By David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
The Diocese of Niger closed its Fresh Manna 2021 summit on Sunday with the allocation of full and partial scholarships to more than twenty destitute students from the diocese.
The awards were announced at All Saints Cathedral in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Propelled by the Calvary Education Foundation of the diocese, this lot has brought the number of beneficiaries of the system to more than 140 since its inauguration in 2014.
The recipients are said to study different courses at various universities, educational colleges and polytechnics across the country. Many of them would have graduated a long time ago with excellent results.
Handing out checks to the recipients, the Bishop on Niger, The Right Reverend Dr Owen and his wife Dr Elsie Nonyelum Nwokolo advised the students to use the opportunities wisely by applying to their studies.
They informed the students that their character and learning activities would be regularly checked so that they would come out not only with excellent results, but also as exemplary children of God.
The foundation also presented various gifts to deserving high school students and students who would have excelled in the diocesan competitions for the best brain and the quiz on Anglicanism.
The gifts that were also given to the children’s teachers and teachers included clothing and household items.