About Us

Project Charilove is a development initiative, based in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, West-Africa.

 It was founded by by Chris Omusi .

Project Charilove, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), has since its
inception in 1990 continued to provide special education and vocational training for the deaf and mute, the blind, the physically handicapped and the mentally retarded. It has also continued to offer some essential welfare packages including emergency shelter to people, especially young ones and women in exceptionally difficult circumstances. The special (self-help) training and other programmes and services provided by Project Charilove at
its integrated rehabilitation centre in Benin City include the following:

1

Advocacy for the Rights of People living with disabilities

2

Shoe Making and Leather Goods Training Unit (named after Martin Luther King Jnr)

3

Hair Care / Dressing Training Unit (named after St. Vincent De Paul)

4

Handicraft Production Training Unit

5

Fashion Designing & Toys Production Training Unit (named after Pastor (Mrs.) Sidi Igioh )

6

Resource Centre for the Blind (named after St. Ignatius of Loyola)

7

Daily Soup Kitchen Monday through Saturday (named after Hilda Uwaifo and Stella Berny) in Benin City and at Ossiomo Leprosarium

8

Scholarship and Educational Grant Scheme

9

Charilove EFFATHA School (for the deaf) *

10

Charilove School of Special Vision (for the Blind) *

11

Charilove School for the Innocent (for the Mentally Retarded) *

12

Computer Training Centre (named after Lady Cherry Igbinedion)

13

Limited Medical Services

14

Shelter for those critically in need

15

Music and Drama (The Charilove Preachers)

16

Micro-Credit Scheme and cooperatives (To enable the less privileged set up their own enterprises on graduation)

17

Fully Accessible Recreational Facilities.

18

Integrating people living with disabilities in HIV/AIDS awareness Campaign and Management

 

All of the above programmes and services are aimed at the transformation of people's lives from “disabled” to enabled, from rejected to accepted, and from unloved to loved.