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World Malaria Celebration in Rivers State

malaria rivers2World Malaria day activities powered by Rivers State Ministry of Health in collaboration other stakeholders & CSOs(Civil Society Organisations) with the theme – INVEST IN THE FUTURE – DEFEAT MALARIA.

Bring Back Our Girls Campaign

bring back our girlsOLPHI designed and implemented a Childrens’ program in June 13th 2014. The event which was 1st of its kind in the community was tagged “#Bring Back Our Girls” Campaign in association with Avu Children and the whole community. It was done to lend our voice to the burning issue of the kidnapped and adopted students who were GIRLS in Chibok Bornu State by the dreaded Boko Haram Insurgent group.

The event was held in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Premises, Avu, Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State. The activities of the day included – Short lecture delivered by the Woman Leader Hon. Mrs. Beatrice Ahuokpeme on War Against Violence, Match past, Essay Writing for Secondary School Students, Spelling Bee, Read & Summarize a book, Egg & Sack Races, Chair Dance & Dancing competitions.

The children of Avu turned out en masse for the occasion and participated fully in all the activities. They were happy and satisfied at the end of the event. Children that excelled in the activities went home with prizes and consolation prizes. The event was witnessed by some parents and members of the community.

This event was planned and initiated to be a sustainable yearly event for the children residing in the rural community of Avu.


OLPHI Holds Capacity Building Session for Staff & Volunteers

capacity building northeastAs Social & Development Workers, trainings, seminars and workshops are an integral part of our existence. Therefore we have inculcated the ethics of self-development into our staff and volunteers who work with us by designing regular trainings in association with other Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations like Society for Family Health (SFH), Better Community Life Initiative (BECOLIN), Community & Youth Development Initiative & Geodora Samaritans Initiative.

We are continuously invited to attend seminars, workshops and trainings from Government Agencies, International Donors, Non-Governmental Organisations and other affiliated Networks.

We have been exposed and developed to handle our thematic areas well and brilliantly. There are no activities without challenges but we have the capacity and capability to face these challenges and turn them into human / Organisational success stories.


OLPHI Organises Party for Children

children dance competitionOur Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative organised and carried out a one day program for the Children in celebration of their day in association with the Children and the Entire Community of Avu in Avu Owerri-West Local Government of 15th June 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Premises.

We used that opportunity to lend our voice on #BRING BACK OUR GIRLS# campaign. Activities planned and which the children participated fully in were Spelling Bees, Read and summarize a book, Chair Dance, Dancing Competition, Egg & Sack Races, Match past etc.

This celebration is the first in the community and the organisation has planned that it will be a yearly event if the community continues to support and allow their children to participate at all times. It was fun seeing the children making efforts in the competitions to excel in the different categories of activities carried out. The children were so happy to go home at the end of the day moreso for those that excelled in the various categories of the competition who went home with gifts. They were also properly fed. Some of the parents in attendance were amazed how smoothly the event went especially the Woman Leader of the community who doubles as the President General of the Women Forum Mrs. Beatrice Ahuokpeme, who was the special guest of honour.

Internet Usage Training for Avu Women

internet usage training avu womenOLPHI knows the importance of Technology in today’s world and felt the need to enlighten women how they could view the world through the use of their telephone handsets and computers/laptops.

Based on the above, an interactive program was designed and carried out in association with Avu Women Organisation Port Harcourt Branch.
During the session women were shown how to use their phones apart from making and receiving calls. They were taking through the icons on their phones and their functions. How they could buy data for internet connection. They were meant to understand that the world is just a click on their phones.

They were also introduced to an online women community WORLD PULSE where they could share their daily experiences with other women in different parts of the world. In this online community