We are committed to changing lives and making an impact on those who want to share in our cause. The children of Nigeria need our collective efforts; they need our strength to get through the trials their communities are facing today. Let us all work together to make a difference in their lives and in ours as well. Let us not be content let our fellow men suffer when we know we can do something to help.
Chief Stephen O. Nwankwo Children’s Literacy Foundation International Incorporated holds various programs that cater to the needs of the underprivileged and deprived rural communities of Nigeria, especially children. We focus on providing them the means to attain the quality education and accessible health care that will strengthen and empower them for the rest of their lives. We focus on educating communities and making them aware of the importance of learning and healthcare and how these can impact their future in so many ways through the following programs.
Education Awareness Programs
This program is focused on helping the people – the parents and the children – living in the deprived communities of Nigeria in knowing how essential education is and how the further expansion of knowledge actually allows them to break away from the throes of poverty.
Awarding of Scholarship Engenders Unity and Cooperation
During the presentation of the scholarship awards to all the benefiting children, their parents/guardians, leaders of the community, and representatives of the Post Primary School Management Board were in attendance.
A key-note address ‘VALUE OF EDUCATION IN A RURAL BASED ECONOMY” from the desk of the President/Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Chief Stephen O. Nwankwo, was presented by the secretary of the local organizing committee, Mr. Herbert Okoye Nsude.
There are tons of kids in Nigeria whose families do not have the means to send them to school for a proper education. We seek to change that as much as we can by offering scholarship grants that give these children the much-needed chance to attend school and, eventually, improve their lives. Those who have an immense desire to learn should be given the chance to do so.
Brief History of the Foundation
The foundation’s scholarship exercise started in 2014 with 45 children receiving scholarships (i.e., 26) Senior Secondary III and SS I students. In 2015-2016, the foundation awarded 51 students with scholarships, SSIII 28 students and SS I 23 students. In the 2016-2017 academic year, a total number of 85 students were given an award, thus: SS III: 51 students while SS I – 34 students. In summary, the foundation has awarded scholarships to 184 students in its third year of existence. So far, between 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, the foundation has offered secondary school scholarship awards to 261 (two hundred and sixty-one) students.
Health Education Programs
Education on health is crucial, especially for developing countries that have limited and even outdated information on how to properly take care of themselves. One of the things that have severely affected Nigerian communities is their lack of knowledge and access to health care in general. We seek to change this by providing underprivileged parents with relevant information regarding all aspects of health.
Granting scholarships to the underprivileged kids of Nigerian communities requires proper funding from the right people. This is why our organization constantly works in the most effective ways to solicit funds that enable us to facilitate the provision of these benefits to the people we serve.
Student Exchange Programs
We want to give Nigerian kids the chance to get an advanced education in some of the most developed countries of the world. For this reason, we organize student exchange programs with other nations and provide these opportunities to as many deserving Nigerian kids as we can.
In appreciation of the efforts of the Chief Executive Officer of the CSONCLIFI.ORG, the Enugu State Government Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) awarded the community secondary school with ten desktop computers, furniture, and an electric generator.