About IBEM Christian Charities
Ibem Christian Charities Inc. is founded and facilitated through God’s inspiration by His Royal Highness (Elder/Engr.) Ibem Onum Ndukwe (JP). He is a born-again Christian who temporarily suffered complete blindness for three years and later severed from employment. He obeyed a clear Divine mandate to declare “God’s works” to the poor and sick through the establishment of Ibem Christian Charities Inc. Ibem Christian Hospital is a centre were patients who need further and indebt treatment during free medical outreach are referred for further assistance. The Charity Organisation was inaugurated on the 1st of August, 2008 to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Organisation is not for profit and is targeted at poor patients dwelling in a neglected and underdeveloped area of Eastern Nigeria and will equally serves humanity from far and wide.
Message From The Facilitator
FACILITATOR HRH EZE [ELDER/ENGR.] IBEM O. NDUKWE (JP)
I did not know the extent of suffering and depression which blind and other sick people pass through until early 2002 when I could not see again. After three years, the Lord helped me to see again. As if that was not enough, I was made to taste acute prostate problem, pile, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was on theatre coach that the Lord told me that I was not going to die but to live and declare his works to those passing through my kind of health experience. He moved me beyond mere seeing their plight to showing practical compassion for them. He expounded my vision to assisting the poor in our society as well as creating an opportunity for well meaning individuals and organizations who also share same vision to affect the lives of the blind and sick in the society.
About 25% of the populace of my local Community is bed ridden for blindness. Death arising from Hypertension, and malaria are rampant. The copious and incessant endemic cases of AIDS and Tuberculosis pandemic puts the people in a very pitiable state. These deadly diseases and deplorable conditions need prompt control to avert total extermination of the people. Ibem Christian Charities Inc. is determined to help as many people as it can in treating their sickness and reassuring them with salvation message of our Lord Jesus Christ. The first free medical programme was carried out in the 1st week of August, 2008 where 700 patients of various sicknesses received treatment. Several blind people have regained their sights and other sick people receive healing after our free medical treatments.
As our generous humanitarian endeavours expand, we will need the support of like-minded and interested individuals and organizations to partner with us in assisting the sick.
To achieve a healthy humanity through dedication and showing compassion to the sick and needy.
Our Mission Statement
To provide assistance to the less privilege sick persons in the remote rural areas of eastern Nigeria with free medication, food, water and clothings.
Our Core Values
The blind and sick deserve compassion – we must show the poor, the blind and the sick that hope is not lost because God is able to change their situation.
We have the words of God to share.
We have the skill to treat the sick.
And we know that Jesus Christ heals.
Our Aims and Objectives
- To provide free medical services to the poor, blind and sick incapacitated rural dwellers.
- To give clothing materials to the widows, aged and children.
- To give food, water and lecture on sanitation, personal hygiene and epidemic control.
- To provide spiritual and physical assistance to the rural populace.
- To collaborate with Local, State and Federal Government to carry out effective primary health care programmes.
- To join and/or complement the activities of both Government and other NGOs to identify, treat and prevent endemic diseases (HIV, TB, leprosy, Filariasis and others).
- To encourage good spirited individuals, Government, Churches and Organizations to sponsor our charity activities.
- To source for and accept medicines, medical instruments and other equipments necessary for Ibem Christian Charities outreach programmes.
- To source/accept voluntary services of individuals and organizations to assist in the execution of her objectives.
- To partner with Organizations, Churches, Government and individuals interested in alleviating the sufferings of humanity in pursuit of the above stated Aims and Objectives.
Personnel/Profile of Board of Directors
HRH Eze I. Ndukwe is currently the president and the founder of Ibem Christian Charities Inc. He has special interest in alleviating the suffering of the sick, widows, and the down trodden and sponsors free medical outreaches to the rural endemic areas of eastern Nigeria. He is also the president of Ibem Christian health mission a registered charity FBO/NGO that runs Ibem Christian hospital at NDI Ibe ohafia.
HRH Eze Ndukwe was formally a tool- room engineer in Nigeria engineering works ltd, port- Harcourt Nigeria from 1975 to 1976. He controlled the designing and production of mechanical components. He later joined shell petroleum development company of Nigeria limited in 1976 and managed Egbema and Kolo-creek Districts as a District coordinator.
He achieved ISO 1400 Certificate for the District during his tenure and retired as Area Coordinator in December 2004.
In his christian service, Eze Ndukwe is extensively involved in several participatory and leadership levels in Scripture Union Fellowship Groups and the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria since he became a born again in 1971 such as the prayer Secretary, Treasurer and President at Enugu, Aba and Ohafia. He is an Ordained Elder of Presbyterian Church of Nigeria and has served in many other capacities within the Church. He has received 28 awards as a Christian Crusader, Pillar of faith and Philanthropist.
For Community service Eze Ndukwe was the national president of Ndi Ibe Development Union from 2004 to 2010. In recognition of his good leadership and Royal birthright his Amibe Community crowned him king. Consequently he was given Abia State staff of office in 2010 as His Royal Highness.
He is happily married to Ugoeze (Elder) Ularinma and they are blessed with male and female children.
Patience Uche graduated from Navarro College with Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) in 2002/ 2003, She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Texas Woman’s University. She has taken graduate courses to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She Currently works as a Staff nurse at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She is the Owner / president of United Royal Care Health Services Inc, a home health agency in Dallas, Texas and has also been instrumental in opening other agencies, serving as an Administrator/DON and Alternate DON.
Patience grew up in Ndi Ibe ohafia , a small Village , in Nigeria. She is the third of five Children from her mother and fifth of nine Children from her father. At the tender age of 17, She moved to United States . She lives in Dallas with her family made up of five Children: Harry, Casey, Michelle, Nina, and Diana. They are members of East minster Presbyterian Church in Dallas.
She is a member of several Professional Organization including Texas Nurse Association, American Diabetic Association (ADA) and Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice. She also belongs to several Cultural associations: Umunne Women Association of Dallas/Fort Worth, Ohafia Organization (Dallas), and Old Bende Association, She enthusiastically serves as secretary for the latter two.
Mr. Sydney O. Umah is currently the president and CEO of USI Fire & Security. The company was founded in 2005 with it’s headquarters in Orlando Florida.
Prior to founding the company, Mr. Umah attended Government technical college Ania Ohafia and obtained Electrical Installation and Regulation Course B Intermediate. He later studied Electronics Engineering Technology at Devry University in Orlando Florida.
With over 20 years in the low voltage industry, Mr. Umah has successfully designed, executed and managed millions of dollar projects and has worked with companies such as ProtectionOne, Safeguard America, Safe watch Security. He later managed Simplex Grinnell LLP Orlando branch of Tyco Fire & Security.
Mr. Umah lives in Florida with his family. He is a dedicated father of three children and an ordained minister who believes that the only solution to mankind is God’s kingdom and that the good news about Christ has to reach all mankind.
Barr. Umeh Kalu is the Abia state attorney general & commissioner for justice. He is a member of council of legal education and a senior legal adviser to the Governor of Abia state. He has held several leadership positions in O.I.U, ABSU Alumna and many. He has received several titles: Ebube Mba of Elu Oha Ututu in Arochukwu Local Government Area, Ugochinyere of Etiti Ama Nkporo and Okpe Ala Abali of Isiama Ohafia. Barrister Umeh Kalu is an accomplished legal partitioner, Politician, Philanthropist and Activist.
Dr Okechukwu Ogah is the Commissioner health Abia State. He has worked as a register and senior register in the famous UTH Ibadan. He Also worked as a lecturer/consultant cardiologist in Igbinedion. He was trained in Kings College Hospital London and Heart Centre Leipzig Germany. He has authored and co-authored over 50 publications in learned national and international medical journals and has presented over 60 papers in local and international scientific conferences. He has received several awards & certificate for his meritorious services.