The Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Education Foundation (ECUDOMEF) in partnership with the Professor Celestine Onwuliri Foundation (PROFOUND) and the Naijamerican’s “Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive” successfully held its annual Educational, Healthcare and Poverty Alleviation outreach programs on December 31, 2015. See pics….
During this event six of the best performing students during a scholarship examination were awarded scholarships.
The awardees were; Iwuji Esther Uchechi –from Umuodu Amuzi, Ugoji Patricia Nkemjika- from Umuofor Amuzi, Egbuhuzor Delphine Adaeze – from Umuofor Amuzi , Chukwunyere Christian Chika- from Umuodu Amuzi Izunwanne Precious Nkechi- from Umuodu Amuzi , Echeodo Jane Chinasa- from Ako n’Ojibo, all from Amuzi community in Ahiazu Mbaise Imo State Nigeria.
Also more than 1000 patients received medical treatment (including eye care and surgery), 50 orphans got new or fairly new pairs of shoes, and over 200 widows got various food items such as rice, onions, tomatoes etc. Since inception in 1990, over 300 students from this educationally motivated African community (Amuzi) have benefited from this scholarship program and over 11,000 patients have been medically assessed and or treated at no cost.
Key contributors in attendance were Professor Eddie Oparaoji, Professor Viola Onwuliri (former Supervising Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister of State for Education), Sir John Kennedy Opara (Executive Secretary Pilgrims Board), Professor Poly Chigbu Deputy VC of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Professor and Dr (Mrs) Festus Onwuliri (Unijos), Engr Ken and Dr (Mrs) Ifeoma Onwuliri (for PROFOUND), Dr. Chinemerem Onwuliri, Mr Emeka Oparaoji (Founder of Kicks for Kids, a Doctor of Pharmacy student at Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA), and Professor Zeph Njoku (UNN). Others present were Chidubem and Chibuikem Oparaoji, Chief and Hon (Mrs) Bona Ogu, Chief Felix Chukwu and family, and Mr Ibe George Chisom.
The program took place at the St Jude’s Catholic Parish, Amuzi, Ahiazu, Mbaise in Imo State Nigeria. The officiating priests at the preceding mass were Rev. Fr. Dr. Simon Nwachukwu, Rev. Fr. Dr. Walter Ihejirika and the acting Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Charles Agwuocha. Click here for pics…..