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Adassa-Adumori Foundation, Inc. (AAF) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Tennessee.  The corporation is organized for the purpose of providing humanitarian and educational support to children and families.  The Foundation seeks to create a door of opportunity for children and families living in insecure environments by providing them with the tools to combat illiteracy, crime and poverty by assisting with the renovation of schools building, providing school supplies, school food programs, and capacity building training for community leaders. 

AAF is a US-based nonprofit working in the developing nations of the world to train leaders capable of addressing their nations' most-pressing issues.  AAF does this through community projects in business, and education.  Adassa-Adumori Foundation, Inc.


Adassa-Adumori Foundation, Inc. mission is to develop and support sustainable projects that create significant positive change in children and families who are growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantages in 3rd world countries, one community at a time.

While many stories have evolved from the heart of Africa, this is a story of an African princess who after 23 years of living outside of her community; returns to “repair the bridge.” It is a story of hope and new beginnings for underprivileged communities in 3rd world countries and a call to action across the globe to reach out and save lives.

     The Adassa – Adumori Foundation is a non-for-profit organization established by Princess Fumi Ogunleye Hancock, with advisory support from her parents, Prince Ademola & Princess Remi Ogunleye, the reigning King of Emure - Ekiti, a Yoruba tribe in the Western region of Africa- King Emmanuel Adebayo, Ms Yolanda Shields, Vice President of Adassa, Inc. and other well wishers both in Africa and the US.


Though Dr  Fumi is of royal descent, she is aware that the issue of poverty is a global problem which deserves a global solution. "We acknowledge that it indeed takes a village to raise a child. In this spirit, we are extending our hands to our global community for assistance".

ADASSA’s Vision is to actively strengthen the community by providing an atmosphere of hope, healing and restoration

Our goal is to capture the hearts of people in the US to encourage, empower, support and promote self sufficiency and quality of life in targeted impoverished communities.


Adassa Adumori Foundation Programs and Services
Educational Support: AAF raises funds for, and oversees the development of educational support to at-risk primary and secondary schools in the western regions of Africa.

Our Primary focus is on:
1) repairing school buildings,
2) providing books, uniforms, and furniture to the schools,
3) establishing school food program

(AAF addresses the
nutritional needs of Nigerian school children with the aim of improving their academic performance and overall wellbeing.),

4) providing school buses to transport the students, and
5) establishing school health programs in the area of immunizations, hygiene, and HIV prevention care. 

Direct Services:

AAF provides capacity building training to community leaders in order to develop and strengthen the skills, instincts, abilities, processes, and resources in order to create sustainability programs and services. 

         Program development, management and evaluation

         Implementing business development, microcredit and entrepreneurship training programs

         Providing education and literacy initiatives for adults and children

      Health Education Programs


This activity is overseen by the Board of Directors and staff.  AAF Board of Directors has over 18 years of experience working in the nonprofit field as well as community development.  

Education & Awareness:
AAF offers adults and youth annual volunteer trips which are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to work learn and gain practical, on-the-ground experience in community development.  AAF  educates and makes the public aware, via website, of global social volunteer opportunities and provides the tools and opportunities necessary for them to participate in bringing about change in 3rd world communities. The annual trips are organized in order to contribute to the world in a meaningful way, as we develop global citizens.  This activity is also overseen by the Board of Directors and staff.   

 Our goal is to capture the hearts of people in the US to encourage, empower, support and promote self sufficiency and quality of life in targeted impoverished communities (see Explore Our Work Section for details).