By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba
The Awka Zone I Chapter of Excellent Ladies of Valour and Steel (ELOVAS) Foundation, has given scholarship to six indigent students of Nneoma Secondary School, Nibo, Awka South LGA, Anambra State.
Speaking when she led some members of the chapter to the school on Monday, March 9, the Founder/President of ELOVAS Foundation International, QueenLady Ngozi Ekwunife, said the scholarship award to the six indigent students was part of the group’s programme to mark the 2020 International Women’s Day celebration.
The six beneficiaries of the ELOVAS’ Scholarship largesse were three boys and three girls who were currently JSS 2 students. Four of them were on the direct scholarship of the ELOVAS Awka Zone I, while two were sponsored by two members of the group.
According to the ELOVAS president, the scholarship which covered the students’ school fees, would run from the current 2nd Term, 2019/2020 Academic Session, to the completion of their secondary school education.
The beneficiaries of the group’s scholarship award were Blessing Augustine, who hails from Abraka in Delta State; Faith Ugwu of Enugu State, as well as Kosarachi Anene and Somtochukwu Okoye, who both hail from Nibo, Awka South LGA, Anambra State.
Kosisochukwu Nwankwo of Achalaoji Village, Nibo, Awka South LGA, Anambra State, was given scholarship by the President of ELOVAS, QueenLady Ngozi Ekwunife, while Ifechukwu Onyemachi, of Imo State was given a scholarship by a member of the chapter, Lady Kenechukwu Anikwe.
Two of the beneficiaries, Master Kosisochukwu Nwankwo and Miss Faith Ugwu, who equally spoke on behalf of others, appreciated the Foundation and the members for their goodwill. Master Nwankwo promised to put in his best so as to excel in his academic work and good character.
Miss Ugwu, who did not perform well academically in the first term, promised to focus on her studies so as to make ELOVAS Foundation and her parents proud.
One of the beneficiaries’ parent, Mrs Patricia Nwankwo, who placed a phone call to appreciate the president of the Foundation, was moved to tears. She thanked the Founder and members of the Foundation for what she described as their show of generosity, praying God to bless them and ELOVAS Foundation.
For her part, the principal of Nneoma Secondary School, Nibo, Mrs. Gloria Obeleagu, commended the Foundation for what she described as its consistent contribution to child development. Mrs Obeleagu, who recalled the group’s campaign against drug and cultism to the school in October 2019, said ELOVAS was an ideal foundation.