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Welcome to OFFERCentre

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

We began in 2007 to train and empower indigene youths. Today we train and empower unemployed graduates, women and prospective farmers. Either way, we take people from their fears and embolden them to face the world and the challenges.

Over the years therefore, OFFAR Foundation has become a beacon of hope for all and sundry. With people in our target bracket increasing in population, we shall only continue to give our best.

Over the years, we have learnt the following;

  • The #1 need of the poor is a way to make more money

Everyone today lives in a cash economy.

When you have cash, you can get food, water, shelter, medicine, and other basic necessities. If you don’t, you can’t. It is that simple. People need a sustainable way to earn more money.

  • Poor people are not victims waiting to be rescued

To define people by their conditions rather than their qualities is dehumanizing.

When you look past the poverty, you see abilities, resources, and desires. The poor are extremely hardworking and entrepreneurial – they must be just to survive. They don’t want or need to be rescued. They want an opportunity to create a better life for their families.

  • Giveaways create dependency

Aid programs that give things away offer temporary alleviation at best.

At worst, they create dependency and undermine the local economy. Giving things away is often unfair and unsustainable. Giveaways make sense in response to a humanitarian crisis, but they are not a long-term solution to poverty.

  • It’s all about the supply chain

The greatest invention will have little impact if it does not get to the people who need it.

This is especially true when inventing for the developing world. A private sector profit-making supply chain is the most cost-effective and self-sustaining way of delivering goods and services to the poor.

  • Individual ownership

Africa is littered with broken-down and abandoned communally-owned assets.

It’s often a case of the “tragedy of the commons.” If “everyone” owns something, then in reality no one owns it—leaving no one responsible for its care and maintenance. Individual ownership is the key to sustainable economic development.


That vision, innovation and tenacity of purpose can ensure transformation and development for a people.

That anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well.

That there is energy and beauty in our youths despite the ugly picture often painted of them, but these can only be drawn out if they are encouraged and given the opportunity to apply themselves to meaningful enterprises .

That nothing good comes easy.

That our rural communities can actually be transformed if they have the right infrastructure and equal opportunities like those in the cities.

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Results

Our Management Team

We are passionate about Adding Value to our clients.

Our highly experienced professionals are always available to guide our service delivery at all levels

Rev. Fr. Macarius Olatunji

Director

Francis Eyo

Head, Business Development.

Oluwasegun Amuda

Head, Training

David Balogun

Head, Resort