ADF Herbert Orioha Scholarship for Awo-omamma

2019 Sir Herbert Orioha Scholarship for Students from Awo-omamma

ADF Herbert Orioha Scholarship for Awo-omamma

Sir Herbert Orioha presents the third edition of SHOF scholarship for indigent University students from Awo-omamma. The 2019 edition, just as the 2017 & 2018 edition, is managed through Awo-omamma Development Forum (ADF). Sir Herbert while announcing the 2019 edition reaffirmed his commitment to assist indigent students to achieve their career objectives. He re-emphasized his willingness to sustain the scholarship opportunity for a lifetime as long as God’s providence is available to power it. In 2018, Sir Herbert increased the number of awards from 3 to 4 and will be awarding four scholars in the 2019 edition.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship will award a hundred thousand naira (N100,000) to each selected student with consolation prizes awarded to others.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to only

  • 100level (first year) students of an accredited university.
  • Students from Awo-omamma.
  • Indigent students.

Requirement and Application

Scan and send the following document to adf.scholars@gmail.com. Also, come along with them to the screening exam.

  • Attestation letter from HOD or designated school authority.
  • School or JAMB admission letter.
  • Letter of identification from Eze or clergy from Awo-omamma.

Application Deadline

Application closes on midnight 14 April 2019.

Screening Test

Screening holds on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Deklass Hotel Isieke, Awo-omamma.

You are expected to come to the screening hall with calculators and writing materials. Mobile phones and other electronic gadgets are not allowed into the exam venue.


ADF Empowers Awo-omamma Farmers for the Planting Season

Awo-omamma Development Forum yesterday hosted 37 indigent farmers at Luton Villa Hotels Awo-omamma for an agricultural empowerment program. The 37 farmers were selected three from each village that makes up the thirteen villages in Awo-omamma. According to the committee, the program is aimed at training and empowering thirty-nine indigent farmers drawn from each village. There was an open call for nomination of indigent farmers by ADF members.  It is yet another show of commitment to community development by Awo-omamma Development Forum.

Awo-omamma Agriculture Empowerement by ADF

The farmers received training on organic farming from experts who were invited from the state Ministry of Agriculture by ADF. ADF understands that sustainable development is not all about providing money or items to farmers. Hence, the training was organized to provide the farmers with current knowledge of organic farming and best practices to enhance production. It turned out the farmers enjoyed the training and are grateful for the knowledge acquired.

Awo-omamma Agriculture Empowerement by ADF
A training session during the empowerment program.

The farmers were also provided with farming inputs and fertilizers. The era of providing rural dwellers with money and food has passed because it is not sustainable. Sustainable development experts have noted that raising fund to dash to rural dwellers money without providing a development framework is exacerbating poverty. This is because people who get free money will always ask for more.

ADF’s development plan has shown similar sustainable approaches in programs they have implemented in the past. For instance, ADF in 2016 raised 1.5 million naira to provide N100,000 grant to thirteen young entrepreneurs in Awo-omamma. The Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) featured three days intensive training on entrepreneurship and management for young entrepreneurs. The selected entrepreneurs have continued to receive mentorship and support from business experts who are members of ADF.

Awo-omamma Agriculture Empowerement by ADF
Farm inputs and fertilizers provided to the farmers by ADF.

Here is the list of beneficiaries of the empowerment program:

1. UBACHIMA:
a.Mrs Anthonia Nwadiuche
b.Mrs Comfort Nwoke
c.Mr Adolphus Iwuorie

2. ISIEKE:
a.Mrs Eunice Ukagha
b. Mr Princewill Okereafor
c.Mr Ben Ugwumadu.

3. UMUBOCHI:
a.Mr Apolos Amaechi
b.Mr Kenneth Esomeonu
c.Mr Ambrose Okoro

4. UMUEZUKWE:
a.Mrs Ijeoma Ike
b.Mrs Chika Ifeanyi Ihejirika
c.Mrs. Eucharia Nnadi

5. UMUEME:
a.Mr Kingsley Orji
b.Mrs Anthonia Emezienna
c.Mr Celestine Offor

6. UBAHAEZE:
a.Mr Cletus Onyenamaya
b.Mr Christopher Obi
c.Mrs Virginia Udogwu

7. OHUBA:
a.Miss Anthonia Ihekauba
b.Mr Anthony Okeke
c.Mr Theophilus Odazie

8. OBIBI:
a. Mr Isaac Nwosu
b.Mrs Rose Emetuba

9. UMUOKWE:
a.Mr Cletus Ahamaefule
b.Mrs Christiana Duru
c.Mr Ukachukwu Nails

10. UMUEZEALA:
a. Mr Chinenye Ugonyanwu
b.Mrs Ugonna Okwuigbo

11. UBOGWU:
a. Mr Emeka Igwechi-Call Welfare
b. Mr Jerry Nwakibu- Called Ochendo
c.Mrs Uchenna Ukah

12. UMUEZIKE:
a.Mrs Chinwe Madueke
b.Mrs Chioma Amagwula
c. Mr. Andrew Ajaere

13. OKWUORJI:
a. Mr Chibie Paul Udoka
b. Mrs Paschaline Ike
c. Mr Fidelis Nwoke

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ADF SHOF Scholarship for University Students from Awo-omamma

 

Sir Herbert Orioha presents 2018 edition of SHOF scholarship for indigent University students from Awo-omamma. The 2018 edition, just as the 2017 edition, is managed through Awo-omamma Development Forum (ADF). Sir Herbert while announcing the 2018 edition reaffirmed his commitment to assist indigent students to achieve their career objectives. He emphasized his willingness to sustain this scholarship opportunity for a lifetime as long as God’s providence is available to power it. He also announced that the 2018 edition will provide scholarship for four indigent students from Awo-omamma which means an increase from three in 2017.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship will award hundred thousand naira (N100,000) to each selected student totalling N400,000 disbursement.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to only

  • 100level (first year) students of an accredited university.
  • Students from Awo-omamma.
  • Indigent students.

Requirement and Application

Scan and send the following document to adfshof.scholarship2018@gmail.com. Also, come along with them to the screening exam.

  • O’level result.
  • Provisional admission letter
  • JAMB admission letter.
  • Letter of identification from Eze.

Application Deadline

Application closes on the 22nd of March 2018.

Screening Test

Screening holds on the 24th March at Deklass Hotel Isieke, Awo-omamma.

You are expected to come to the screening hall with pen, pencil, paper and eraser. You can take four figure table. Phones and calculators are not allowed.


ADF provides items to ACH

ADF Projects and Activities 2017

ADF Annual Report for the year 2017
from the Secretariat: 15/01/2018

The renovated ACH maternity ward
The renovated ACH maternity ward.

The Awo-omamma Development Forum ADF has finally come to stay; has significantly stimulated other sister associations to keep doing what they are doing for the development of our ONLY hometown.

ADF came into 2017 with a new government led by President Tony Akuneme.

Kudos of a successful ADF goes to its ever generous and financial members, who have remained supportive to every dreams and objective of the “Glorious Exco”.

Just as it’s adopted culture, ADF picks and completes at least one major project alongside other minor developmental projects every year; and the Awo-omamma Community Hospital ACH became the project for 2017.
About three million naira(3m) was contributed by ADF members and part (detailed in a financial report) expended on the renovation of ACH maternity ward which was met at a very dilapidated state. The renovation entailed: tiling, change of PVC ceiling, electrification/replacement of essential electrical appliances, change of window-nets, painting, affixing of curtains, etc.

Through the ADF literacy interventions, all the youths who indicated interest for 2017-JAMB registration were aided, and to encourage them, Scholarships were granted to those who scaled through the Sir Herbert Orioha Foundation SHOF scholarship exercise, conducted by ADF ad-hoc.

Voter-registration was enhanced, and voting strength re-enforced in Awo-omamma by ADF.

More to ensure continued unity and oneness amongst the Omammas, ADF conducted its 2nd International convention, otherwise known as AWO-OMAMMA DAY on the 28th December 2017 @ Luton Villa Hotels.

The convention featured:
▪Commissioning of ACH maternity ward, which took place in the morning of the convention day.

▪Cultural reforms conference

▪ Magazine launch (2nd edition of Omamma voice)

▪ADF Award for excellence.

The convention experienced a great turnout of participants who included:
▫Ndị Eze
▫Ndị Nze na Ozo
▫Ndị Chief
▫Families from home and from abroad
▫Umuada Awo-omamma married to places
▫Youths
▫Numerous friends of Awo-omamma.

During the convention, the people of Awo-omamma agreed and endorsed a “unified marriage list and a burial list” to be used across all the 13-villages of Awo-omamma.
The lists became binding as copies were sent to each village through their respective President Generals.

ADF recognized 26 awardees (dead and alive), who were decorated with meritorious awards of excellence in community development respectively; a bid to encouraging self-help in community development.

The magazine launch was a significant indication of a renewed spirit of involvement; as members who already spent so much on flight and fuel coming home, still launched the Omamma magazine with hundreds of thousands of naira, an indeed a commendable move which triggered other nonmembers to launch the magazine in like-tones.
The magazine which was made of the highest printing materials remains in circulation for launch/sale.

There was great refreshment (food and drinks) and satisfaction from entertainments by our guest artiste Mustard Seed, an Awo-omamma born upcoming artist based in Lagos and others.

The December was indeed fun as ADF members observed other successful programs like the ADF dinner held on the night of 29th December @ Luton villa, ADF one-night-with-the-king, ADF mingle and numerous housewarming.

It was indeed a blessed and fulfilled year 2017 as ADF recorded NO pain nor loss of any member.
We give glory to God and pray for a successful 2018 for our members and for ADF.

Long live ADF!
Long live Awo-omamma!!
Kudos to ADF members!!!

Signed:
Pharm. Chuka Amukamara
ADF SEC GEN WORLDWIDE


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