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Funeral Arrangements.


The African community has been shaken by the sudden death of a young man Kofi Lucky Okagbare; which occurred on the 9th August 2016 when he passed on in his sleep in his apartment. Lucky was an international student whose family is oversea, and he was alone in Australia at the time of his death. This Life Foundation is joining hands with Lucky`s family to raise fund to be able to send Lucky`s body home to his family for a decent burial.


 Anyone who met Lucky will know him as a calm, kind, gentle, generous, loyal and a compassionate person. This Life Foundation Team met him on the 25th June 2016 when he attended the African Youth Forum where he actively volunteered to pack up. He later asked to volunteer with the Foundation as a way of giving back to the community by supporting vulnerable children who were close to his heart. Lucky also worked with the WorldVision where he helped the sponsorship of up to 100 children in need.

" I am so saddened by this news and completely disheartened that a young man with dreams and so much good to give to the world is robbed from us. From the onset, Kofi stood out as one of the most generous, kind, gentle,  and humble person; with a big heart. For instance, Kofi did not only offer to help at the forum with the packup, he also contacted me later and expressed his urge to volunteer for This Life Foundation as a way of giving back to society and supporting the most vulnerable in communities, something he said is at the centre of his heart" 

~ Mercy Akongo, Director of This Life Foundation~

Lucky was a person dedicated to helping others and bringing out the best in whoever he met and was widely known and loved by many. He always reached out to help, uplifted people and strived to make the world a better place. His passion for helping others motivated him to work with the World Vision Foundation where he helped sponsorship of up to 100 children through WorldVision and recently offerred to volunteer for This Life Foundation as a way of giving back to communities. Lucky also loved reading and has a room full of books overseas and has a pile of books back home in Nigeria!

Lucky Kofi showing off his certificate awarded by WorldVision in Sydney, Australia for 100 Child Sponsorship

In the Picture (Left to Right): Hon.Jihad Dibs (Member of Parliament for Lakemba & Shadow Minister for Education), Lucky Kofi & Jordan

More About Lucky Kofi

Lucky hails from Delta State, an area covering the Oil rich Niger Delta Environment of Nigeria. He was born on 13/05/1979, to Justice J.E.O Kofi and Roseline Kofi . His late Father was a High Court Judge and His Mum a High School teacher.


He had his primary Education and attended various Primary schools across the Old Bendel state moving every few years because Of the frequent transfer of his Father. In 1991 He proceeded to Government College Ughelli for his secondary Education which he completed in 1996.

He eventually gained admission into the Federal University of Technology Akure where he Studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He got his Bachelor's Degree in 2008 and worked for 5 years before proceeding to the Tasmania University of Australia in 2013 for a Master’s program in Management Information Systems.

We would also like to let you know that we intend to hold a memorial Service in Sydney in honour of our brother Kofi before his body is repatriated back to his family in Nigeria for the burial. Please keep Kofi`s family in your prayers at this difficult time as they wait for their son`s remain.

We appeal for your support to help take our brother`s body home, please donate today.





For inquiries;

Please contact Mercy Akongo or Sam Sebenzo


Mercy: 0450512560

Sam: 0451502156

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