The third edition of the annual ‘Back to School Programme’ for orphans organised by the Anioma Youth Network for Development (AYND) scheduled to take place this Saturday at Onicha Ugbo, Delta State is to be graced by top dignitaries from various walks of life.
Among them are former House of Representatives members Hon. Ned Nwoko, Hon. Joan Amaechi and the Head, Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari. Other highly placed personalities are also expected at the one-day event scheduled to hold at Amed Hotel Event Centre.
According to a statement by AYND’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Frank Oshanugor, this year’s edition would be an improvement on the past editions as more people have keyed into the project as a result of the awareness and goodwill the project has created within and outside Delta North, the home of Anioma people.
He explained that provisions have been made to ensure that children whose names were received from various communities in the area would be taken care of, at the event as books, school bags and other items are already in place courtesy of the Founder/National Coordinator of AYND, Mr Odita Sunday- Udemagwuna.
He hinted that this year’s event would also feature quiz competition among senior secondary school students, adding that prizes have been packaged for winners. This, Oshanugor said is a way of encouraging hard work among the students particularly now that many youths are on the fast lane seeking quick wealth.
It will be recalled that no fewer than 300 less privileged primary and secondary school children majority of whom are orphans, benefitted in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the programme. The Annual Back to School project is an idea initiated by Odita Sunday-Udemagwuna is the centre-piece of AYND.
He strongly believes that a life of charity is the best anybody can offer in a society where a larger number of people live in poverty. The Anioma Youth Network for Development is a non-governmental organization founded in 2016.