Between 2005 and 2010, our founder, Father Godwin Asuquo, was an Associate Pastor of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Northern Illinois University. He loves sharing his native Nigerian stories, food and culture.
In 2008, at the request of one of the college students to whom he ministered, he cooked an authentic Nigerian dish for his parishioners. This little dinner generated funds that inspired five people to travel with him to Nigeria to distribute about $6000 in donations that were raised for scholarships.
Upon their return, they founded ImaBridge Africa. Ima, in Father Godwin’s native dialect, means love. ImaBridge Africa is building a bridge of love to those less fortunate.