Programmes & Finance Manager
Gift Ejikeme Egbelu is a passionate social entrepreneur who has been contributing to the development of Ohaji/Egbema, Imo state, Nigeria. Gift founded Awarra ‘CA’ Network and people of Ohaji/Egbema – social digital platforms for Peace, Youth and Community development advocacy in rural communities of Ohaji/Egbema in 2010. He has since implemented the following programmes in the area, ‘One Book intiative’- an education mentorship programme; ‘Loud n’ Proud project’ – a youth development programme, and the ACA Beauty pageant (Miss & Mr. ACA), with the sole aim of inculcating and promoting community service mindset among the youths.
He has also carried out mentorship programmes in primary and secondary schools – Youth reorientation and empowerment programmes – Community service Peace Initiatives in the post-crisis communities in Ohaji, and Christmas events for children. The Awarra ‘CA’ Network social digital platform has provided youths of rural communities the platform to discover and horn their talent in the areas of Arts and digital skills.
He is a researcher and has co-researched extensively on the history, culture and the people of Awarra Court area which can be viewed on awarracourtarea.wordpress.com. This platform has helped many young people to know about the area and has also been very useful to undergraduate students who are making research in the area for their project work. Furthermore, the platform is used to promote the culture and expose the business opportunities in Awarra Court Area.
Gift holds First degree in Banking/Finance from the Lagos state University. Professional certification in Oil and Gas Safety Management from Oshacademy, Fire and Health safety from Safety warehouse, Lagos. He was an Administrative officer with Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Business development Executive with Mega Assets managers limited, and Safety manager with the Civic Centre Lagos.