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Abiriba Community Partners with NGO to promote education

By admin on November, 20 2015

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In its bid to sensitize and bring all the public
schools in the federation on board its education
programme,SWG-F in conjuction with the
Education Committee of Abiriba Communal
Improvement Union (ACIU) on 13th of November
2015 hosted Abiriba Public schools cum students
comprising of Onarubi Secondary Technical
School,Egwuena Girls Secondary School and
Enuda High School at Erinma Town Hall Abiriba in
CONDUCIVE PLATFORM: Giving the youths the
conducive platform to excel in life.
The gathering being the foundation's 2nd outing
as a Civil Society Organization for students in
secondary schools was equally the second project
to be undertaken by the young NGO and was
to engage the students in a one on one interactive
and educative session with the seasoned resource
persons that graced the event,in order to
educate,inspire,motivate and build them to attain
greater heights in future bearing in mind that in
life education is the key for a successful living.
This came after its first official flag off and
education programme at Ehere Community
Comprehensive Secondary School,Ehere,Ogbor Hill
Aba,Abia State on 23rd of October,2015.
The Professor of Environment and Toxicology
from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Umudike in Abia State,Prof.Patrick Ogwo while
delivering his speech on the topic titled " THE
POWER OF DETERMINATION" said that said that
"determined people stand out as tough leaders
who finish whatever they set out to accomplish in
life and he went further to say that the power of
determination is one of the key factors between
those who constantly achieve success versus
those who give up on their dreams to live
comfortably in the valley of mediocrity" etc. He
thanked the founder of the organisation Lady
Grace Nma Sunshine for coming up with this
laudable initiative and prayed for more grace upon
Prof.Mkpa Agu Mkpa,Fmr.Commisioner of
education in Abia State,Fmr.Vice Chancellor of
Abia State University Uturu and Fmr.Secretary
General to Abia State Government in his response
to the speech delivered by Prof.Patrick said that
determination in life is the key to a successful
living and that education is the basic tool one
need to equip his or herself with in this life. He
encouraged the students to be more focused and
serious in their studies and promised to give an
award of excellence to the most well behaved
students in each of the schools come next year at
this event again.
Speaking at the occasion the king of the land in
the person of HRM Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu ,The
Enachioken of Abiriba Community (IV) motivated
the students to be the best in all they have set
out to achieve in life. He went further to call out
some of the students and asking them on
individual basis what they would wish to be in life
and the responses were amazing . He called on
all the Abiriba stake holders,education loving
individuals,all the tiers of the government and
corporate bodies to come out and support SWG-F
in this initiative including funding agencies both
locally and internationally to enable them reach
out to as many students in public schools as
possible. He promised to assist in his own way to
make this vision a success and went further to
list out three categories of awards he will be
giving out to the students come next year at the
next event. The awards includes : The best
student in Poetry,in Mathematics and the
youngest innovator in Abiriba land. He unveiled
the foundation stickers,awards and educational
materials given out to the participants at the
Prof.Anya.O.Anya the Pro Chancellor of Micheal
Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike who
graced the event with his beloved wife expressed
his delight on this educative and informative
program organised by SWG-F in Abiriba. He went
further to admonish the students on the need to
be serious in life ,making good use of their time
and on the importance of education . He went on
to present an award of excellence to Prof.Mkpa
Agu Mkpa by the foundation.
The different schools in attendance made some
presentations including quiz competitions and
awards given to them based on their performance
by Hon.Chris Nwokocha,the Chairman of ACIU
Education Committee who also delivered the final
lecture on the topic "What Education Can Do For
You ". He said that education is a touch light
showing us the true path of our life and that an
educated man is said to be erudite,instructed,p­
roficient,well informed, enlightened etc.
The welcome address was given by the founder
Lady Grace Nma Sunshine at the beginning of the
event ,she also encouraged the students to be
determined in life as SWG-F have come to provide
that conducive platform for them to excel in life.
She thanked everyone for coming to honour the
invitation and promised never to relent in this
school outreaches ,calling for sponsorship and
support from all lovers of education especially the
Government ,individuals and corporate bodies. It
was a huge and successful event.