In a bid to boost academic excellence and human capital development in Obio/Akpor local government area, members of The Gathering For Humanity Foundation (TGHF) in collaboration with Bright Foundation and YarnMe.Com.NG today organized a spelling bee competition for senior secondary school students of Community Secondary School, Ogbogoro.

According to Dr. Robert Nabena, founder of The Gathering For Humanity Foundation, the program is in line with the vision and mission of The Gathering For Humanity Foundation. The event which was tagged Future Leaders Spelling Bee Competition was well attended by over 300 senior secondary students.

Declaring the event open, founder and President of The Gathering For Humanity Foundation Dr. Robert Nabena admonished the students to be studious, avoid negative influence and peer pressure to join bad gangs. “Your parents and guardians have laboured to send you to school, do not disappoint them. Take advantage of the privilege you have now so you don’t become a burden to the state in future. To encourage you and lessen the financial burden on your parents, my self and my team will be given the winners of today’s competition free educational materials ranging from text books, exercise books, bags, laptops and a cash gift of N100,000.”

Also remarking during the program, the Executive Director of Bright Foundation Mr. Bright Simeon admonished the children to shun cultism and hard drugs; “This project was initiated to encourage you all to stay in school and like my friend Dr. Nabena has said, you must rise up against cultism and hard drugs.” He said.

To add colour to the event of the day, the students were also given short talks on career and leadership by a team of experts. Representing YarnMe.Com.NG at the event, Mr Kelvin Chinda and Mr Emmanuel Chimenem Amadi presented gift items and consolation prizes to the students.

Also on hand to support the presentation of gifts were Members of the board of The Gathering For Humanity Foundation; Barr. Mrs Thelma Robert Nabena (Vice President and Wife of the founder), Mr Daniel ‘Midas’ Asuquo, Mrs Mary Brownson-asuquo, Barr. Mrs Nancy Ekpo, and Engr. Elvis Nwachukwu.

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