THE GOOD SAMARITAN FOUNDATION
Helping and Inspiring young people to overcome challenges.
The Good Samaritan Foundation is a NGO registered in the UK with Registered Charity Number 1161031
The Good Samaritan Foundation implements projects, programmes and activities aimed at augmenting and improving personal, social and psychological development needs of our youths to enable them realise their potential as they journey into adulthood.
We aim to advance the social and psychological life of young people mainly through crisis intervention, advocacy, motivational interactions and leisure time activities in order to develop their mental, physical and spiritual capacities so they can achieve their full potential as responsible individual and members of society.
The vision for The Good Samaritan Foundation is to work in partnership with vulnerable children and young people, aged 12 – 24 years old, and their parents, to improve their personal, psychological and social development needs through targeted projects and programmes.
The Good Samaritan Foundation is to work in partnership with other Charities and NGOs with the same objective to raise awareness and help tackle youth inequalities and crime.
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Founder's Background & Charity History
- Founder's Background
- Educational Career
- Professional Career
- Charity Formation & Achievements
- Awards & Family
Counsellor Funmi Ademilua was born in Idiaraba, Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria to an industrialist father, Chief Daniel Oni Olajubu and Mrs. Mary Olajubu. She attended African church Primary School and Sonmori Comprehensive High School in Lagos, Nigeria.
Being a product of a single parent and as someone who has seen and experienced emotional hard side of life at a fragile and tender age after the demise of her loving dad, she vowed to always strive to fill a gap of need psychologically, socially and economically for the hopeless and the less privileged and that she would stop at nothing to achieve the purpose. As providence would have its way, Funmi left Nigeria for Austria in the 90s and shortly afterwards started off humanitarian work as a volunteer at the Mother Theresa Homeless Scheme at Mariahilfergurtel in Vienna, Austria between 1993 and 1995.
Given the experience garnered at the Mother Theresa Homeless Scheme, Funmi became so propelled to service to humanity that she later joined the Caritas Erzdiozese Wien Carla Nord Textil und Mobelverkauf (21 bezirk) in Austria where greater responsibilities were committed to her even as a volunteer for a year till 1996.
While in Austria she discovered she had to groom herself better communicatively in German so as to be able to access and assume even bigger responsibilities and function well. Afterwards, She became German translator at various refugee camps within and around Vienna, Austria, the service she rendered diligently for three years. In the year 1999 she became a member of a local branch of an American civil rights organization known as National Association for the Advancement of Coloured people (NAACP), an organization that aims at ending segregation and pursuing equality for all regardless of ethnicity, race, and religion. By dint of diligence and honesty of purpose, within a short period of time, Funmi grew to becoming one of the prominent members of NAACP and operated in the capacity of the treasurer of the organization for two years. She also partook in the “Global Cultural Event” coordinated by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a specialized agency of the United Nations in Austria.
The urge to always operate far beyond mediocrity prompted her to seek further certification in business administration with specialisation in business Management at an American Institute (The international University) in Austria 2001. Also in 2004 she bagged a Diploma certification in Personnel Management at WIFI Institute in Gmund, Waldviertel region of lower Austria. Again, just like Oliver Twist, who would always ask for more, Funmi added yet another (BA. Honours) degree in Psychosocial Studies as well as Masters degree (MSc) in Counselling and Stress Management consultancy respectively in the prestigious University of East London in 2006 and 2013. During her academic escapade and active role played in the University Of East London, She was nominated and worked as a faculty student representative for three years.
She is a Certified Counsellor and member of a number of prestigious professional bodies including:
- Association of Holistic Complementary Practitioner (AHCP) (CCC). This is an organisation made up of professional Counsellors and Clinical supervisors.
- British Association for counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Lewisham Counselling & Counsellors Training Associate where she completed a professional Course in Person-Centred Therapy (PCT).
She was appointed as a parent Governor to the Governing Body of Box Grove Primary school by The Royal Greenwich Borough (2010) and worked as the head of welfare and spiritual committee and she is a member of Association of Greenwich Governors (AGG) from 2010 till date.
The eventual founding of The Good Samaritan Foundation UK (TGSF) in the year 2010 and later established in Nigeria in 2015, is a fulfilment of an “age-long” dream of consummating service to humanity with the young ones being at the centre of assignment. Counsellor Funmi Ademilua, being a natural motivational speaker, is applying the principle of catch-them-young to target and help the young ones by creating a team of passionate individuals that will join forces together to contribute in ridding our communities of youth violence, anti-social activities and poverty.
Achievement: In the last five years, The Good Samaritan Foundation has succeeded in serving as voice to the voiceless. Counsellor Funmi Ademilua, has been able to access places almost impossible for the down-trodden to reach in rallying support for the socially, psychologically and economically defenceless youths. TGSF covered young people’s social and educational needs by providing life skills and professional development through motivational interactions, advocacy and youth involvement activities majorly in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Over a number of years, The Good Samaritan Foundation has provided educational, psychological and financial supports both in the UK and Nigeria worth thousands of pounds in donated sum both in cash and in kind.
Award: Counsellor Funmi Ademilua, in 2014 was awarded for her work in the community by the Greenwich Council and also received Abike Ade Foundation Award in the UK as Best Youth advocate of the Year.
Family: Counsellor Funmi, a Business woman, and a Philanthropist is married to Dr. Charles Adekunle Ademilua and together, blessed with three lovely children Tobi, Tola and Naomi.