The Dominic Oneya Foundation is set up as an independent private Nigerian philanthropic organization committed to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged Nigerians.
It is established to assist individuals in the communities by supporting primary health care initiatives, in conjunction with the Local Government Areas, States and Federal Government of Nigeria, engage in education intervention, and women/youth-based programmes.
The launching held on the 9th of November 2017, at The Civic Centre-Waterfront, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Top on the programme of the day is a N100,000,000 fundraiser to help the Foundation accomplish some of the various projects it set aside.
Speaking with his son, Anthony Oneya, at the launch of the Foundation, he said they are focusing on youth empowerment through agriculture, education and sports. He added that the scholarships will be inclusive of not just young people but also single mothers who can use it as an avenue to find support to complete their education.
In a society where people holding public offices are notorious for not impacting their local communities, Dominic Oneya and his family are doing what many of his peers should be doing; using their influence to help not just the new generation of leaders but the society as a while. Speaking with the Retired Brigadier General himself, he emphasised the importance of philanthropy not only from an organisational point of view but from an individual perspective; adding that to whom much is given much is expected.