MAURICE OKAFOR writes that Target Health, Education and Economic Empowerment (THEEE) Initiative, a non -governmental organization founded by Lady U & Victor Obi Anadiume from Achi community in Orji River local government area of Enugu state has clocked ten (10) years of philanthropy in Enugu state and environs.
At its 10 years anniversary, over Six thousand (6,000) persons including widows, widowers, indigents, blinds, orphans and vulnerable children as well as Umungbu and Gbalagu families of Enugu Akwu Achi and Amaetiti benefited from different gifts of charity. The charity gifts included rice, tomatoes, wrappers, and cash worth several millions of naira.
According to the Chairperson, THEEE Initiative management committee, Mrs Ifeoma Anyalebechi, the organization has made presentations to improve lives of many people in Enugu Akwu Achi, families, Churches, Schools, Musicians and security organizations. She said the borehole drilled by THEEE Initiative founder has served the community for over 10 years.
Anyalebechi informed that, women and youths of Enugu Akwu communities benefited from over Fifty Million Naira (N50M) interest free revolving loan. She said THEEE Initiative encouraged so many youths by sponsoring them to international sports competition like international football, others sponsored abroad for health care, and grass root football sponsorship as well as funding support to Churches and Schools.
Mrs Anyalebechi commended the Omeluora 1 of Achi and wife Lady U Victor Obi Anadiume for their commitment and dedication to the community despite the challenges of life, praying that God shall continue to protect them against evil forces to enable them serve their community better. Couple when their flight got troubled mid-air and enumerated the numerous benefits the Achi community has gotten through THEEE Initiative.
In an interview, beneficiaries, Mrs Chigozie Igwe, and Mrs Cecilia Nzekwesili thanked God for sparing the life of the
Earlier in his sermon, an Anglican clergy man and Vicar St Mathias Anglican Church , Enugu Akwu, Achi , Reverend Emmanuel Ugwaegbunam admonished Christians to live the life of giving no matter their situation as giving is a way of thanksgiving to God. He informed the beneficiaries to always remember their benefactor Sir Victor and Lady U Obi Anadiume as their own way of giving back.