In particular, Dr Oyor had special affinity for the poor and less privileged. He made great personal sacrifices to rescue people from the clutches of poverty, ignorance, disease, homelessness and the myriad deprivations that plague lowly people in our clime.…
Dr Oyor believed in empowerment; he believed that it is not enough to merely give handouts, but that people should be helped to stand on their own and become strong enough to help others.
For this reason, many of those whom Dr Oyor supported, he did so over a significant length of time. He held people’s hands until they crossed over.
At the point of his departure into glory in 2020, his intervention in many of such lives was still work-in-progress.
Dr Oyor had on his support list persons who were being:
Furthermore, it was agreed that this legacy of kindness / charity is worthy of preservation, and that beyond the current beneficiaries, it should be possible to perpetuate what Dr Oyor lived for. Gomba & Patience Oyor Foundation (GOPAT) was founded to achieve this objective.
“He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” (Proverbs 19:17)
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.