Our Team

Our team draws its strength and substantial experience from the quality of its Board composition, in- house personnel and the array of experienced and very professionally qualified resource persons and volunteers.

  Gerald Azonobo - Founder/Principal Promoter

Gerald Azonobo hails from Etsako West Local Government Area, in Edo State, Nigeria.

Having completed his University degree in Petroleum Engineering (University of Benin),
he has moved on to be the Promoter/Initiator of Keep Up The Hope (KUTH) Foundation: an NGO in the fore-front of educating and caring for the needs of the less-privileged in the society especially the youth, who have either dropped out of school, taken to drugs, alcoholism cultism, robbery, etc. KUTH’s core values revolve around “zero-tolerance for social vices among the youth.”

He is happily married with kids.

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  Francis Chilaka -Board Member

Holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from St. George University, West Indies. Has vast experience in business development, logistics and human resources management, corporate negotiations and advisory services for joint ventures, acquisitions and mergers.

Marketing consultant with proficiency in business setup and product activation, packaging of conferences, seminars, workshops and poverty alleviation schemes.

Held several managerial positions in corporate organizations

A motivational speaker and social critic. Delivered papers on: alcoholism, HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse and Prostitution, self empowerment, capacity building and poverty alleviation.

Attended various exhibitions, conferences, workshops and seminars home and abroad, including being a delegate of the Federal Government at the yearly INDABA in Cape Town, South Africa.

Hails from Umunama, Ezinihitte Local Government Area, Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. Married to Veralean and has three children.

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  Emeka Orji - Board Member

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