By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
Target Health, Education and Economic Empowerment (THEEE) Initiative, a non -governmental and non-profit organization founded by Lady U & Victor Obi Anadiume from Achi community in Orji River local government area of Enugu state has empowered over fifteen thousand (15,000) beneficiaries in various ways since its establishment in 2010.
On annual basis, THEEE Initiative celebrate Christmas and New year periods with the less privileged members of the society especially ; widows, indigents, orphans, widowers, blinds, Enugu Akwu-Achi communities and Gbalagu families in Ametiti, by distributing Christmas items like: Rice, vegetable oil, Tin tomatoes, wrappers, cash worth over 10 million.
Addressing over 1,000 beneficiaries of this year’s largess of Lady U & Victor Obi Anadiume at Enugu Akwu-Achi, Orji River, the THEEE Initiative chairperson, Mrs Ifeoma Anyalebechi thanked the benefactors for establishing the NGO to improve lives of many improvised people in Nigeria, Enugu state and Enugu Akwu-Achi in particular.
Mrs Anyalebechi informed that THEEE Initiative has sponsored medical treatment within and outside Nigeria for patients who approached them like an emergency heart operations to India, Eye examination, Surgery and treatments.
The THEEE initiative Chairperson said further that THEEE Initiative has donated cash worth several millions of naira to different organizations to support security and progress of the society even she said THEEE Initiative has donated 16 seater transport bus to late Mr. Julius Madu, 16 seater transport bus to Holy Trinity Church Akwu-Achi, 16 seater transport bus to Vigilante Group, Neighbourhood Watch, and 16 seater transport bus to another vigilante group, Oji-River Progress Association as well as 10m naira donation interest free micro credit and repayable loan for economic empowerment of widows and widowers.
She said THEEE Initiative has supported sports men and women, musicians and students as well as dispensed drugs for various illnesses, including malaria, mental health, kwashiorkor, scabies, infant malnutrition, to mention but a few, adding that the aims and objectives of the organization is to target and jump start business enterprises at grass-root/community level.
She informed further that aside providing scholarship to less privileged but brilliant students, needed security gadgets, maintenance of patrol vehicles and huge funds to the police, vigilante groups, THEEE initiative has provided the community with clean and portable water by sinking a borehole that was reticulated to the whole community.
She preached for continued alleviation of poverty, peaceful co-existence devoid of rancour via mediation and reconciliation in the society to minimize the unwarranted conflicts. In their separate remarks, Rev Canon Chukwuma Ugwugbunam of St Matthias Anglican Church Enugu Akwu Achi and Rev Emmanuel Omere of St Mark’s Church Amankpunato Achi eulogized the sole sponsor of THEEE Initiative, Mr. Victor Obi Anadiume and his wife Lady U Obi Anadiume, for being faithful to their promise to feat the less privileged in the society.
Rev Canon Ugwugbunam in his sermon earlier drawn from Mathew 1:21 said the largess was in line with teaching of Jesus Christ whose birthday Christmas stands for, urging Christians to flee evil and sin. He said THEEE Initiative’s source would not run dry, even as he asked God to strengthen Lady UIchenna Anadiume.
The over 1000 beneficiaries prayed for the Anadiume family for God’s uncommon healing, blessings and guidance in 2020.