In a grand and inspiring ceremony held on November 4th, 2023, at the Prof. Kenneth Dike State Central E-Library, the Southeast region of Nigeria witnessed a historic moment as the De Imperial Philanthropic Family (DIPF) officially unveiled its highly anticipated 2023 scholarship scheme. Organized in collaboration with the esteemed Best Brain Contest, this initiative stands as a beacon of hope, promising a brighter future for the youth of the Southeast.
The atmosphere was charged with anticipation and optimism as the President of DIPF, High Chief Dr. Darlington Nwabunike, took the stage amidst a gathering of distinguished guests, business magnates, and Excellencies. With eloquence and passion, he welcomed the audience, expressing profound delight and gratitude for their presence at this significant event. Dr. Nwabunike’s words resonated with a deep sense of purpose as he outlined the critical need for educational support in the Southeast region.
He emphasized the severe consequences of educational deficiencies arising from financial and material limitations, shedding light on the alarming rise in crime, substance abuse, and the pressing nature of poverty and unemployment on the region’s youth. Dr. Nwabunike’s speech struck a chord, compelling everyone present to acknowledge the urgency of the situation and the pivotal role education plays in transforming lives.
With unwavering determination, Dr. Nwabunike announced DIPF’s commitment to fully fund the education of 250 indigent students, ranging from Junior Secondary to Tertiary levels. This initiative marks a significant step towards redefining the future of the Southeast by ensuring that every child, regardless of their economic background, has unimpeded access to quality education. The scholarship program aims to break the cycle of poverty, empowering the youth with the knowledge and skills needed to create a better tomorrow.
Looking ahead, Dr. Nwabunike outlined DIPF’s strategic vision for the scholarship program. He stressed the vitality of collaboration with governments, towns, and academic institutions to identify and assist indigent students effectively. He expressed heartfelt gratitude to the members of DIPF across Nigeria and the Diaspora, whose generous contributions paved the way for this transformative initiative.
In his remarks, Dr. Frank Igbojindu, CEO of Best Brain Contest, whose Educational Consultancy Company Best Brain Contest was officially handed over the mantle to organize and select on behalf of De Imperial Philanthropic Family, 250 beneficiaries for the scholarship scheme, pledged to set in motion a process that would lead to a transparent and fair selection for the deserving children. Dr. Frank inspired the audience to remain steadfast in their commitment to education.
He stressed the importance of nurturing a rich and robust mind through continuous learning, urging everyone to embrace the power of knowledge. The event concluded on a note of hope, determination, and unity, as the Southeast embarked on a journey towards a brighter, more prosperous future, powered by education and supported by the unwavering dedication of the De Imperial Philanthropic Family.
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