Eight Students In Rural African Community Receive Scholarships and Hundreds Get Free Medical Services at ECUDOMEF/PROFOUND Outreach Program.
Imo State, Nigeria, December 31, 2016: The yearly program of the Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorothy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation (ECUDOMEF), in order to further its mission, of facilitating all round development of the underprivileged and women through access to quality purposeful education and affordable health care, concluded on December 31 2016. This year’s event took place at the St. Jude’s Catholic Parish, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise of Imo State Nigeria, after mass celebrated by Rev Fathers Simon Nwachukwu and Jude Onuoha.
Eight (8) students who came tops at a scholarship examination (which the founder Professor Eddie Oparaoji joined in supervising) were awarded scholarships. The scholarship scheme which started under the Kingship of HRH late Eze Cletus Oparaoji, in 1990, as Amuzi Scholarship Scheme and, was renamed ECUDOMEF after his death in 1997.
Since its inception, over 350 students have become beneficiaries, and have proudly moved on to become clergy, physicians, lawyers, teachers and other positive contributors to society. The Founder of the program Professor Edward Oparaoji and the Board of trustees Chairperson and Former Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Viola Onwuliri both expressed gratitude to God for the scheme’s track record and unbroken streak. They also urged students and parents to never give up on their dreams.
The 2016 awardees are; Chidinma Agulanne (Umuodu), Chiamaka Kemdirim (Umuodu), Ndubueze Obioma (Izuoha), Chidinma Agbaraji (Umuhu/Loghocho), Deborah Onyeoziri (Ako n’Ojibo), Chiamaka Oparaji Obasi(Umuofor), Chinwendu Igbo (Umuhu/Loghocho), and Arinze Ihenebo (Umuodu).
Furthermore, in partnership with the late Professor Celestine Onwuliri Foundation, PROFOUND, and under the leaderships of Dr. Genevieve Nwigwe and Dr. Chinemerem Daniel Onwuliri a free medical outreach program was also successfully conducted, benefiting hundreds with different ailments and disease conditions.
The event sponsors, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers got profuse commendations from Professor Oparaoji.