By Victor Gotevbe
OKOH CHRISTOPHER ONYEKACHUKWU PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
Christopher Okoh, is a native of Issele-uku, Aniocha-North LGA in Delta State advocating for development as a young change agent. He has his first degree in Physics from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). His advocacy for development has been with him over the years but this became very visible when he went for the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in 2010 where he volunteered to be a Development Knowledge Facilitator (DKF) with the MDGs, there he rendered selfless and humanitarian service to actualize his endeavors of touching lives.
He has undoubtedly contributed immensely in achieving the objectives and goals of the MDGs project through knowledge sharing. Thereby, removing ignorance and salvaging the society through value re-orientation, affecting lives morally, educationally, economically and otherwise from pupils to students, streets, health centers, markets and everywhere within his state of national service.
Christopher was outstanding and was bestowed with a medal by the Catholic Women Organisation of Annunciation Catholic Church, Awka. By the end of his service year he was honored with a commendation certificate for excellent performance by the commissioner for youths and sports shortly after that he was conferred a National Awardee with a certificate of merit on outstanding implementation of MDGs.
Some of his projects include but not limited to the MDGs-CDS group in Awka to embark on an inter-governmental spelling bee competition in Awka-South LGA. He initiated skills acquisition programmes in Obunagu Community, Awka of which 12 street youths from marginalised communities between 15 – 30 years were trained on skills of their choice.
He has also sensitized 25 park drivers at TRACAS park, temp site on personal hygiene, issues on HIV/AIDS and environmental education, he donated writing materials, brooms and waste baskets to Primary and Secondary Schools. He sensitized a total of 2680 students from Kenneth Dike Memorial Secondary School and Hez Dike Secondary School both in Awka on the Importance of science education and he provided a sign-post for Kenneth Dike Memorial Secondary School, Awka, which was planted at Works road/Obunagu junction.
A popular saying goes: “Gold fish has no hidding place”. Christopher’s awards both at the zonal and National levels in Anambra State have earned him the position of a facilitator in the NYSC Orientation camps.