We are grooming the next Philip Emeagwali, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg.
Recall that on 29th June, 2020, Opera News Hub spotted how Chief Maurice Emeka Akueme donated food bank and ICT Resource and Training Center to his Umuozolu, Amaebota Village in Ukana, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State on his birthday.
The founder/president Maurice Akueme Foundation haven built the food bank and ICT Resource Center did not just stop at donating them to his community.
He equipped them adequately with food materials and equipments to enhance ICT Training respectively.
Taking a tour to MAF ICT and resource center, our correspondence at Charity Reporters has the following to say;
“We visited The MAF ICT Resource and Training Center in Umuozolu, Amaebota, Ukana in Udi Local Government Area on Thursday 10th September, 2020.
We discovered that MAF ICT center has been equipped with about 32 functioning computers, Library type desks, face shield for students, sanitizers, hand washing tap all in compliance with World Health Organization and Nigeria Center for Disease Control guidelines on covid 19″.
According to a post on Facebook containing a write up with photos during class session by Chief Maurice Emeka Akueme.
He expressed joy over the newly admitted students who are already receiving lectures, Chief Maurice said thus;
“Super proud of my young IT gurus! We are grooming the next Philip Emeagwali, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg etc etc at the MAF ICT Resource and Training Centre, Umuozolu, Amaebota Village. Ukana, Udi LGA of Enugu State.
The Maurice Akueme Foundation (MAF), Setting a path for digital transformation of the grassroots”.
See screenshots below.
The ICT/Computer instructor Mr JohnPaul Akueme also dropped a post on Facebook showering loads of blessings on Chief Maurice.
He has referred the act by Sir Maurice as “Catching them young initiative”.
See below the actual post with screenshots;
“The Maurice Akueme Foundation Free ICT Resource and Training Center in Umuozolu, Ukana, Udi L.G.A have since last month been training children and adults morally and intellectually.
The aim is transforming them into becoming great heroes and leaders in our society through a well equipped and organized computer training center.
I call it catch them young initiative.
Train up a child in the way he should grow, when he grows, he won’t depart from you.
The life of the indigent people and the downtrodden matters.
It must be well with Chief Sir Maurice Emeka Akueme the CEO/Founder and Funder of Maurice Akueme Foundation”.
When asked by our correspondence during the lecture, Mr JohnPaul narrated that the training is entirely free for both children and adults.
He explained that in the main time training is done twice in a week which is children on Thursdays while adults receive theirs on Fridays.
“The aim of this training is to educate the people on Information and Communication Technology.
To train them to become morally and intellectually sound and as well expose them to the 21st century digital development and ideas, with this they will become computer literates.
It will also create opportunity for employment for beneficiaries haven acquired computer knowledge JohnPaul said.
Indeed MAF is grooming the next Philip Emeagwali, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg at the MAF ICT Resource and Training Centre.
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