. . . As THEEE Initiative Marks 10 Years of Charity in Enugu
By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
An Anglican clergy and Vicar of St Mathias Anglican Church, Enugu Akwu, Achi, Orji River Local Government Local Government Area, Enugu State, Reverend Emmanuel Ugwaegbunam, has called on God to bless the people of Achi community in 2019.
Reverend Ugwaegbuam spoke at the Tenth Year Anniversary of philanthropy by Target Health, Education and Economic Empowerment (THEEE) Initiative, a non -governmental organization founded by Sir Victor & Lady U Obi Anadiume from Achi Community.
The clergyman admonished Christians to live the life of giving, no matter their situation, as giving, he said, was a way of thanksgiving to God.
He informed the beneficiaries to always remember their benefactor, Sir Victor and Lady U. Obi Anadiume, as their own way of giving back.
He described the Anadiumes as God's gift to Achi Community and prayed God to keep them safe and healthy to fulfill their mission of assisting others on earth.
At its 10-year anniversary, over Six thousand persons, including widows, widowers, indigents, blind, orphans and vulnerable children, as well as Umungbu and Gbalagu families of Enugu Akwu, Achi and Amaetiti, benefited from different gifts of charity. The charity gifts included rice, tomatoes, wrappers, and cash worth several millions of Naira.
According to the chairperson, the THEEE Initiative Management Committee, Mrs Ifeoma Anyalebechi, the organization had made presentations to improve lives of many people in Enugu Akwu Achi Community, families, churches, schools, musicians and security organizations. She said the borehole drilled by the THEEE Initiative founder had served the community for over 10 years.
Anyalebechi disclosed that men, women and youths of Enugu Akwu Achi Community benefited from over N50M interest-free revolving loan. She said that THEEE Initiative encouraged many youths by sponsoring them to international sports competitions, sponsored some abroad for health care, grassroots football sponsorship, as well as funding support to churches and schools.
She further said that THEEE Initiative had sponsored healthcare for the community through NHIS through Izundu Medical service, Oji-River, with a family sponsored to India to access medicare. She said complimentary feeding cereals and infant milk of high quality and right nutrient composition were shared in the past.
Mrs Anyalebechi commended Chef Victor Obi Anadiume and wife for their commitment and dedication to the community despite the challenges of life and prayed God to continue to protect them against evil forces to enable them to serve their community better.
In an interview, some beneficiaries, Mrs Chigozie Igwe and Mrs Cecilia Nzekwesili, thanked God for sparing the life of the couple when their flight got troubled mid-air and enumerated the numerous benefits the Achi Community had gotten through THEEE Initiative.
Some other beneficiaries, including Patience Ilo, Rita Unugwu, Cecilia Iloka, Helen Chukwuekefurum, and Rosaline Ubasie, encouraged others to emulate them and prayed for God's favours on Sir Victor Obi Anadiume and wife.