Do Something for a Good Cause
The Net Impact Owerri Chapter exemplifies the belief in the power of networks and connecting individuals to create positive change. Its affiliated nonprofit, Eternal Hope Global Foundation (EHGF), is dedicated to “protecting, educating and empowering vulnerable people, in order to encourage and maintain well-being and economic growth, advanced health researches/innovation and sustainable development,” according to Chapter President and founder Chinadindu Godwin. Godwin believes that organizing events and projects to “do something for a good cause” is an “opportunity for giving, connecting and having fun” and bringing people together within the local communities, all while creating positive impact for local communities.
According to the World Health Organization 2017 World Malaria Report, Nigeria accounted for the highest proportion of malaria cases and deaths globally. To address this critical issue, the EHGF recently organized and hosted an event that provided free malaria testing and treatment for children, adults and the elderly, and supplied free mosquito nets for malaria prevention. In addition to giving the necessary materials needed for malaria prevention, the Owerri Chapter provided food for hungry, underserved individuals. There are plans to continue hosting this event as often as possible.
Another major project that EGHF is facilitating is the Skills Acquisition program, “aimed at engaging and empowering youth through training them on skills” from mechanics and carpentry to hairdressing and makeup. Program goals include reducing unemployment and creating job opportunities, taking kids off the street, and fighting poverty. They hope to have this program reach at least one youth from every Local Government Area in the thirty-six states of Nigeria, starting with the Imo state, where they have involved twenty-seven youth members, one from each of the twenty-seven Local Government Areas in Imo.
With hopes of growing their network, connecting communities, and positively impacting individuals, the Owerri Professional Chapter is planning to host several more programs and events in the coming months.
If you are interested in learning more about the Owerri Professional Chapter and Eternal Hope Global Foundation, you can visit their Chapter microsite.