Paul was a junior in high school when he first had the idea to be a part of the change he wanted to see in his home country, but he wasn’t sure where to start. One day in class he felt the Lord lay the orphans on his heart. He was just a student in high school with no income but he knew he wanted to help in some capacity. He called his sister who was still in Nigeria and asked her to reach out to some of the local orphanages until he found one he could partner with. For roughly 2 years Paul served with “Adonai” by collecting boots, toothpaste, clothes, food and anything else he could gather to send to them.
In 2018 Paul was able to go back to Nigeria and host a soccer and basketball camp that included local youth to create teams from the northern and southern parts of the state, as well as orphans from CLAPAI Orphanage. The tournament was organized for 8 teams, 4 from the north and 4 from the south. Paul wanted to use the love of sports to bridge the gap between the religious feud that is present between the northern and southern parts of the state.
The Alice Gombwer Foundation is a non-profit organization honoring the memory of my beloved mother, Mrs. Alice Paul Gombwer, who went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2013. The main purpose of this foundation is to promote peace and to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats and cares for orphans and to help protect their human rights. Our goal is to promote peaceful coexistence, conflict resolution, and the building of peace. We are working to improve the lives of orphans and at-risk children in Nigeria and around the world through the unifying power of sports, education, and evangelism. Therefore we are meeting the material, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the children and of those in environments of unrest.
We just concluded our Alice Gombwer Foundation 2021 (AGF2021) events which took place in Kaduna, Jos and Gombe where about 580 competitors competed in Kaduna, 75 in Jos and 50 in Gombe. We also reached out to the following orphanages: Adonai and Gilead in Kaduna and Our Lady of Apostle Orphanage Home in Jos where we supplied them with food stuff, clothing items, and personal hygiene items. AGF also reached out to Goktok Village in Kanke Local Government of Plateau state Nigeria where we distributed 130 pairs of shoes and clothing to the kids in the local community. Currently we are making plans for another AGF2022 soccer for peace event in Kaduna, basketball camp/tournament for peace in Lagos and basketball camp for peace in Edo State Nigeria. We are also looking forward to going back and visiting with the local orphanages. We are collecting clothes, food, boots, and toiletries to give to the orphanages and team uniforms, basketball shoes, and cleats for the camps.