Why Inwelle Study, Resource Center Was Established -Prof. OkechukwuLatest News, News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
ENUGU NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Executive Director of Inwelle study and Resource Centre, (ISRC), Enugu, south East Nigeria, professor (Mrs) Christiana Okechukwu, says the organisation was established to assist in alleviating the challenges faced by indigent youths, especially girls in remote villages and women who wants to improve their lots in education.
She disclosed that since inception, the human empowerment outfit, has assisted scores of young girls in getting the remedial education needed to enter institutions of higher learning of their choices.
Professor Okechukwu, who is also a lecturer at the Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, United states of America USA, added that ISRC, has bias for the girl education.
Speaking with newsmen Tuesday at the ISRC headquarters in Amorji Nike, Enugu, shortly after conducting them round various departments of the centre, including its multi- million naira modern library and computer hall, the Executive Director, stated that the NGO is committed in planning the future for the Nigerian child, especially the girls.
“We also help them acquire computer and job skills that will enable them to work and earn money to be able to pay for their education.
“ISRC forges partnership with remote villagers where it establishes satellite centres with 1000 books and computers”, hinting that it has so far established 4 satellite centres, and plans to put more in place.
According to her, taking into cognisance the fact that education remains the bedrock for the advancement of any nation, including Nigeria, the centre, had over the years, made huge sacrifices in laying solid foundation for the education of the youths, who are future leaders of tomorrow.
She said: “Every August, for one month, Inwelle Centre houses and feeds dozens of a new group of young girls and boys from the five states of the south East geo-political zone in Nigeria, trained them in the Centre’s academic boot camp designed for indigent adolescent girls to enable them pass their exams into higher institutions and have the skills to earn money to pay for their education.
“We leverage girls to embrace life in the field of science and technology, especially hi-tech computer technology. Some of our participants, have just received their degrees in chemical engineering, social work, computer. science, etc” adding that the centre has one of the richest libraries in the area.
Professor Okechukwu, announced that plans are being put in place by the centre to commence a solar energy project via a global partnership, and will help in addressing the electricity challenges in the society.
While expressing gratitude to Global fund for Women GFW, Montgomery College, and other international agencies for their financial and moral support to the Centre, the Executive Director, called on governments at all levels in Nigeria to always take issues relating to education very seriously.
She revealed that the Centre had over the years attended international conferences and seminars, including those packaged by the United Nations, UN.
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