Journalist, Ekwi Ajide becomes Omabala Education Ambassador
By: Emmanual Chigbata
A journalist, and staff of Anambra Broadcasting Service Awka, in the Abuja bureau, 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.
She had contributed immensely to the education of the girl child especially in Anambra State and was selected for the award for having through her Non-Governmental Organisation, Balm for the Bruised Foundation, paid tuition and examination fees for many intelligent but indigent girls.
Mrs. Ajide bagged the award of Omabala Education Ambassador, from the Amakom Youth and Empowerment Foundation during its first year anniversary and unveiling of her maiden annual magazine called “Igodo” at Umueri, in Anambra East Local Government area of Anambra State.
The anniversary was an opportunity to honour Omambala indigenes that had 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, affirmed that he started the programme due to the dilapidated structure of education in the Omambala region, stressing 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 efforts towards alleviating the plight of the downtrodden.
She who was elated having received the award alongside her benefactor, Rev. Father Professor Josephat Obi Oguejiofor, said that her significant contribution to students are due to the love and passion she has for education, according to her, education is the best legacy one can give to children.
Mrs. Ajide reiterated that the act of giving does not depend on affluence but the will to positively touch lives, and called on good spirited members of the society to have the heart of providing to the needy no matter their status.