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"Life and love are very simple. It is only the choices we make that complicate them".

                                 Christian Ihejirika


Be part of the solution to Africa's problems, not contribute to them.

Citizens First Foundation cares without borders, irrespective of your gender, social background, tribe, religion, beliefs and circumstances.

Welcome to our website


On behalf of my team, we are excited to welcome you to our website.


Citizens First Foundation is an innovative grassroots ‘not-for-profit’ social organisation, dedicated to improving lives and communities in Africa by finding solutions to some of the challenges facing the continent.

Our programme is facilitating empowerment, social change and contributing to national and global efforts to improve living standard and enhance life chances and opportunities, whilst also challenging the environment that encourages bad governance, corruption, cronyism, disunity, illiteracy and other social issues.

Our work is also creating an integrity-based new space where socially and financially excluded citizens can function, contribute and participate in democracy and nation-building.

Whilst we count on your continued support and goodwill, we are always looking for sponsorships and collaborative partnership with like-minded individuals, agencies and organisations; those that share our vision of a better, viable and self-sustaining Africa.


Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you require additional information on how you could get involved.

Thank you.                                


Christian I. Ihejirika


& Community Organiser)

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Faeren Ortese




  • Passionate about social change and empowerment.

  • Encourage and promote education, sports, self-reliance, interdependence and democratic values.

  • Actively connecting individuals and local communities through community organising.

  • Create a new space where new players can function and participate in nation-building.

  • Engage in activities that alleviate poverty, social insecurity and inequality.

Meet The Team

Kelechi Obassionyi

Kelechi Ofem Obassionyi

(National Legal & Compliance Officer)

Donatus Amuzie-

Donatus Amuzie

 (Director - Training)

Lovelyn Ugwu

Lovelyn Ugwu - MSc

(Programmes Director)

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Chima Collins - BA

(Director - Operations)

Nancy Audu-War

Nancy Audu-War - BSc.

(National Membership Welfare Director)

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