A staff of Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, Mrs. Ekwi Ajide, has received an award of merit for her humanitarian services and philanthropic disposition to the downtrodden especially in the lives of students in the state.
Mrs. Ajide bagged the award of “Omabala Education Ambassador”, from the Amakom Youth and Empowerment Foundation, during its first year anniversary and unveiling of its maiden annual magazine “Igodo” at Umueri, in Anambra East Local Government Area.
The anniversary was used to honour Omambala indigenes, who impacted positively on the lives of students in the four local government areas that made up Omabala region.
While presenting the award, the lead Brother of the Foundation, Mr.
Emeka Asike, explained that he started the programme due to the decaying nature of education in Omambala region, revealing that within one year, the Foundation has provided scholarship to over six hundred students.
He explained that Mrs. Ajide has shown exemplary lifestyle and humanitarian gesture towards students, who could no longer continue their education due to paucity of funds, urging her to sustain the momentum.
Responding, Mrs. Ajide commended the Foundation for recognizing her and pledged to re-double her efforts towards alleviating the plight of the downtrodden.
Mrs. Ajide, who said she was elated having received the award alongside Reverend Father Professor Josephat Oguejiofor, said her significant contribution to students is due to her love and passion for education which she described as the best legacy to children.
Mrs. Ajide reiterated that the act of giving does not depend on affluent individuals alone and called on good spirited members of the society to have the heart of providing succor to the needy.