Mark Elechi Foundation: Quietly Making Impacts Through Giving

By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi

The Mark Elechi foundation will be training and empowering fifteen (15) ladies on any skill of their choice across Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state.

The founder, Mark Elechi Oyim, a South Korean based entrepreneur disclosed this via a chat with his manager, Mr Valentine Okoro- Eze who disclosed that that the intensive training will take off in February 2021, and beneficiaries will cut across the 12 wards in the council area.

The one month project which is estimated to cost less than one (1) million Naira will be rounded off in March 2021, after training afterwhich the beneficiaries will go home with empowerment tools to help them start off.

Mr Elechi who hails from Ozizza autonomous community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State said that the foundation which is aimed at embarking on several projects that improves the educational and human development in the lives of the people had earlier in the year paid the 2021 West African Examination Council (WAEC) registration fees of over 27 intelligent indigents from Afikpo.

The 27 students were selected out of the 53 that participated in the scholarship examinations conducted in 12 wards of the Local Government Area.

The 12 Wards in Afikpo North benefited as 2 students were picked from each ward while Ozziza autonomous community got 4 slots.

Mr Elechi said that the scholarship is in furtherance of the determination to open more school doors and close as many prison gates as possible as they target orphans and the less privileged.

He said the Principals of the secondary schools in the 12 wards received bank drafts of the registration placed at the total cost of N916, 000, 00 as the registration per candidate was at N16,950 each.

Mr Oyim stressed that”the purpose of the scholarship is to ensure a better society through education, as the education of these successful candidates will ensure a crime free society.

According to him, “We did this in the belief that education is the key to our major problems. In fact, those who didn’t pass this exam should not despair as I have in mind to offer additional help to them. I also intend to award university scholarship to candidates who pass the 2021 WASSCE; in order to further encourage investment in education,

” we started this foundation a year ago and in October, November last year, we kicked off in Ozizza by hosting a football tournament for the ladies.

“This was an avenue to harness their talent and pick the best in the football field that we can sponsor in her football career by building a formidable football team for the people.

“In December we also distributed gifts to the widows and disabled person across the 12 political wards” he said.

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