Connak Postpones 10th Anniversary/Yultide Events

Connak Postpones 10th Anniversary/Yultide Events

The Connak Foundation has announced the postponement of it’s 10th anniversary/annual Yultide events.

According to a press release signed by the CEO, Connak Foundation, Mrs. Carole Emeka Sunday at an executive session held on Sunday, 30th October 2022, the board of Connak Foundation, after extensive deliberations, said it has taken the decision to postpone its 10th
Anniversary/Annual Yuletide events.

Carole said they understand that this change may cause great inconvenience for their beneficiaries, partners and sponsors, stakeholders and well-meaning individuals who have confirmed
their travel plans/schedules to attend the annual yuletide activities of the Foundation.

Connak in the release said they regret the inconvenience that may arise from rescheduling their plans within this short notice.
Her words, “We take this decision out of an abundance of caution, in cognizance of the political
climate and peculiarity of the season at this time in our dear country Nigeria”.

“As a nonpartisan non-governmental organization, our events are open to all persons irrespective of age, creed, or affiliation and we do not want any of our events to be misrepresented or
misconstrued as being in alliance with any group or used as a platform to promote or propagate other interests.

Connak CEO stated that at the beginning of this year, the foundation rolled out several empowerment initiatives targeted at the youths, to create life-changing opportunities and cause sustainable
development in our communities. She noted that these initiatives were kick started at the foundation’s annual retreat program held at Abuja in February 2022.
Following the retreat, she informed that Connak
commenced the 9-month ICT Training program for 200 beneficiaries, at their facilities in Umuahia and Aba, respectively.
“The ICT trainees were scheduled to graduate during the 10th Founder’s Day Celebration in December 2022”.

“In April 2022, Connak Foundation was officially launched in Lagos with the commissioning
of a flagship borehole project at Imaba – Igando community in Alimosho LGA of Lagos state, followed by a media briefing event with the Press and a Fundraiser dinner to unveil our proposed anniversary project, a Community Hospital in Afugiri, Abia State.

Connak added that the support of grant received from Jackson Family Foundation in the United States, and donations raised at the Lagos unveiling event, the construction of the community hospital is in full swing with steady progress, saying that he site commissioning would have been done as part of their end-of-year activities.

See other interventions embarked by Connak:
“Next up was Connak Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiative (CoFEI) program, with an estimated 10,000 participants enrolled into the 12weeks online training and 350 trainees at the bootcamps across 3 locations – Umuahia, Lagos and Abuja. Grants presentation to successful businesses, earlier scheduled to take place during the Founder’s Day event, has been rescheduled and a new date would be communicated in due time.

Also noteworthy is the roll-out of the Stay-in-School Program in FCT, where we awarded full scholarship to 100 students in public Junior Secondary schools. These, in addition to the 180 scholarship students in Abia state, both at secondary and tertiary education levels, brings to total of 280 beneficiaries enrolled in school through our educational development initiatives”.

“Our annual free medical outreach could not hold this year because our partners from the USA, FaithCare inc, were unable to travel due to consulate advisory and restrictions bordering on security concerns.

Against all odds, the achievements recorded this year have greatly surpassed our expectations. Despite our best intentions and desire to fully implement our program schedule for the year, we solicit your kind understanding as we suspend all activities, all things considered. Rather than rest on our oars, we intend to use the opportunity to restrategize on ways to eradicate youthful redundancy and implement more impactful initiatives that promote responsible citizenry.

Carole in the release said they will communicate new dates for all postponed program activities in due course.

Finally, as we navigate this political season in our dear country Nigeria, Carole reminded everyone, particularly the youths, to shun all clandestine activities, refrain from being used to create chaos, be mindful of safety and security, and exercise caution even as we go about exercising our civic duties.

Umuahia Centre: Umuegwu Okpuala, Afugiri
Aba Centre: 28 Okigwe Road, Aba, Abia State


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