Vicar Hope Foundation(VHF) is a humanitarian organization founded by Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu and registered in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matters Act as a not-for-profit institute.
It is registered for the purposes of (a) assisting the physically challenged, vulnerable, and the socio-economically underprivileged as well as impart skills that would make them self reliant. (b) to provide a platform for enhancing the status of women, teenagers and children through education, empowerment, welfare, healthcare provision and skills development(c) to locate, and establish indigent widows, the aged and other persons as well as give love and succor to less privileged, the motherless babies and young orphans.
.(d) to undertake such programmes as may be seen to contribute to enhancing human-to-human relationship and to promote peace and unity amongst members of society (e) to carry out interventions, and enlightenment campaigns against deadly diseases, health challenges, poverty, obnoxious widowhood and teenage girl practices, as well as promote maternal and child care, women and children’s rights. (f) to pursue the promotion and implementation of planet-friendly policies that would enhance the living environment for man and beast (g) to help in the expansion of the intellectual capacities of the Nigerian child by providing the means and material to encourage such growth (h) to make significant contributions to the spiritual and moral development of members of society.
Nkechi Caroline Ikpeazu (nee Nwakanma) was born at Ohanze Isiaha in Obingwa LGA of Abia State. She attended Community Primary School Ohanze; Girls High School, Aba; Teacher Training College Ihie; Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri; Enugu University of Science and Technology Enugu; University of Nigeria Nsukka; and the National Open University of Nigeria. Her curriculum vitae reveal an innate, constant yearning for self-improvement. Qualifications she possess include a First School-Leaving Certificate, a High School Certificate, a Teacher Training certificate, an NCE in Business Studies, a Bachelor Degree in Cooperatives and Rural Development, a post graduate Diploma in Management and a Masters Degree in Management. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Abia State University, Uturu. She has had varied working experiences as a teacher, a ten-year stint as a banker with Lobi Bank between 1986 and 1996, and as a Registrar of Cooperatives with Abia State Government.
She is happily married to the current Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who hails from Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA. The marriage is blessed with two boys and two girls. Mrs. Ikpeazu is a Deacon of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and professes a close relationship with God.
Nkechi Ikpeazu’s loves cooking and is very skilled with a sewing machine. She enjoys sports, and was on the athletic team of her High School. She relaxes with physical workouts and a game of tennis. Mrs. Ikpeazu is a sports promoter and the major backer of the women football premier league club side, Abia Angels FC.
Mrs. Ikpeazu is particularly infected by the philanthropy bug and loves to help people. This yearning brought about the birth of Vicar Hope Foundation.