From Chuks Collins, Awka
The Louis Carter Education Foundation has released the cheques for the first batch of 43 beneficiaries its scholarship scheme.
Also the Emeka Okwuosa Foundation has given out its 2013 scholarship to 300 students and about 3000 bags of rice and other cooking condiments to a wide range of beneficiaries including the police, churches, widows and other organizations in and around Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The executive chairman of Louis Carter Industries Ltd, an Nnewi-based business conglomerate, Chief Louis Onwugbenu while giving out the cheques for their school fees has charged the beneficiaries who were drawn from secondary and tertiary institutions in the country to use the opportunity of the scholarship to concentrate solely on their studies.
He lamented that he could not further his education beyond primary level because of lack of funds, so he vowed to lead a crusade to eliminate illiteracy when financial favour smiled on him.
The chairman of the Anambra state Schools Education Service Commission, Lady Joy Ulasi thanked Chief Onwugbenu “for taking the bold initiative in philanthropy…”, noting that Nnewi was hitherto known more for business but that the benefactor has opened a new door of events in public service.
She therefore charged the beneficiaries and their parents to remain studious and steadfast in order to achieve the aims of the scholarship scheme.
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Cynthia Okonkwo, a Senior Secondary student of Federal Government College Onitsha, whose mother, Mrs Ego Okonkwo (a widow)was on hand to savour the moment said she would now no longer worry about her fees but would devote all her time to her books. She assured they would not disappoint their families and Chief Onwugbenu.
At Oraifite, Chief Azuka Okwuosa who supervised the Emeka Okwuosa Foundation annual distribution of items to deserving citizens told journalists that the programme which has been operating for more than fifteen years has undertaken establishment of garri/starch processing mills, roads construction, feed-the-poor programme and has intervened in other citizens in diaspora needs amongst other development projects.
He said the foundation was the brainchild of Emeka Okwuosa as one of the ways of giving back to the society. He urged others to synergize and improv the society through intervening in the lives of the people around us.
Source Chuks Collins