OTU UMUNNE
Cultutal Organization. Inc

About Us

Long live Umuada Ugo!!!! Long live Otumunne!!!!!!!!!!!

Who We Are

Welcome to Otu Umunne Cultural Organization, Inc. A Georgia non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation.

On behalf of the Otu Umunne Cultural Organization, Inc. Executives, Members and Alumni, I welcome you to our website! The visionary leadership of our founder, Mrs. Chi Ezekwueche (Iyom Odiukonamba), other past presidents - Mrs. Chika Oraka, Mrs. Ego Ndukwe, Mrs. Queen Agu, Mrs. Nneka Eto, Mrs. Nkiru Umeibe, founding members, and the general membership personifies this great organization.


First, I want to thank God for this
wonderful organization. I always tell our members that this organization is a blessed organization which has blessed many people, especially my humble self. This is an organization that allows you to grow, hence our mission which is to create a network of nurture and pride for children, support for women, families, and communities; and to promote Igbo Nigerian culture through education. The focus on the children and the dignified determination and noble spirit enabled and encouraged us to revel in sustaining this organization for nearly 30 years (since December 12, 1986), making her the oldest existing Nigerian women’s service organization in the Americas.

We are proud to see the culture of the Igbo/Nigerians come alive in the Diaspora. Otu Umunne has promoted Igbo/Nigerian arts and culture at countless events across the Southeast, and raised funds to support women and underserved children both in America and Nigeria. The byproduct of our hard work, our Alumni and children, are our pride and joy! We have Monthly Children’s Educational and Socio-Cultural Program, Children’s Summer Arts and Culture Camp, Rites of Passage Initiation Ceremony, and Impact the Future Global Youth Development Initiative to include non-members’ children. I encourage you, our guests, to enroll your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, Godchildren and neighbors into our programs. In Otu Umunne, we believe that “All Children are Our Future and Our Business”

As a Non-Profit Organization, we rely on the public for funding of these great programs. I use this opportunity to thank our families, sponsors, and supporters for their continued support. You are the wind beneath our wings! I am also using this opportunity to appeal to you for your support. Otu Umunne collaborates with any individual or groups that cater for children. At Otu Umunne we are “Impacting the future one child at a time through cultural education”


History

The inaugural meeting of Otu Umunne Cultural Organization, Inc. was held on December 12, 1986 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Christian Ezekwueche
in Macon, Georgia. Present were Mrs. Chiebonam “Chi” Ezekwueche(Founder) and the following Founding members, Mrs. Ego Ndukwe, Mrs. Ada Ngoddy,
Dr, Leticia Muforo, Mrs. Nkiru Adibe and Mrs. Obiy Adibe. Since then, the following presidents have served: Mrs. Chiebonam Ezekwueche,
Mrs. Chika Oraka, Mrs. Ego Ndukwe, Mrs. Queen Agu, Mrs. Nneka Eto, Mrs. Nkiru Umeibe and Dr./Mrs. Uche Anikpe
Of very important mention is, the first formal Otu Umunne Alumni event organized by Ngozi Ndukwe in 2011 in collaboration with Gala event
of Otu Umunne Cultural Organization, Inc.  

 

Mission:

  • To create a network of nurture and pride for children, support for women, families and communities, and to promote Igbo Nigerian culture
    through education.

Vision:

  • To promote global awareness of our rich Igbo/Nigerian cultural heritage, educate, and to help children, women, and families in need.

Motto:

  • "All children are our future and our business”
  • We are “Impacting the future one child at a time through cultural education”

Otu Umunne Alumni Network:

  • We remain thankful for the strong network of Otu Umunne Alumni sons and daughters. Most of them passed through Otu Umunne programs; are proud of their Igbo/Nigerian/American heritage m, and cultivated a strong network.

Membership:

  • Membership is open to any woman, 18 years and older who is committed to the mission and vision of the organization and committed to raising funds to support the organization.
    As the oldest Nigerian women’s service organization in the Americas, we thank God for using Otu Umunne Cultural Organization, Inc. as a catalyst for the formation of numerous Igbo, Nigerian and some African organizations in the United States and beyond. The organization has fostered unity and understanding among children, young adults, women, families in various communities in the USA and Nigeria.