221 Upper Mission Rd., New Benin - Benin City, Edo State - Nigeria info@materafrica.org +234 8145552304

Mater Africa ngo is a philantropic association based in Benin City. With subsidiaries in Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan and Rome (Italy). In Italy our italian association is called Mater Africa onlus. Both associations work together.

Mater” means mother in Latin Language.

Welcome to Mater Africa non profit association of Nigeria

Breaking news:

May / June 2020 / 2022 New project about Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program (REC) is coming soon… with Associazione Culturale Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud, Nordic Diaspora Forum, Mater Africa Group (Mater Africa per la Cooperazione Internazionale and Mater Africa for Humanitarian Aid Initiative) in partnership with TVC News Lagos.

April / May / June 2020 we’re bringing aid to needy families of villages in Edo State and Lagos State. Given the particular period covid-19 we are looking for cash donations for humanitarian aid.. Your donation will be a chance for those who can’t survive.

02 January 2020 Mater Africa Group is partner with the Government of Edo State and Task Force anti human trafficking.

is official partner of Mater Africa
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December 2019 Mater Africa ngo is partner with NIGERIA HUMANITARIAN ACTION (NHIA)

September 2019: Membership with TVC Lagos (TV Continental and TV Entertainment)

His Royal Highness the Enogie of Oriro Osemwende (Edo State) is a member of Mater Africa.

New REPORT of SSA Anti-Human Trafficking Issues – EDO State – Nigeria

New report of Task Force from Edo State 2019. Send a request to info@materafrica.org to get a copy (cost is 1000 N that will be donated to the Task Force of Edo State)

July 2019: A new health program has been started in partnership with U.M.M.I. ngo the Italian Medical Missionary Association for urgent case of Emergency in a nigerian hospital. This very first case called ‘Helen case’ was about cancer and has succesfully completed by the ‘special team’ of Mater Africa ngo. We are happy to have been selected as the only italian-nigerian ngo available to solve the issue with U.M.M.I.

We are trying now to open up a new corridor of medical aid for those urgent cases between Italy and Nigeria.


June 2019 – His Royal Highness the Enogie of Oriro Osemwende is now in partnership with Mater Africa ngo. The letter signed in Benin City by His Royal Highness Vincent Nosakhare Ohenzuwa together with our Ceo Alberto Cicala has been an important update as a stack holder in our association. The H.R.H. Vincent Nosakhasre has been admitted as a member of the ngo.

The International Conference in Italy, Palermo, has been the first step of a series of meeting that our ngo together with the partners is going to promote in Italy and Nigeria.

With a ‘special agreement’ with the Embassy of Nigeria of Rome, we are going to organize next meeting in Nigeria, an itinerant conference from the capital Abuja through Benin City as far as Lagos.

We warmly advice You, who are reading and interested in our projects, to become an associated member to be numerous in following our international projects.

Become a member. Fill in the form and pay the fees to our bank now. You will receive then a nice welcome from us. If You do not know how to do it just CLICK HERE.

Mater Africa for Humanitarian AID initiative (MAHAI) – Mater is *latin language and means mother – is a non profit making and non governmental organization which is aimed at empowering people, systems and institutions in order to give hope to the hopeless.

*Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium.[4] Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language in Italy, and subsequently throughout the western Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. Latin, Greek and French have contributed many words to the English language. In particular, Latin (and Ancient Greek) roots are used in English descriptions of theology, biology, science, medicine and law. (from Wikipedia)

The overall objective is to create a loving and supportive environment for the orphans, abandoned persons, indegent persons, aged persons, people living with disabilities, street children and adolescents, to achieve self reliance and economic empowerment thereby reducing the attraction to migrate abroad to seek better life.

The general idea is that if people are well empowered and are living a satisfying life, the illegal migration of young people to foreign countries for prostitution and other demeaning activities will be reduced.

The organisation also promotes multiculturalism by sensitising both foreigners and Africans on the dangers of illegal migration which ultimately ends up as human trafficking using cinema and audiovisual materials.

We also develop the capacity of institutions and systems to be able to aid people that live in the rural areas to access health care services.

We also plan to provide food in designated locations to feed desolate people on the street.

Presently, the organisation has offices in Benin, Abuja and Lagos and hopes to establish more in the major cities of Nigeria.

The organisation is inviting people of like mind to join in the struggle to build the nation.

Our Bank Account for donations and subscriptions

Mater Africa for Humanitarian Aid Initiative
Naira account 0068950674
Euro account 0068951712


Mater Africa for Humanitarian Aid Initiative
NAIRA Account 1016792125
Euro Account 5080308536

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