OCI ArOY Flag-Off Ceremony and 2-day Workshop (Sept 10 to 12, 2019)

OCI ArOY Flag-Off Ceremony and 2-day Workshop (Sept 10 to 12, 2019)

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Flag-Off Ceremony and Workshop for the Arm Our Youth’s (ArOY) Health Campaign 

 

Dates:

  • September 10th, 2019: Official Flag-off Ceremony;
  • September 11th and 12th: Workshop (Training) for all Civic Education teachers across Anambra State, Nigeria;

 

Venue:

Main Auditorium, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

 

Time:

From 11 am Prompt

 

Highlights of the Day:

  1. Donation of thousands of ArOY Campaign textbooks to all the 261 secondary schools in Anambra State, Nigeria. The Foreword for the book was written by Prof Lennert Veerman, a Public Health expert with the Griffith University School of Medicine, Australia;
  2. Unveiling of the ArOY Campaign Partners:
    1. The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
    2. The Innoson Group, Nigeria
    3. The Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka, Nigeria
    4. The Post Primary Schools Commission (PPSSC), Anambra State, Nigeria;
  3. Recognition of all the ArOY Campaign Sponsor, Champions, Ambassador and Partners;
  4. Unveiling of the ArOY Campaign Ambassador, Mrs Ebelle Okaro Onyiuke, a veteran Nollywood actor (supported by at least 20 others, including Ngozi Ezeonu, Bob-Manuel, Udokwu, Queen Nwokoye, and many others;
  5. Unveiling of the CerviBreastR Mobile Phone Application, a mobile phone application dedicated to the ArOY Campaign. This is a life-saving App that will be freely available to every Nigerian from the Android and Apple stores;
  6. Speeches from distinguished guests;
  7. Singing of the the special ArOY Campaign Anthem for the first time;
  8. Special presentations by some OCI Foundation scholars and beneficiaries;
  9. And lots more!!!!

 

Expected Guests:

  1. Special Guest of Honour: His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria;
  2. Distinguished Guest of Honour: Chief Innoson Chukwuma, Chairman, Innoson Group, Nigeria;
  3. Chairman of the day: Prof Kate Omenugha, Hon. Commissioner for Basic Education, Anambra State, Nigeria;
  4. Chief Host: Prof Charles Esimone, the Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

 

Other guests:

  1. The Zonal Representative, World Health Organization (WHO), South-east Nigeria, Dr William Komakech
  2. The Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education, Anambra State (and Chief Sponsor of the ArOY Campaign), Prof. Kate Omenugha;
  3. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Anambra State, Nigeria, Dr Vincent Okpala
  4. The Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs, Anambra State, Nigeria, Lady Ndidi Mezue;
  5. Over 20 Nollywood Stars, led by Mrs Ebelle Okaro Onyiuke, the Official Ambassador of the ArOY Campaign
  6. The MD/CEO, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka, Nigeria
  7. The Management (State and Zonal Offices) of the Post Primary Schools Commission (PPSSC), Anambra State, Nigeria
  8. All 261 principals of the senior secondary schools in Anambra State, Nigeria
  9. Officers, Directors and Trustees of the OCI Foundation
  10. And many more!!!

 

The Arm Our Youths Campaign, otherwise known as the “ArOY Campaign”, is a Harvard-endorsed, evidence-based health promotion initiative of the OCI Foundation . The Campaign aims to integrate anti-breast and cervical cancer teachings into the curriculum of Nigerian senior secondary (high) schools, using a cost-effective, all-encompassing, sustainable and culturally-acceptable strategy. Full details are accessible HERE.

 

13 Comments
  • Collins Kene Nwamora
    Posted at 08:04h, 30 August Reply

    Great! This is awesome

  • Dr Afiadigwe Evaristus Ede
    Posted at 10:44h, 30 August Reply

    This is a wonderful programme pioneered by one of our own, UNIZIK MEDICS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, There is no greater way of showing gratitude to God and mankind.
    DR CHRIS IFEDIORA, we are really very proud of you and your team.

  • Dr Paul Tabey
    Posted at 14:26h, 30 August Reply

    Dr. Chris Ifediora,
    I join my voice to the likes of Senior Colleague Dr. Afiadigwe to applaud this exemplary gesture of yours. Can imagine how painstaking your efforts were, to pull all these resources together for this event at a time like this.
    To bring together the main Cream de la creme of our society is no easy task.
    Sir, you have done well and we pray the Almighty God adds more to whatever depletion you encountered.
    Keep serving, keep saving.
    Peace.

  • Bernard Chijioke Udeh
    Posted at 14:50h, 30 August Reply

    I am certainly very proud of you, Prof. Christian Ifedora. This is a great way of bringing home the so much skills and knowledge to improve the life of your people. Kudos! Brother.

  • Illikah, Eucharia Nkiruka
    Posted at 15:27h, 30 August Reply

    To God Almighty be all the Glory for making you our own. Great job, well articulated. KUDOS!.

  • Dr Ufoaroh chinyelu uchenna
    Posted at 16:02h, 30 August Reply

    Well done Dr Chris

  • Engr Chijioke Ejike
    Posted at 01:39h, 31 August Reply

    very wonderful initiative.

  • Fr Ikenna M Onovo
    Posted at 02:45h, 31 August Reply

    Great initiative Dr Chris! The Lord is your Light and your help. You are indeed a great motivator. Peace!

  • Sam Agwa
    Posted at 21:08h, 01 September Reply

    Awesome…. Love this

  • Emeka Nwufoh
    Posted at 06:30h, 04 September Reply

    Exceptional work and great initiative Dr Chris. We are truly proud of you.
    More Grace to you in all things.

  • Aluoko chidimma
    Posted at 07:52h, 10 September Reply

    Thankyou for putting in so much for humanity.our generation is proud of you.God bless

  • Ihudiebube Chukwudi Splendor
    Posted at 16:40h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations Dr, Chris.
    There are no better times to help humanity than now. You have engraved your name in the annals of history. Posterity will always remember you and your team for this service. Well done!

  • Ihudiebube Chukwudi Splendor
    Posted at 16:42h, 10 September Reply

    Congratulations Dr, Chris.
    There are no better time to help humanity than now. You have engraved your name in the annals of history. Posterity will always remember you and your team for this service. Well done!

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