About Us

My name is Ngo Okafor. I am the founder of Champion Spirit Foundation. I am a model, actor and two-time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. Nigeria is my home. From the age of 2 until the age of 18, I grew up and lived in Nigeria. I remember how beautiful and safe it was in my childhood. I believe that Nigeria is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I have a dream of making Nigeria safe again. I have a duty to fight to make this dream come true. I want to see a Nigeria where people can move about freely during the day or night, without fear of being robbed at gunpoint or kidnapped or murdered.

Idle young kids in Nigeria graduate to become the armed robbers and kidnappers of tomorrow. My younger brother was robbed at gun point on a visit to Nigeria. My first cousin, with whom I grew up, recently had her first son kidnapped and murdered in Nigeria. The perpetrators of this heinous crime were all under the age of 19. A few years ago, my mother’s sister went home to Nigeria for Christmas, only to get caught i the crossfire between their private security team and armed robbers who got wind of their presence. The shootout left one of the armed robbers dead in their front lawn. Once again, young boys were involved. I can go on and on. We must take these kids off the streets and give them positive outlets. Otherwise, news such as these will only increase.

Champion Spirit Foundation is the first step towards a safer Nigeria. Our youth will become empowered and grow up to become strong, productive members of society.

Please help me make this dream, which is Champion Spirit Foundation, come true. I would love to see a Nigeria where you can accompany me on one of my journeys home to beautiful Nigeria.

Our Values

Each and every staff member and volunteer of Champion Spirit Foundation shares the values that, either individually or through teamwork, drive our breakthroughs for children.

  • Accountability: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results and being accountable to supporters, partners, and most of all, children.
  • Inclusiveness: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.
  • Passion:
  • Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.
Last Updated October 2012