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Education is perhaps the best long-term solution to poverty in the developing world. Reports from credible global institutions, such as the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, support this and have cited lack of access to or availability of quality education at all levels, among a few factors, responsible for Nigeria’s low ranking among prosperous countries.

ECUDOMEF (Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorothy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation) also known as CADOMEF (Cletus and Dorothy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation) is a non-profit organization with the vision to empower the underprivileged Nigerian, primarily to enhance skills and character development needed to improve quality of life. Our activities are funded through private donations, grants and sponsorships.

Our mission is to facilitate an all-round development of our underprivileged Nigerian youth, and women through access to quality purposeful education and affordable healthcare services. Read more about us…

Prof Viola Onwuliri

Amuzi Ahiazu-Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, December 20, 2021: The Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), held its annual scholarship examination to select and sponsor the best Amuzi final year secondary school students to achieve their post secondary school academic dreams. The supervising invigilator for the 2021 exam was the former Nigeria’s, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Education Her Excellency Professor Viola Onwuliri, who is also first daughter of their Royal Highnesses, Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji. Read more………

Her Excellency Prof Viola Onwuliri

Her Excellency Prof V. Onwuliri

Grand Debut Of the Commemoration Of the 1st World Day for Grandparents & Elderly in Amuzi*

Amuzi, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, Sunday July 25, 2021: A Nigerian based non-governmental organization, PROFOUND (The Professor Celestine Onwuliri Foundation) collaborating with a US-based counterpart, ECUDOMEF (Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation) recently concluded a 2- day celebration of the first “World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly”, on Sunday July 25.  This event was to accomplish the vision of Pope Francis, for what older people, their grandchildren and friends should do to change the world after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More


Prof V.A Onwuliri

Parents, Students, laud ECUDOMEF Chairperson – Prof. Viola Onwuliri for facilitating F. G. C Admissions. Recently, some very qualified students from the South East could exhale with visible joy and excitement, after overcoming the challenges posed by disparity in admission cut off scores tilted against South East States to secure admissions into Federal Government Colleges (FGCs). These cheery outcomes were facilitated by the intervention of the former Minister of State for Education, Professor Viola Onwuliri, on request of the parents. Read more

Akalonu Ozioma & 5 Students, Receive Prestigious ECUDOMEF 2020 Scholarship Awards. 

2020 Awardees with some Board members

Amuzi, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Imo State Nigeria; December 31, 2020: The annual scholarship examination sponsored by the Eze and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Education Foundation (www.ECUDOMEF.Org), held on December 19, 2020, at the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) School, Amuzi, and the Top performing six (6) students selected for the 2020 ECUDOMEF scholarship awards. Read More 



Some board members and 2018 winners.

The 2018 Eze Cletus and Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), scholarship award recipients were recently unveiled. They are Oparaji Anthony Nnaemeka, Read




ECUDOMEF Board Chairman – Prof Viola Onwuliri and some of our doctors

December 31, 2018: As part of memorializing Their Royal Highnesses, Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji, an annual health fair is usually convened along side a scholarship awards ceremony by the Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Education Foundation (ECUDOMEF) Read more….


Community Book Donation  in Rural Nigeria by Alexandra Nwigwe .

Book Drive Donation
by Alexandra Nwigwe

Dec 31 2018: The idea and motivation for doing a book drive donation was inspired by Alexandra Nwigwe (Oparaoji granddaughter), and impromptu planning was done by Prof. Viola Onwuliri.  Prof Viola Onwuliri, my parents (Engr George and Dr. Mrs Genevieve Nwigwe) and Engr. Kennamdi Onwuliri helped make this idea come to life by providing various resources, posters, and space/location for the event to happen. Mr. and Mrs. Aloy Onuoha provided and maintained a guideline for giving out the books. Read more……

ECUDOMEF Empowers More Youths with Scholarships

Dr Emeka Oparaoji shakes hand with the winners while presenting prizes

Amuzi, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria: December 31, 2017: The Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), awarded scholarships to top 6 students selected from a scholarship examination administered annually for the past 27 years. The successful recipients were awarded their prizes, including N30,000 each, Read more…….


ECUDOMEF Health and Wellness Outreach Programs Touch Hundreds in Rural African Communities

Dr. Chinemerem Onwuliri listening to nurse concern

Amuzi, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria: December 31, 2017: The Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), 2017 annual health and wellness outreach programs held successfully at Amuzi, in a rural Igbo Nigerian/African community, during the Christmas holidays. This year’s health fair which constituted the core of the program was mostly sponsored by Mendel Pharmacy Inc. of Maryland USA, had over 20 healthcare workers…Read more….


Eight Students In Rural African Community Receive Scholarships

Imo State, Nigeria, December 31, 2016: The yearly program of the Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorothy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), in order to further its mission, of facilitating all round development of the underprivileged and women through access to quality purposeful education and affordable health care, concluded on December 31 2016. Read More..


ECUDOMEF Reaches Out to Madam Cecilia Opara, a once active women’s leader now debilitated by illness.

Prof Eddie Oparaoji presenting wheelchair to Madam Cecilia OparaAmuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria: During a recent visit to his small African village- Umuokisi, Amuzi in Ahiazu LGA of Imo State Nigeria, the attention of Professor Eddie Oparaoji, the founder of the Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), was drawn to the plight of one Mrs Cecelia Opara, a once very vibrant Women and amiable Community leader, now ravaged by illness and sequestered in a room, cared for by one of her daughters, while almost forgotten by the community she served dedicatedly for decades. Read more….

Professor COE Onwuliri Fellowship Honors:The Light Never Dims!

Late Prof COEOIndiana USA May 2016: Professor (Rev. Fr.) Anthony Nwachukwu, a faculty of the Graduate Theological Foundation reported that “History was made at Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana, USA on May 05, 2016, when, after two consecutive years of search for an African Genius, to be created for Academic Fellowships and Prizes in Scientific Research and Human Values, particularly for PhD Awards in Research and academic excellence at the named International Institution, Late Prof. Celestine O. E. Onwuliri was unanimously considered Read more…

Celestine Onwuliri Fellowship inaugurated by The Graduate Theological Foundation.

PROF COEMishawaka, Indiana – The Graduate Theological Foundation is pleased to announce a new academic fellowship named for the respected Nigerian scholar, Celestine O. E. Onwuliri (Feb. 17, 1952-June 3, 2012). Inaugurated during the 2016 commencement ceremony of the Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF) on May 6, the Celestine O. E. Onwuliri Fellowship in Scientific Research and Human Values is the highest recognition the faculty of the GTF can award to a graduating West African doctoral student in the field of applied research in human values and social well-being. Read more……

ECUDOMEF Brightens 2016 for Youths, Orphans and Widows in Africa;

The Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF) in partnership with the Professor Celestine Onwuliri Foundation (PROFOUND) and the Naijamerican’s “Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive” successfully held its annual Educational, Healthcare and Poverty Alleviation outreach programs on December 31, 2015. Read more…..

Imo State Nigeria, Dec 2013: For the residents of Ahiazu Mbaise Local Council of Imo State, it was a special way to say goodbye to 2013, when a philanthropic and humanitarian organisation, Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), on December 31, showered indigent students with scholarship awards, presented gifts and meals to families and widows as well as organised skill acquisition sensitisation in conjunction with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to hundreds of youths. Click the link to read more……… https://www.ecudomef.org/2014/02/04/ecudomef-2014-group-brings-hope-to-imo-community.   



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