The Okaja Foundation was founded in honor of my mother, Maggie Okaja Mbu-Abang.
A Nigerian immigrant, Maggie moved to America to seek life-saving medical treatment for me when I was three years old. She received her Masters in Special Education and taught children with mild/moderate behavioral disabilities for the Cleveland Public School District for several years,.
Though far away from home, Maggie never forgot those less fortunate in Nigeria. She regularly sent clothing and medications to those in need. She taught me the importance of caring. The Okaja Foundation continues her mission of serving the less fortunate and advocating for our most vulnerable population, children.
In that spirit, we have partnered with Divine Providence Home for orphaned and neglected children, located in Ogoja, Nigeria, and Colmcille Memorial Academy, located in Ntamante, Nigeria.
It is our goal to raise the funds needed to keep both entities and the children that they serve thriving.
- Muji Kaiser, Founder