of their awardees in their 2019 entrepreneurship program and helping to have an in­ sight on how to run my footwears production business. I am also happy today as my business is now a registered business with the Corporate Affairs Commission BN:3151568 powered by CONNAK FOUNDA­ TION.

Meco

CEO, Meco Royal Shoes & Leather Product

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Connak Foundation?

CONNAK Foundation is a private not-for-profit organization established in 2012 with a vision to tackle youth unemployment, that has resulted in social malice and redundancy, by creating opportunities for economic empowerment and growth in the eastern part of Nigeria.

How Can I Make a Donation?

As an individual or organization, you can donate to the various categories that Connak support here

Is Connak an NGO in Nigeria?

Yes, CONNAK Foundation is a private non-profit organization established in 2012

Contact

Phone

(+234)9032444444

Email

connakfoundation@gmail.com

Address

Headquarters: 18b, Vaal Street, Off Rhine Street, Maitama Abuja, FCT
Umuahia Resource Centre: Eze Utah ring road, Umuegwu Okpuala, Afugiri, Umuahia, Abia State
Aba Resource Centre: 28 Okigwe Road, Aba, Abia State
Lagos Int’l Desk Office: MT2, Street 4, Millennium Estate,
Fatai Arobieke Street, Lekki phase 1, Lagos State