Succour came to the pupils and students of Onuaboh Primary and Secondary schools in Ndokwa East local Government of Delta as Ndokwa Association in America donated Chairs and Desks to both schools.
The Association had also awarded scholarship to five students of Ndokwa Nation in the tertiary institutions.
Chairman of the Ndokwa Association in America, New York chapter, Mr Chibuzor Uwadione said, “Onuaboh is a great community with equally great sons and daughters and It is in light of that mindset that Ndokwa Association in America has for past decade,been working toward the education of our youngsters by providing scholarship to our sons and daughters at the universities level.
“We are gathered here today to create and sustain a better future by educating our youngsters in providing an environment that is conducive to get the targeted goal.
“We strongly believe that our strength is in our numbers and our future is squarely in our hands and today we are awarding five of our children from Ndokwa Nation scholarship at the higher institution.
“We are also presenting chairs/desk to the Onuaboh community schools and this donation is made courtesy of the New York chapter of Ndokwa Association in America
“While these small gestures may not fulfill all our needs, it is nonetheless a step in the right direction. It is therefore my hope and prayer that these tiny gestures may inspire other group both home and abroad to help our communities in need. Nothing is too small and nothing is insignificant”. Uwadione said.
Receiving the items, president general of the Onuaboh community, Richard Ochem expresses satisfaction and gratitude for the kind gesture.
He said, “Our brothers from the United States have come to show love to our children and assist them to be leaders of tomorrow and to identify with us.
“Today will mark a turning point in the educational history of our children and this gesture will go a long way in encouraging parents to be more determined in making sacrifices to see their children educated and be fulfilled”.
Ochem however appeal to the Delta State to come to their aide by providing enabling learning environment to both schools in the community.
“We must not fail to mention that Onuaboh Primary and secondary school, lack staff, buildings laboratory and library and it is a statement of the fact that we need a standard secondary school to attract children from neighboring communities”. He appealed.