The Special Adviser to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Diaspora Affairs, Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert has urged fellow Imo Diasporans to donate books to disadvantaged kids, send a ‘tenner’ directly to a student back home, read with any family’s kid, nephew, niece, grandkid, among others, sponsor education for an underprivileged kid at home.
According to her, this will empower them, even as she believes that there are Diasporans who are already doing this and asked for more.
In the photo is the Special Adviser to Imo-State Governor on Diaspora reading with her two kids. She has also sponsored a 9 year old in Mbaeri Local Government Area and an 11 year old in Isu Local Government Area for a full year of Education.
While urging everyone to enjoy the World Book Day, she requested that “action stories or photos” towards promoting Education back home in Imo State should be sent to the Imo Diaspora office through contacts on its official website: http://www.imodiaspora.com
Driving home the importance of education, the Diaspora office made available the following quotes on education:
- “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
- “When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world”- Shai Reshef
- “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King
- “The purpose for Education is to turn it into development, we will create the opportunities for us Imolites to recover our collective aspirations” – Hope Uzodimma
- “The purpose for Education is to turn it into development, we will create the opportunities for Imolites to recover our collective aspirations” – (Celia Hibbert, quoting Gov. Hope Uzodimma).
World Book Day is celebrated on the 4th of March each.