Comrade Kennedy Iyere
President and Chief Fundraiser
Over the decade, Comrade Iyere has designed and coordinated donor-fundraising campaigns worth over $400 Million. He is a high-profile humanitarian activist, donor-fundraiser, philanthropist and serial social entrepreneur, whose social interventions have benefited governments, communities, families and individuals. Many poor and vulnerable children, youths, women, men, families and communities have been empowered and emancipated through his various social interventions. He has funded humanitarian projects for Nigeria’s governments at federal, state and local levels. He serves as the Founder/CEO of the largest youth enterprise development non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nigeria, known as Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI).
His various social intervention projects are implemented through interface and collaborations with foreign governments, charities, foundations, profit-oriented organizations, development and donor partners. His donor-fundraising campaigns extends across Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He had earlier co-founded and co-owned mega non-profits in USA, precisely in Washington, Florida, Texas and Delaware, which offered a platform through which, he built a broad and sophisticated international network of donors and development partners, especially across the North America and Europe.
He has executed humanitarian and business projects across Five Continents. He has sponsored and financed various socio-political and economic projects for Nigeria’s Presidency and Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). His humanitarian works have touched various states, regions and impacted millions of people across Nigeria. He is the biggest individual sponsor of religious, electoral and inter-ethnic peace interventions in Nigeria.
Over the past years, Comrade Iyere had funded several social impact and peace intervention projects which involved different government bodies, security agencies and various religious, political and ethnic organizations, including Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (particularly Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Office of the National Security Adviser); the Nigerian Army (NA); Nigeria Police Force (NPF); Department of State Security (DSS); Nigeria Customs Service (NCS); Nigerian Security and Service Defence Corps (NSCDC); National Orientation Agency (NOA); Federal Ministry of Information; Federal Ministry of Tourism and Culture; National Universities Commission (NUC), National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Others include Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); All Progressives Congress (APC); Social Democratic Party (SDP); Labour Party (LP); Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC); Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC); Trade Union Congress (TUC); National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS); National Council for Women Societies (NCWS); Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); Nigerian Medical Association (NMA); Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ); National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN); Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), Afenifere Group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), various state and local governments – and the list still continues.
He owns and runs several businesses and philanthropic organizations which are mainly domiciled in USA, UK, Canada, EU countries and Nigeria. His social welfare interventions are critically designed for the poor people in dire need of humanitarian relief, especially in the areas of food, medicine, safety (protection), shelter and other basic necessities. His scholarship scheme provides support across basic, secondary and tertiary education levels. His desire is to help create a world where the “strong” will bear the “burdens” of the “weak” and where both the “privileged ones” and the “under-privileged ones” will share life together in the knowledge of brotherhood and atmosphere of compassion and care.
He believes nobody should die a billionaire in this world of ours, where over half of its population, live in poverty and in dire need of relief. Closest to his hearts are children who have helplessly become victims of “child poverty” for no faults of theirs. His affection is for everyone who needs a healing from the pains of life.