Our History

The vision for SOIC was formed in September 15, 2015: our orphanage is a home to care for orphans, vulnerable and less privileged children in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria. In December 2020, the support of Church of Christ in Saint Paul, Minnesota brought our vision to life. Bolstered, our activities have grown to include feeding, clothing, educational assistance, and ministry.

Objective & Activities

  1. Orphanage Caring for the orphans and vulnerable in society
  2. Education To provide quality formal education services to orphans and vulnerable children so they may reach their full potential
  3. Health Care To recruit, access and train foster care volunteer public health and social workers to support orphans and vulnerable children. Areas of particular focus include health, nutrition, hygiene and immunization.
  4. Missionary Our outreach programs provide comfort to the broken hearted and assist the less privileged with spiritual and sound moral counseling and guidance. We provide relief materials and viable scholarships programs to indigenous orphans and vulnerable children.
  5. To encourage orphans and less privileged to actualize their potential by providing creative activities, welfare services and recreation.
  6. To mobilize and improve the standard of living of orphans, vulnerable and less privileged for better living.


Dr. George Inyang

Dr. Inyang is a SOIC trustee based out of Nigeria. He is a medical practitioner by profession.

Obonganwan Aniedi Inyang

Aniedi is the Acting Matron of SOIC. Her past roles include Educator, Administrator, and Philanthropist.

Godwin Tom

Godwin is the Accountant of SOIC, managing purchases and finances of its facilities.

Board of Trustees

Richard Inyang

Richard is the Founder and a Visiting Trustee of SOIC. He currently serves as a Minister with the Roseville Church of Christ in Roseville, Minnesota and is also a missionary to Africa.

Eric Thor

Brother Eric serves as SOIC’s Project Director and Trustee Chairman for 2021. Eric is an Engineer by profession and one of the leaders in the Roseville Church of Christ in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Stacy Sikes

Brother Stacy is an International Coordinator with SOIC and is also a Minister of the Gospel with the Hibbing Church of Christ Minnesota

Joe Nichols

Brother Joe is a civil engineer in Cookeville, TN.  He has ministered in youth groups in Cookeville for the past 25 years as well as served as a Deacon for over 10 years.  He has a strong desire to invest in young people.

Emem Inyang

Sister Emem is an accountant and health care professional.  She serves as a Solace Orphanage International Center Trustee.