Omafuru Foundation once again demonstrated its commitment to the advancement of academic excellence and promotion of hard work among students by organizing its maiden annual essay writing competition among JSS2 students within the DSC/Orhuwhorun/Ovwian communities in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. This event which was organized to commemorate the World Environment Day, 2016, underscores one of the core values of Omafuru Foundation – creating a sustainable environment.

Participating students were required to write on The Benefits of Energy Conservation to the Environment and this exposed them to the importance of protecting the environment to make it safer and healthier not just for us but for future generations.

Names of winners were published on the foundation’s website on the 5th of June, 2016 (World Environment Day) and prizes were awarded to the students at their various schools from 14th to 21st June.

The Director of Operations, Michael Akusu Jr., accompanied by two ad-hoc staffs of Omafuru Foundation – Michael Oduduke and John Awhariado, used the opportunity to enlighten the entire school community of each of the winners on the need to play an active role in protecting the environment in order to make the world a safer and healthier place for everyone to live in.

He thereafter awarded trophies to the schools with the first, second and third participants and awarded cash prizes to the students. The winner, Uriemefe Collins of DSC Technical High School, Orhuwhorun, won a cash prize of N 15, 000, the first runner up, Okoromado God’stime also of DSC Technical High School, Orhuwhorun, received the sum of N 10, 000, while the second runner up, Tibekpe Emmanuel of Jenny Secondary School, Ekete, got N 5, 000. A token of N 1, 000 was awarded as consolation prize to ten other participants and all 13 winners got a certificate.

The management of all the schools appreciated Omafuru Foundation for giving them the opportunity to participate in the competition and expressed delight over the performance of their students.