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NGO offers scholarships to pupils, inaugurates health post in Onitsha

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A nongovernmental organization (NGO), Onyinyeomachukwu Empowerment Foundation has inaugurated a health post in Onitsha to Carter for the health needs of indigent persons in the area.

A ceremony to commemorate the inauguration of the health post, which was held at the premises of Living Christ Nursery and Primary School, Onitsha also witnessed the giving out of scholarships to 100 indigent pupils in the State.

The founder and Chairperson of the Foundation, Amb. Onyinye Gift Uwaechia noted that the idea was for the Health Post to serve the people in the locality.

She stated that her Foundation still looks forward to instituting a Health Centre to accommodate more health services and population in the area.

She noted that the goal of the foundation was to impact positively on people’s lives as well as sensitize youngsters to take responsibility for their environment and health.

“The goal is to empower as many people as possible, one at a time. When one person is meaningfully empowered, he can go on and empower others, setting a chain of positive impacts in society.

“I chose my first port of call to be Living Christ Nursery and Primary School School, Onitsha, Anambra State, to teach and sensitize the young stars on the need for them to take responsibility for their environment and health. If we can catch them young and help them inculcate the duty of care and responsibility, the future is sure.”

The foundation distributed over 700 basic cleaning kits containing toothpaste and brushes, hand wash, and sanitizer, among other materials to encourage children to live a clean and healthy lifestyle.

The beneficiaries are pupils of varying classes at Living Christ Nursery and Primary School, Onitsha, the commercial city of the State.

The Wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Nonye Soludo who was represented by the Executive Secretary Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, ASPHDA, Pharm. Chisom Uchem urged people to maintain healthy living to enjoy the good life.

“You must make up your mind to sacrifice certain unhealthy habits that do not go well with your body formula. You must understand that to live healthy is to live happily.”

She commended the Foundation for the initiative to erect the project and promised that it would be maximally used and properly maintained.

The event was also attended by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Patrick Ahamba, the Executive Chairman, ASUBEB, Assoc. Prof. Vera Nwadinobi, among others.

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