Date: 25th January 2024
Event: Opening Mass Ceremony of the Term and Bus Handover
Venue: CIDJAP St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School, Nwanne Di Na Mba, Enugu
Attendance from CIDJAP:
Rev. Fr. Chidiebere Paul Ani
Sr. Marius Nwahiri
Barr. Mrs. P.C Egbuna
Mrs. Julie Okenwa
Mrs. Uchenna Oji
Mr. Ikenna David Ofordum
Mr. Goddy Okoh
Staff and Pupils of CIDJAP St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School
Holy Mass: The event commenced with a solemn Holy Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Chidiebere Paul Ani, the Deputy Director of CIDJAP. The school community gathered for prayers and blessings, setting a spiritual tone for the occasion.
Welcome Address: Following the Mass, Sr. Marius Nwahiri delivered a warm welcome address, expressing gratitude to Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike and all attendees emphasised the significance of the day in the history of CIDJAP St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School.
Handing Over Speech/Documents: Rev. Fr. Chidiebere Paul Ani, expressed his gratitude to Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike, the Founding Director and the President General of CIDJAP, has been the driving force behind the charitable initiatives in CIDJAP St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School Nwanne Di Na Mba, especially for this notable event. He elaborated on the importance of education and community development, highlighting CIDJAP’s and Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike’s commitment to supporting educational institutions.
The official documents for the bus handover were presented during this segment, emphasizing transparency and accountability in CIDJAP’s philanthropic endeavours.
Reflection: Barr. Mrs. P.C Egbuna, a distinguished member of CIDJAP and the Head of the CIDJAP Legal Department, provided a reflective address. She shared insights into the broader impact of such donations and countless other donations made by Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike in educational growth and she encouraged everyone to key in Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike’s mission to actively participate in nurturing young minds for a brighter future.
Blessing of the Bus: Rev. Fr. Chidiebere Ani conducted a solemn blessing ceremony for the brand-new 18-seater bus. The blessings extended not only to the vehicle but also to all those who would benefit from its use, symbolizing the integration of faith and service in CIDJAP’s mission.
Closing Remarks: Sr. Marius Nwahiri concluded the ceremony with closing remarks, expressing gratitude to all attendees, especially to Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike and the CIDJAP team, for their continuous support. She reiterated the school’s commitment to providing quality education and fostering a conducive learning environment.
The CIDJAP Bus Handover Ceremony and Opening Mass for the term at St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School was a harmonious blend of spirituality, community engagement, and philanthropy. The newly acquired bus stands as a testament to Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike and CIDJAP’s dedication to uplifting communities through education and fostering a brighter future for the youth.