The dream all began in 2001. The Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association was registered as Incorporated Trustees August 2006.
Daniel and Ruth Obaka founded and incorporated the Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association as a not-for-profit organization in Nigeria. It is with a vision for building a system that provides global platforms for young African leaders and entrepreneurs to achieve potential through educational services/programs, training to be free from system dependence and to become self-dependent.
In their quest for realizing their dream they mobilized 16 (Sixteen) pioneer professionals/experts in education, health, environment, youth, social works, information & communication technology, legal, and management team to register the Association as a non-governmental organization (NGO), Nigeria
Daniel and Ruth were motivated by the history of their lives to establish the organizations. Daniel Newton Obaka was born into a very poor family and his wife Ruth Obaka into a Muslim royal family. Daniel lost his father at the age of six. His mother, though illiterate and extremely poor, recognized the value of education and was not deterred by the immediate economic and social conditions and hardship. She sacrificed and provided the needed education for her son.
On the other hand, Ruth Obaka as a girl-child from a royal family with personal self-determination, overcame the obstacles that faced the girl-child education at that time and became a motivating factor and hope for other girls to access education and to obtain freedom from the manipulative “culture of male domination”.
Their recorded “educational timelines” impassioned them to establish the GIEVA organization, a vehicle to enable them “give back to society”. With the ability to identify and inspire young men and women with the same backgrounds, Daniel and Ruth lead young African leaders to take a cause greater than self.
Recognizing the evolving globalization and education as key for constructive engagement, Daniel and Ruth extended their passion to inspire young generations of African leaders to imbibe quality, integrity, and community spirit for public good. They are proud to see the Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association – a non-governmental/non-profit organization in Nigeria and the United States respectively evolve into a system that creates a shared – ownership mindset and develops shared – entrepreneurial and innovation values among the youth through education and networking.
GIEVA Organization is an integrated non-for-profit organization anchored on sustainable development, partnership, and volunteerism.