Given the various restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
and it’s impact to continuous education of young kids within
the Agulu community, the Ikenna and Ujuka Iloabuchi
foundation found it needful to establish a makeshift school
after school program within the Umuifite village community
center. In advanced parts of the world including urban
in Nigeria, digital learning has been adopted as an
alternative for continuous education of our children.
in rural areas are not accorded this same “luxury”.
an idle mind is the devils workshop and my hope is that
through this project we will continue to engage their young
minds academically and through continuous learning so they
don’t fall behind. Education is the bedrock for any nation
seeking development and advancement. Our children, our
future, let’s not leave them behind. Given the and
advancement. Our children, our future, let’s not leave them
Project Commissioning of
the Union Secondary School Agulu
Education they say is the best way of
life both formal and
informal. A sure way of improving the lives and well-being
the citizenry and the younger generation.
The course and philosophy of Charity begins at Home pushed
the foundation to provide a conducive teaching and learning
environment for the young students at Union Secondary School
Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State
The Foundation same time attracted another sister Foundation
"Destination of Hope Africa" based in United State of
America (USA) who in their support to what was done equally
assisted in renovating the Biology Laboratory of the
Speaking during the commissioning/handover ceremony, the
Traditional Prime Minister of Agulu Kingdom Chief Sir.
Aniagbaoso (Onowu Agulu) expressed happiness on the
milestone recorded by the Two Foundations which would
better learning environment for the Students and
He hence, donated a set of Band to the school as part of his
contribution towards making the school great again.
The Caretaker Chairman of Agulu People's Union, Hon. Sir.
Onyebuchi Okpala in his speech of appreciation commended
Mr.Ikenna & Mrs. Ujuka Iloabuchi (Omekannia) Village Agulu,
Anaocha Local Government Area Anambra State, Nigeria, who is
doing just like his father for such huge donations to the
school and the attraction of other bodies for such an
assistant. He used the opportunity to call on Ndi Agulu to
think more on how to bring down our God given resources to
develop the Town.
Equally, in the comments of thank you, both the School
principal Mrs. Onwurah Catherine and the Parent Teacher's
Association Chairman (PTA) Chairman Hon. Eugene Ezego and
student representive said that this is first ever time such
blessings and gifts is coming to the school.
They thanked the Foundations and prayed God to continue to
enrich the treasury of the Foundations.
They additionally, still asking for more help from
Government and corporate bodies to enable the Students and
continue to enjoy more Educational gains.
Highlights of the event were the:
1. Commissioning of the renovated classrooms.
2. Commissioning of Biology Laboratory
3. Donation of Text Books.
4. Donation of over 500 Exercise Books.
5. Cash gifts to the Principal.
6. Cash gifts to 3Best Students of the Classrooms
In a happy mood, the Programme Director and Country
Representive of the Foundation, Mr. Duezeh, Emmanuel Jnr.,
the Foundations for such gifts to the Town and appreciated
the visitors for coming and called on the students to be
change agents for better society.
Support for Widows in
Umuifite Village community, Anambra State
Our commitment to support and invest in th lives of the
vulnerables stand always, the more we feel related with our
environment the more will be able to develop and improve the
quality of our involment, since connectedness, Selflessness
and Concern are remedies against hunger, ignorence and wide
spread of this virus in this period of pandemic, we were
able to put smiles on the faces of Widows in Umuifite
Village community in Agulu of Anambra state by distributing
items to abou 14 of them.
Relief for COVID19 Pandemic
in Nkitaku village, Agulu, Anaocha LGA
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and various lockdown
efforts to minimize the spread of the virus, we realized
next emanating danger will be hunger. As such we
with Destination for Hope Africa to expand the palliative
distributions and reach the poor in Nkitaku village, Agulu,
Anaocha LGA of Anambra state.We distribute food items to
over 50+ poor families in the Village.
Covid19 Relief To 100+ Poor
Families In Anambra State
As the level of hunger due to #Covid19 lockdown is getting
worse, Ikenna and Ujuka Iloabuchi Foundation (Omekannaya)
donated 120 bags of 5kg rice, 30 cartons of noodles and 10
cartons of Tomato paste to
100+ families in Umuifite Village Agulu, Anaocha Local
Government Area, Anambra State of Nigeria. The gesture serve
relief to hunger situation in the land due to the ongoing
In effort to ensure a conducive environment for
healthcare in rural Nigeria iUIF in partnership with
refurbished the Neni Healthcare centre Anaocha L.G.A,
Provided 8 sets of hospital standard bed fram and 13 full
size mattresses to supplement the gap in healthcare
in the clinic.
This project was a huge success as the official handover of
the 8 Hospital Bed frames and 13 High Density Mattresses was
received well by the community and management of the
Handover featured stakeholders of the community both the
Youths, Woman wing, other responsible people and member
representing Anaocha ll Constituency, of Anambra House of
Assembly Hon. Ejike Okechukwu (Ogbuefinaukoenyi).
Let us do our own little bit to uplift the downtrodden, make
our community better and in the end be our brother’s
A conducive and rewarding learning environment is necessary
in the educational growth our youth.
Refurbishing the Run Down
Nneogidi Primary Healthcare Centre, Anambra State
I wrestled with the idea of posting this for some time but
reached the resolve to go ahead with it. I was inspired to
more for the less privileged after joining @selfless4Africa
in 2013 and helping lead the #Emergingleadersprogram in
Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia. Hopefully, this post will
encourage someone else to get out of their comfort zone and
to be selfless as well.
In May 2017 while paying a visit to my hometown (Umuifite,
Agulu, Anaocha LGA, Nigeria), I asked my dad where the
nearest health center or clinic was. I noticed a familiar
grin on his face which emboldened me even more to visit the
facility myself. On that fateful day, we drove to the
Nneogidi Primary Health Care Center, in Nneogidi Village,
and I could not believe what I saw. The said health
center was mapped to address the primary healthcare needs of
three communities (Nneogidi, Umuifite and Umunnowu). During
the ‘tour’, I began asking the nursing assistant (NA)
questions and they went like this:
Is this the waiting room for sick patients?
Who is the doctor assigned to this health center and is he
not on duty today?
Are these medicine cabinets? If so, where are the
What is that room by the corner. NA: ‘Oh this is our
delivery room’, she answered. Do women actually give birth
babies in there, I blurted. She said ‘yes’ while my mind was
trying to convince me that she actually said ‘no’, but lo
and behold she did say ‘yes’.
How there are no mosquito nets on each window?
Do admitted patients sleep in the small ward over
Towards the end of the tour, she beckoned towards me.
‘(Oga)’ as she called me, ‘we don’t have water in this
Hearing this comment, I felt numb. I thought she was joking
so I had to prod more. I asked, ‘so when women give birth in
that room labeled “delivery room”, how do you clean her
NA: ‘Oh, the families are advised to bring their own can of
water at the time of delivery’.
At this point, I had seen and heard enough and was ready to
head out. We left the facility and I was left speechless
until we pulled into our compound. From the corner of my
eye, I still noticed the smirk on my dad’s face. But this
it was more familiar and basically it was more of ‘are you
With confusion, disappointment and a tad bit of anger,
thoughts and questions started going through my head:
local government Chairman of the LGA?, do we have a
representative in the state house?’, what is the role of the
appointed as Commissioner of health for the State, and what
is the role of the special adviser to the governor on health
matters?, where are the well-to-do men/women of Agulu and
what are they all doing?, where is the governor of the
(note this is a community less than 15miles from the capital
territory- Awka) and so many others.
But alas, I realized that we cannot hope and depend on the
government anymore. Well-meaning Nigerians like you and I
stand up to make a difference.
Our foundation decided to tackle the much we could to
salvage the health care center by doing the following:
1. Addressed the water issue by drilling a borehole water
system. Now the facility has clean/running pipe-borne
2. Built and donated benches, tables and seats to the
facility to pace in the waiting room.
3. Repaired the windows, doors and placed mosquito nets on
all of them (about 23 outlets)
4. Tiled all around the exterior mid-level of the facility
prevent further water permeation through the bricks.
5. Built and donated medicine cabinets to the
6. Donated different classes of medications (including but
not limited to anti-malarial, anti-helminthic, blood tonics,
pain relievers, cough syrups for children, methylated
spirits for wound care, antibiotics etc.) to supplement the
essentially non-existent formulary at the facility.
7. Through @medshare purchased and donated subsidized minor
surgical and medical supplies/instruments, Re-upholstered
delivery bed, provided medical supplies to support
deliveries and enhance the birthing experience of mothers at
There is so much more left to do to get this facility up to
standard. But hang up my boots now – that I won’t!
Refurbishing of a Community
School in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State.
In effort to ensure a conducive learning environment for
students in rural Nigeria, Ikenna and Ujuka Iloabuchi
Foundation, in partnership with Selfless4Africa refurbished
the community Secondary School, Isuofia, Aguata Local
Government Area, Anambra State.
Re-floored 4 classrooms and respective corridors of an
abandoned wing of the school. Classes was stopped in this
of the building due to the dilapidated state of the