In affirmation of the premium placed on education by Beyond Community Care Foundation (BCCF), we deemed it necessary to partner with the Mass Communications Department of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka to host this median edition of this “Town and Gown series” with the theme ” Exploring emerging opportunities in Media and Communication”
Beyond Community Care foundation is a Non-governmental and not for profit organization.
Our brief story
Beyond Community Care Foundation with the aim of developing people, lifting Humanity from poverty and hopelessness has shown its readiness to uplift the needy in Communities across Nigeria and beyond.
The Non-governmental and not for profit organization disturbed by the increasing rate of poverty, underdevelopment, unemployment and other issues ravaging Humanity, especially out of school and orphan children in the country, decided to give a helping hand and support government efforts in reducing poverty and out of school children in the country.
The foundation, “Beyond Community Care Foundation is determined to providing access to health coverage for the sick, aged and rural poor in various Communities across the country”, at the moment, we are focusing mainly on education.
The foundation initiated by Chief Dennis Ezebuilo, Ogbuodudu 11 of Amanuke and other like minds is poised to providing access to quality education for the brilliant poor but disadvantaged Children and improve the standard of education in the country.
The foundation has demonstrated this in various ways and had recently awarded Educational scholarship to Miss Chidera Wisdom, an amputee and an SS3 student of GSS Garki Abuja.
Miss Chidera Wisdom right leg was amputated at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu.
Her hope of writing the 2021 WAEC and NECO examination was restored after Beyond Community Care Foundation came to her rescue.
Miss Chidera’s passion for education was undaunted despite her disability, however her hopes of writing her WAEC and NECO was left hanging in the balance as her mother was unable to raise the needed finance to pay for her WAEC and NECO registration fees as their father abandoned them to their fate.
It is pertinent to state that our founder, Chief Dennis Ezebuilo is a strong advocate of the principle of Igba Odibo — that is apprenticeship program of the Igbo culture.
Igwe Ezebuilo an astute and pragmatic businessman, with entrepreneurial spirit of repute has put his over 22 years of thriving business venture in the pursuit of helping young Igbo youths in achieving greatness through his mentorship program.
This is in line with the Department’s idea of bringing accomplished media personalities from the field to rob minds with the students, to expose them to requisite skills needed for success in the field of practice after graduation.
We commend this initiative and we are proud to identify with the program. We as well commend the Vice Chancellor Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone FAS for his approval of the event and the Head of Department, Prof Chinwe Uzochukwu for her foresight in reaching out to partner our Organization in this laudable project.
It is our firm belief that individuals, communities, corporate organizations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations and agencies must be deeply involved in the efforts at reducing poverty in the land, enhancing rural development and ensure the overall national development of the country, through skill acquisition and sound education.
We commend the Mass Communication Department of the University for this program and call on the students to take advantage of the platform and learn from these experts and improve on their knowledge of why they are studying Mass Communication, especially at this era of fake news, social media and media censorship among other challenges faced by practitioners.
5th August, 2021