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07 Jun 2013

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Chu Beneficries for Flo

President/Founder of HRH Appolus Chu Foundation, Chief Appolus Chu who recently inaugurated his foundation, will stop at nothing to engage the society particularly the youths and give them a lease of life. Mary Ekah writes

We live in a society where, most often, those who are blessed with earthly riches want the less privileged to adore them before they could even eat the crumbs that fall from their tables. But this is not so with the President / Founder of HRH Appolus Chu Foundation, Chief Appolus Chu, who recently inaugurated his foundation with the aim to alleviate the plights of the less privileged in the society.

The thought of establishing a foundation, Chu said was necessitated by the pains the less privileged of the society go through on a daily basis. Informed by this ugly situation, the thought of floating a foundation through which he can assist them find succour and relief so that they can live meaningful lives.

This good-natured foundation piloted by God-fearing individuals would remain focused on executing the intention of the foundation. Conceived in August 2011 like any other, the thought went through the process of maturity and having fully developed was inaugurated recently in Okori Town Square, Eleme, Rivers State.  Being a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making and social welfare organisation poised to reposition the less privileged to function to full capacity, the Foundation will also help beneficiaries to contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.

Since its establishment, the foundation has impacted positively on some lives which include award of scholarship to nine Eleme undergraduates in specialised area of study for two years valued at the sum of Seven million two hundred thousand naira only. The scheme is intended to run throughout the years of study.

The selection process, Chu was quick to explain, was done with utmost sincerity and carefulness which saw two law students and seven Engineering students emerging. The foundation also intend to award scholarships to Law and Medical students if they emerge at the end of the day.

During its formal inauguration, the foundation empowered 50 petty-traders, at Akpa-oeh Market, Ogale as well as the issuance of 100 brand new laptops to 100 graduates of the Foundation’s free computer literacy programme.

A landed property with total area of 1,453.88 square metres worth N22.5 million was presented to the community to use as the Okori Town Square as well as a Mobile Clinic/Health Delivery Van to assist some patients that require immediate attention within Eleme land.

Since the foundation was inaugurated, the entire Eleme has not been the same again and a few indigenes have had one or two good things to say about the foundation and its founder.

For Princely Emeka Chujor, a lawyer, the foundation has three major components: security, health and education, noting that the patrol van donated to the Police is to enhance security in the area, while the ambulance is to cater for the medical needs of the people. “Chu has provided an ambulance, not only that but it is fully equipped with drugs and facilities that can deal with any emergency. As a matter of fact, it is first of its kind within this area. “

Chujor said further that with another foundation of such in place in Eleme   it will go a long way in touching the lives of Eleme people, adding however that, “there are other people whom God has blessed in Eleme and who have the capacity to do what Chu was doing but are not forthcoming.”

Another indigene of Eleme, Chief Baba Osaro Awala, described Chu as a gifted child that has decided to use his blessing to bless others. “That is what God requires from us because when he blesses you, in return He expects you to bless others and that is what Chu is doing,” he noted.

“Chu from childhood has been kind-hearted humble, very industrious and diligent. He is a very honest man who renders services to different people free of charge,” said Emere (Dr.) Festus Ngochindo.

He noted that the assistance offered by the Foundations does not stem from a show of extreme wealth by the benefactor.

“The existence of poverty is good enough for the activities of the Foundation. In its most extreme form, poverty is the lack of basic human needs … poverty leads to terrible suffering and eventually death.  Crime and violence, which are among effects of poverty, may be transmitted to the rich. We do ourselves a favour, therefore, if we assist the poor,” Ngochindo said.

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