• #EndChildPovertyNOW
    In December 2004, Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome took a stand against Child Poverty when he said, "Every Child is your Child". More recently he added – “it is in your interest to help the poor, if you don't reach them quickly and get them off the streets, you are helping to create the difficulties for the future. Don’t ignore their cry for help”. Child Poverty is a global epidemic that threatens the future because childhood is under threat from Poverty. The #EndChildPovertyNOW Campaign is a special collaborative effort of the BLW Campus Ministry and the InnerCity Mission for Children as we take our stand with our man of God Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome against Child Poverty.

    The Challenge

    The year 2015 marks the target date of the MDGs and despite the gains made, Child Poverty remains a global epidemic.

    Every Child is your Child! We have a divine responsibility to God, to the Church and the society to reach children in our inner cities. Don't ignore their cry for help. If we don't educate them, they will be the source of danger in fifteen[15]years time.

    Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome

    According to UNICEF, childhood is under threat from Poverty - every 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation and usually it is a child under the age of five[5]. The children are our future, so we must TAKE ACTION NOW to eradicate extreme Child Poverty and Hunger; everyone has a part to play to stop this epidemic and save the future.

    Will you stand with Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome and the InnerCity Mission for Children to #EndChildPovertyNOW?

    Sign the pledge and Take action NOW.

    Campaign Objectives

    1. To awaken all and sundry to the consciousness that "Every Child is Your Child".
    2. Promote awareness of the plight of the indigent child.
    3. To alert society of the dire social consequences of neglecting to address the problems of the indigent child.
    4. To raise much needed to funds to ameliorate the condition of the indigent child.
    5. To raise at least 1million Sign Ups for the #EndChildPovertyNOW Online Campaign 

    Call to Action

    The challenge of the poor is not just about their needs; we are equally meeting our own needs. It is in your interest to help the poor - if you don't reach them quickly and get them off the streets, you are helping to create the difficulties for the future".

    Pastor Chris Oyakhilome


    1-2-3 Easy Steps to Take Action NOW!

    #1 Sign The Pledge

    To #EndChildPovertyNOW

    #2 Be a GEM, Donate Monthly

    Starting NOW!!! You can make a one time donation or commit to our monthly giving program. Log on to www.theinnercitymission.org/gems

    #3 Get Personally Involved

    Fundraise - Raise much needed funds to support the cause. Visit www.theinnercitymission.org/fundraise

    Connect & Share - Spread the word online.

    Wear Your Support - Boost awareness with branded paraphernalia. Visit www.theinnercitymission.org/shop

    Volunteer - Get involved remotely or on the frontlines. Email info@theinnercitymission.org


    Take the Pledge

    Hold up your right hand and say the following out loud....

    I pledge to stand with with Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome and the InnerCity Mission to #EndChildPovertyNow!

    • I align myself with all objectives of the #EndChildPovertyNow Campaign.
    • I will actively participate in all activities of the #EndChildPoverty Campaign.
    • I will encourage others to join in my activities and to sign up for the #EndChildPoverty Campaign.
    • I will advocate for actions and policies that support the work of the InnerCity Mission and ensure we eradicate extreme child poverty.
    • I will hold myself accountable to deliver on my promise because Every Child is my Child.

      So help me God, amen!!


      Anyone can take action and sign up to for the #EndChildPovertyNow Campaign - from individuals and groups to NGOs, Churches and Corporate Organisations.

      If your Church, NGO or Corporate Organisation would like to support the #EndChildPovertyNOW Campaign, contact us.

      Email: campaigns@theinnercitymission.org



      3576 Signatures Collected

      1.4304% Complete

      Only 246,424 more until our goal of 250,000

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