Remy Chukwunyere, AFRYDEF President addressing the press

HOW WE STARTED…

AFRYDEF was founded by Remy Chukwunyere in far away Kaduna State in 1999 during his one year National Youth Service after graduation from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.

As a young man, who was zealous about making a change in the society, he started organizing youths in the Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna and taught them basic leadership principles and how to become self reliant.

He shared his burning desire for youth development with Evang. Julie Amego who was the Commercial Manager at the NNPC-PPMC, Kaduna Area, where he served. That was how AFRYDEF was founded and today, our impact is being felt around the world.


Our team

AFRYDEF is made up of a team of professionals serving in its board, management committee and as its Global Ambassadors around the world. We are committed in realizing our vision of an African society where children, youths and women are seen as assets and thus, encouraged to develop their full potentials.


Bar. RALPH NWOSU

Board Chairman

REMY CHUKWUNYERE

Founder/President

BAR. ngozi ukachi-lois

Board Member (Legal Adviser)

ENGR. Linda chukwunyere

Board Secretary

DR. HELEN UDUJIH

Board Member

Becky OKECHUKWU DURU

Board Member

stacy maitland

Team Lead, USA

LAURA ELENDU

Team Lead, Canada

kHalid m. ABDILLAHI

Team Lead, Somalia

bill fransicus

Global Ambassador, USA

ADA IKECHIUKU (DE LIONESS)

Global Ambassador, UK

DENISA GOKOVI

Global Ambassador, Albania

coach mario

Global Ambassador, France

mavayna manav

Global Ambassador, India

Kelechi brian chikezie

Chief Operating Officer

Engr. Priscila Okechukwu

Director of Programs

chidiebere chukwunyere

Media Manager

austin thomas

Program Manager

janeth ogbonna

Program Manager (Women)

TANIA TOVELA

Team Lead, Mozambique

chukwuma anurunkem

Program Manager (Enterprise Dev)