SEOF 2013 Yuletide and New Year 2014 Celebrations


The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation performed outstanding ceremonies to mark the 2013 Christmas and usher in the New Year (2014).
On the 20th December, 2013, a solemn assembly was organised for all the beneficiaries of the S.E.O.F. programmes viz; Widows’ Cooperatives, Education Services, Health Services and Youth Empowerment Scheme amongst others. The day was devoted to the Almighty God for His benevolence on S.E.O.F. towards successful implementation of all her 2013 activities. A special session was held for the Founder, Sir Emeka C. Offor and family, whose visions continue to expand the operations of S.E.O.F. in different spheres of life. The presiding Man of God at this occasion was Venerable Dr. E. C. Ezumezu. Testimonies were given by some of the S.E.O.F. beneficiaries on the positive things God had done for them since their involvement in S.E.O.F. programmes.
The Day’s ceremony was crowned with the distribution of rice to over two thousand (2000) widows of the S.E.O.F. Widows’ Cooperatives Societies Limited. This rice gift of one (1) bag to every widow served as their Christmas package. They were full of appreciation to the Founder of S.E.O.F., Sir Emeka Offor. 
On the 2nd of January, 2014, the S.E.O.F. Management organised an interactive session of all her beneficiaries with the Founder. This was a very grand day as dignitaries and friends of S.E.O.F. were marvelled on the successes of most of the beneficiaries. Instances were that of our students on S.E.O.F. Scholarship Scheme, graduants of the Skills Acquisition Programme, etc. Special features of the Day were the appreciation visit by the Iheakpu Obollo Community of Udenu L.G.A., Enugu State, whose daughter, Miss Stella Eze was fully sponsored for kidney transplant treatment to India by S.E.O.F. It was a joyous moment for all and sundry as the treatment was successful to the Glory of God.
To crown the Day’s activities, fourteen (14) youths were empowered with brand new motorcycles to assist them in rural transit venture and run ups for their small holding enterprises.


Oraifite Youths Association Honours Sir Emeka Offor


"Sir Emeka Offor being honoured

The Oraifite Youths Association (O.Y.A) on 29th December, 2013 organised a grand reception in honour of Sir Emeka Offor, the Founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF). Members of O.Y.A stated that the event was "to express the love and position of Oraifite Youths on the life and activities of a man who has in the past 20 years dedicated his life and wealth to the service of his people".
Notable dignitaries like Emeka Wogu - Minister of Labour & Productivity, Igwe Dr. Sir Chinedu Onyekwuluje - Igwe Ezenya 1 of Umunya, Chief Martins Agbaso - former gubernatorial aspirant in Imo state, Chief Eugene Ojukwu - MD/CEO Ekeson Motors Ltd, Frank Ejiofor - Deputy director, State Security Service (SSS), Barr. Okey Muo Aroh - former Idemili North LGA Chairman and a host of others were present at the ceremony.
In an address delivered by the National President of the Association, Mr Chinedu Odumegwu, Oraifite youths acknowledged that many sons and daughters of the community have contributed in building and keeping the people as one but Sir Offor has distinguished himself, by his unparalleled positive programmes. These include the Education, Youth Empowerment, Widows Cooperatives, Health Care Services and Infrastructural Development; which in one way or the other has impacted the life of every Oraifite indigene (home and abroad), the entire Igbo race and beyond. Mr. Odumegwu described Sir Offor as "THE HERO OF HIS PEOPLE". The reception was the best way they could recognize and appreciate Sir Emeka Offor, who has in the past 2 decades carried the burdens of others.
The event was not devoid of entertainment, the Ijele masquerade of HRH Eze Nya 1 of Umunya, Ajo Ofia Irefi masquerade, Egbelu Oba dance group from Ibolo, Adamma Ugochinyere dance group from Amakon, Irefi and many more, added glamour to the reception.
The high point of the day was the presentation of a trophy to Sir Emeka Offor by the Igwe of Umunya on behalf of Oraifite Youths Association, recognizing him as "THE HERO OF HIS PEOPLE". The Oraifite Improvement Union (O.I.U) Onitsha branch also presented a souvenir to Sir Offor.
Sir Offor in his speech thanked the Oraifite Youths Association and the entire Oraifite community for the rare honour. He made a promise to do more by the special grace of God.


SEOF, Visions in Action Donate 40,000 Books to Liberian Youth

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation of Nigeria has donated 48,000 books through Visions in Action for distribution to youth and children throughout Liberia with the full partnership of the Liberian Ministry of Education. This donation was facilitated by the US based charity, Books for Africa, which made this donation possible. Helping to distribute the books are UN partners such as UNICEF, UNHCR and UNMIL, along with NGO partners such as DRC, IRC, IBIS, Save the Children and Right to Play. The books will be distributed to over 150 schools in each of the 15 counties.
On Friday 6 December 2013, there will be a launching event for the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation and Books for Africa, held at William VS Tubman High School at 4pm where the Hon. Minister Lawrence will announce the initiative and officially open distribution proceedings.
In January 2014, UNMIL will assist the Ministry of Education and Visions in Action with the distribution to each of the County capitals, after which schools will receive the appropriate number of books for the age and level of students, and the number of enrolled pupils. Partner organizations working in these rural locations will ensure that the schools most in need of assistance will receive the books.

SEOF Empowers Pioneer Graduates Of Its Skills Acquisition Scheme


On the 30th of August, 2013, the SEOF sent forth the pioneer batch of its Skills acquisition programme, marking their graduation from their various trainings. The event took place at the Foundation's Headquarters, in Irefi Oraifite Anambra State.

The recipients were trained for 6 months in various trades, in line with the foundation's youth empowerment scheme. They acquired useful skills in the areas of catering, mobile phone repairs, hair dressing, generator repairs, sewing etc.

A cheque of N9, 300, 000 (nine million, three hundred thousand naira) was presented to the 93 beneficiaries as seed money to help them set up their own businesses.

The founder of SEOF, Sir Emeka Offor restated that the reason he came up with this initiative in the first place was to minimize crime, and empower youths to be self-reliant. The next batch will commence training next month, and will also be similarly empowered on passing out.

Also, at the occasion the widows' cooperative societies of SEOF were not left out, as the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation shared over 2000 bags of rice to the widows, as is the tradition these past four years.

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