Foundation Commissions Ultra-Modern School Complex in Oraifite, Anambra State
By Abisola THOMPSON
Sir. Emeka Okwuosa Foundation, is a non-governmental organization anchored on providing Education, food, wellness and health facilities to local national and international deserving persons and communities in order to complement or support community, national and foreign efforts in these directions, thereby enhancing self-actualization and self-reliance.
A major educational project amongst others executed by the foundation is the construction of an ultra – modern 3 storey building school complex situated at Oraifite, Anambra State, Nigeria.
On 23rd December, 2019, all roads shall lead to Irefi, Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA for the commissioning of the Ultra-modern 3 storey building – ‘’Dame Irene Nneka Okwuosa Memorial Convent ‘’ in memory of her ardent belief in educating the girl child.
Dame Irene Okwuosa never had a female child yet dozens of girls passed through her, mostly living with her at various times.
Her love for education was outstanding and she organized free teaching for old men and women who could not read or write from 1970 in her private time.
In addition, Dame Irene trained graduates who were not her children, built houses for families, started businesses for individuals, trained young women who passed through her to be self-reliant.
Dame Irene Okwuosa trained her children to offer assistance to people in need, lots of people benefitted through this in many ways.
No doubt why the Okwuosa family is described as a strong pillar in the entire Oraifite Community that renders help to the community.
She was married to Late Pa Godfrey Egbuniwe Okwuosa.
The ground breaking ceremony of the ultra-modern building project was held on 8th July 2018 during the 8th synod of the Nnewi Diocese.
It is worthy to note that the new school complex, has the capacity of housing 33 rooms including 16 classrooms, one ICT room, a fully equipped library, integrated studio and learning hub, crèche and kindergarten learning centre, a laboratory, Art studio, medical and sports room was completed in 8 months.
In July 2019, No fewer than 50 students of the Dame Irene Nneka Okwuosa Memorial Convent, Oraifite were awarded certificates, gift items and cash prizes for their outstanding performance by sir. Emeka Okwuosa Foundation.
The presentation was done during the school annual prize giving day to mark the end of the academic session.
Scholarships were given to four indigent students who emerged as the overall best in different subjects.
Overall, over 200 students across board have benefitted from the foundation’s secondary school scholarship scheme.
Sir. Emeka Okwuosa through his foundation, has also executed several other developmental projects in Oraifite and its environs.
These include: the 1.5km Dame Irene Nneka Okwuosa road; a completely tarred road with modern drainage and erosion control system,
The Umunzalu Town hall and Community Civic Centre, the 0.5km Eze Okpuzo road, a garri processing factory, provision of motorcycles to indigenous residents to facilitate their transportation businesses, rehabilitation and modification of water project.
Yearly merit awards to students of Oraifite Boys Secondary School with outstanding academic performance in different subjects, Skills Acquisition Programme and Engineer Training Programme carried out through Oilserv Limited and designed to train individuals in the field of engineering.
Set up for the provision of local security to Irefi, Oraifite and outfitted with a patrol vehicle, radio communications systems, security gear and providing jobs for around 30 local men.
The foundation has also completed the structure of the foundation’s secretariat at Oraifite and a multi-billion Naira specialist hospital in Oraifite, Anambra State (Dame Irene Nneka Okwuosa Medical Centre).
The medical Centre will be equipped with the necessary medical facilities for dialysis to address kidney related problems.
Emeka Okwuosa can be described as a first class philanthropist and one uncompromisingly committed to the socio-economic transformation of Oraifite town in general.
It is worthy to note that every year, the needy, including Churches, government establishments and schools benefit from the benevolence of Sir. Engr. Emeka Okwuosa foundation.
That is why thousands gather each year at irefi civic centre, Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA to partake from distribution of rice and cooking oil during Christmas, Easter and other festive periods.
For his various achievements, and because there aren’t many like him, Emeka Okwuosa is a rare breed.
A philanthropist whose sense of mission is hinged on the economic and sociological belief that enriching humanity is by ploughing back his resources into the society.
His footsteps should be closely understudied and his brand of generosity fully emulated.
Therefore, those who have benefitted hugely from his philanthropy are joining their spirits in prayer so that he lives long to keep inspiring them, better their lives and help national development at large.
Emeka Okwuosa is the founder and Chairman of the following Companies;
Oilserv Limited, Frazimex Engineering Limited, Frazpower Limited,FrazOil, E&P Ltd. ,CrownEnergy Resources Limited and Ekcel Farms Limited.
He is a Knight of St. Christopher (KSC) of the Anglican Communion.