The Mary Nwamadi Foundation is a community development financial and humanitarian organization focused on charity work in Africa in general, Nigeria as a country and Azaraegbelu, a local community in Owerri, Imo State Nigeria in particular.
The organization was founded in loving memory of Mrs. Mary Nwamadi aka Aunty M
ABOUT MARY NWAMADI
Mrs. Mary Nwamadi (a.k.a. Aunty M) was born into the family of His Royal Highness/ Her royal Highness Akashiri Ifukor both of blessed memories, on the 8th day of March, 1947. At Obiaruku in Kwale local government area of Delta State of Nigeria. She was from a polygamous family and the first child of her mother.
She attended Primary School, Secondary and Teachers Training College (T.T.C) institutions respectively and came out meritoriously.
Aunty Mary Nwamadi, as her children usually called her, got married to Mr. Clement Nwamadi in 1962. The marriage is blessed by seven surviving children, Four (4) sons and Three (3) daughters respectively.
Aunty Mary Nwamadi was a very sociable personality, kindhearted, famous, well loved and admired by many, for her affectionate, embracing, caring and charming Nature. She lived not only for herself but for mankind, both young and old, notables and the less privileged. In short, she was a mother to the motherless and the fatherless. Aunty’s gentleness broke the barriers of discrimination and firm believes that every mortal not only deserve better but should also be given the Opportunity and a room for improvement to better their lives. She lived a life worthy of emulation throughout her existence and refused to be put down till her last breath. She suddenly died on the 6th of March, 2006 when her children needed her most to reap the rewards to her Labour.
Aunty M. was a well devoted and committed individual in her Christian life. She devoted her life serving the Lord and never fell short of expectation in the Christian context. She was a notable Christian mother, a staunch charismatic, a chorister, sacred Heart member, etc. she was a mother to various seminarians who were posted at various times to do their apostolic works at Azara Ubo Owerri North, Notable among them include Rev. Father Innocent Emam and Rev. Monsignor Clement Chigbu of blessed memory. She embraced her children to Christianity in which they grew up. She was Praise to her husband, a virtuous woman who never spoke erationally and always in constant monitoring of her children’s every step. She also hated idleness.
It was in honor of her virtues, believes, love for humanity that her children set up this foundation – The Mary Nwamadi foundation.