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Dame Juliet Nwachukwu (in flowing gown) poses with the recipient students
The Chief Innocent Nwachukwu Memorial Foundation (CINMF) was at it again on Thusday, May 21, 2020 when its promoters, led by Dame Juliet Nwachukwu, distributed COVID-19 palliative materials among over 49 secondary school students designed to cushion the difficult effects of the lockdown occasioned by the dreaded pandemic.
The Foundation, it will be recalled, had over a year ago handed out to some students in the community, exercise books, various amounts of money and other educational item to assist them in the pursuit of their studies.
This time around, at a low-key event which held at Nwachukwu Origbo compound in Izuoha, Amuzi, the CINMF, under the watch of Dame Juliet Nwachukwu, assisted by Chief Donne Chikere, Traditional Prime-Minister of Odu-Na-Izuoha, and Hon. Nzeribe Nwachukwu (JP), presented to the students who are indigenes of the village, =N=5,000.00 a piece in aid of purchasing distance eduction materials.
(L-R) Hon. Nzeribe Nwachukwu, Chief Donne Chikere, Traditional Prime-Minister, Same Juliet Nwachukwu and Mr. Lawrence at the event
In addition, each of the pupils was also given a face mask designed by Uhi Couture as well as a bottle of hand sanitiser.
Speaking at the brief event on behalf of Engr. Aguiyi Nwachukwu, Chairman CINMF, Hon. Nzeribe Nwachukwu informed that plans were underway to expand the programme such that it would accommodate the other surrounding villages in future with its cash awards.
CINMF, a sole initiative of late Chief Innocent Nwachukwu’s children, enjoys sponsorship of Ms. Renee Harris, a native of Houston, who works at a large urban hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Ms. Harris who recently discovered that she has roots in Nigeria,
One of the students receives her gift from Same Juliet Nwachukwu
revealed that her contribution to the Foundation’s projects was fuelled by her desire to help her brothers and sisters back home. She loves jollof rice, pepper soup and goat meet stew. She is looking forward to visiting Nigeria soon.
Some of the students perform the National Anthem
The promoters of CINMF who expressed their gratitude to Ms. Harris for her kind gesture also thanked Chief Alfred & Dr. (Mrs) Chizoma Iwuji, members of the foundation and a host of others for their support.
Said the Foundation’s promoters: “We thank our sponsors, specially, Ms. Renee Harris a native of Houston, who works at a large urban hospital in the Texas Medical Center.
“She recently discovered that she has roots in Nigeria and is using her contribution to help her brothers and sisters back home”.
Other students receive in turns