MY UNN STORY AND THE BIRTH OF WE-CARE WITHOUT BORDERS by EBUKA OBI

CELEBRATING SUPER-JACKSONITES

Intro by Edith Ohaja
Many of us have glowing ideas and laudable intentions of how we can serve others and make a positive difference in society. But we don’t often implement those ideas because we are afraid we might fail or we feel we lack the resources to even begin. Many times, we don’t realise that around us might be everything we need to actualise those noble intentions if we can just share our vision with the right people. That is why I asked Super-Jacksonite* Ebuka Obi to share with us the story of how he started his charity called We-Care Without Borders Foundation. Ebuka’s story is inspiring and enriching as I believe that much of our worth as human beings comes from the good we allow God to use us to do.

A big bouquet of thanks to Ebuka for taking time out of his busy schedule to bless us with this story. May God enlarge his coast on every side and expand his humanitarian activities in Jesus’ name.

MY UNN STORY AND THE BIRTH OF WE-CARE WITHOUT BORDERS by EBUKA OBI

Memories of the Lion’s Den
I gained admission into the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 2007 to study Mass Communication. I was quite fortunate to have a wonderful set of classmates and in no distant time, I had turned many of them into friends. Before I gained admission, my desire was to study my books, shun school politics or social activities and ensure that I leave the Den, as UNN is called, with an awesome grade, but life happened along the way. I found myself swimming in the ocean of school politics and became more social than I could imagine.

During my second year in school, I was elected Member of the House of Representatives, Students’ Union Government (SUG). At the same time, I was the President of Aguata Students’ Union, UNN; the General Leader of Christ Church Chapel Sunday School Department amongst other tasking positions. In view of these roles, to be able to cope with the academic burden that was upon me, I dedicated 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. as my study time, at least during weekdays. This actually helped me to cope with the academic pressure and keep my grades up.

UNN wasn’t really a new environment to me. I grew up practically inside the Den of Lions and Lionesses. My parents are UNN Staff. My primary school was the UNN Staff School while my secondary school was the University of Nigeria Secondary School, so I was quite at home. However, most of my classmates didn’t know that I was a staff kid. I hid it from many except those who were quite close to me. In fact, I told some of them who insisted on visiting where I lived that I was squatting in my uncle’s house. Funny enough, they became confused whenever they saw me driving my so-called uncle’s cars.

You might be wondering why I did this. I figured that if the lecturers and students knew that you were a staff kid, a lot of attention might be focused on you and if your parents happened to be the troublesome type, then you could expect some revenge grades in your results from some iniquitous lecturers. So I never allowed any of our departmental lecturers to know my ‘staff kid’ status except one that already knew my parents before I enrolled into the department. I wasn’t certain that I would be victimised as I feared, but I didn’t want to take any chances.

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It was also during my undergraduate days that I came to know Aunty Edith Ohaja from afar. She was my lecturer, always smiling, very friendly, beautifully beautiful but yet, quite strict! I just loved her personality. In fact, I still can’t easily forget ‘cliché’, ‘leapfrogging’ and other terms we learnt from her. It wasn’t until I came back to the department for my Master’s degree programme and as Class Representative of my post-graduate class that I got closer to this very amiable lecturer. She indeed plays a motherly role in the department of Mass Communication, UNN. She takes a keen interest even in little details that most lecturers will never notice in their students. She is actually a role model.

In July 2011, I bagged my undergraduate degree from UNN. My result was impressive (Second Class, Upper Division), praise God! Life seemed bright. I was delighted not just because I was leaving the Den, but because while I was a student, a seed was sown which is still growing today.


A cross section of pupils that got new school uniforms courtesy of We-Care at Central Primary School, Agamaede (Hope Alive 2015)

The Seed That Is Still Growing…
While I was an undergraduate student of UNN, precisely in the year 2009, I noticed that I had a lot of Facebook friends. That was the year that the rave of Facebook started blowing in Nigeria and we spent a lot of time online chatting. Most of these my Facebook friends were my classmates and other UNN students. I suggested to them that it will be cool if we can rally ourselves and visit an orphanage. To my surprise, a lot of them indicated interest and before the end of August 2009, almost 30 friends of mine came together and we visited the orphanage.

That outing was just the beginning. Today, by God’s grace, I have a full blown foundation called We-Care Without Borders Foundation through which we are continuing the work. We-Care is a registered non-profit organisation facilitating and operating compassion outreaches in Nigeria with a focus on social and economic development. Our mission is to care for the less privileged, feed the hungry and empower the hopeless.


A We-Care Member sharing sandals to barefoot kids during a visit to Makoko Slum Lagos (Hope Alive 2016)

Since we started in 2009, we have been able to impact the lives of children in different orphanages such Our Place of Hope Orphanage, Opi, Enugu State; Our Saviour’s Orphanage Home, Delta State; Obinwanne Motherless Babies Home, Ede-Oballa and Nsukka Orphanage Home amongst others. We have also organised various outreaches such as Hope Alive Outreach where we visited Central Primary School, Agamaede in Isi-Uzo LGA in Enugu State and donated new school bags, new school uniforms and new school sandals to the pupils of the school who previously came to school barefoot, almost naked and used cellophane bags as school bags. It was quite painful watching the children in their frayed clothes.

We were also at the Durumi IDP Camp, Abuja, where we donated food items, toiletries, gift items to the displaced residents of the camp. We have also held outreaches in Makoko Slum, Lagos where the primary school children were given school bags, study materials, food items, etc. On the streets of Enugu city, we have fed the physically challenged and we have been to Edo State amongst other places.

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We-Care members at IDP Camp in Abuja in 2016

If you would like to know more about We-Care Without Borders Foundation, you can visit our Facebook page. You will learn more about our activities, modus operandi and how to be part of the movement if you so wish. As part of our insistence on transparency, we publish donations we receive and from whom in our annual reports and our members collectively decide how and where these monies are spent.

I must thank all the members of We-Care: the Team Members, the State Co-ordinators and every person who has ever been part of the movement through encouragement, donations and joining us for an outreach. The foundation could not have become a success without them.

Life Beyond the Den…
So far, life beyond the Den has been an interesting journey. Today, I am practising what I was taught in school. I work as the Public Relations Officer of the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State, and indeed even my first year notes have aided me a lot in my career path. Recently, I was appointed as the Public Relations Officer of all Public Relations Officers in Nigerian Colleges of Education. I am also a farmer, essayist and publisher.

All glory to God! Amen.

*Super-Jacksonites are graduates of the Mass Communication Department, UNN.

Hi! Let’s chat about this story.

Do you do any work of charity? Please share to inspire the rest of us.

Do you have a vision for humanitarian work that you hope to pursue in future? Share with us, if you will.

What and what did you learn from Ebuka’s story?

May God bless everyone of us richly as we daily use every opportunity He gives us to be our brother’s keeper in Jesus’ name.

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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.

216 comments

  • Yes, I love this part of your blog where we get to read people’s stories and see that big dreams come true??. (no matter how little we start).?

    The work of charity I do is not something huge. ? In my little way and by God’s grace … I lighten people’s burden by giving a small amount of money to anyone who I sense needs it to feel better. Like if a person needs about 5k, I will give out 2 or 3 freely without asking for a refund.

    It is strictly for the less privileged?? Cases like this are very high in hospitals and schools. ?

    Talking about humanitarian visions, I have one but how to start it has been a puzzle. By God’s grace I want to own a foundation that helps people who have something they want to do with the start-up fund (capital).
    In the beginning steps, I want to start from paying tuition fees for kids in nursery schools. I really want to do this.?

    May God bless Ebuka Obi. Nigeria needs more people like him if we must eradicate poverty and make lives better, one person at a time. God bless you too, ma, for enriching your readers’ lives with stories like this.
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  • Ndieze Kelechi

    This is awesome.It’s an error for one to live and die as though he /she never existed.It’s wisdom if your energy is geared towards changing lives. Ebuka Obi, your experience we learn from. Greatness means letting the lives of others count. Thanks, Ma’am, for sharing this story with us. It motivated me.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Glory to God! Your leadership potentials are already evident to all, Kelechi. Higher heights to you in Jesus’ name.

  • Christian Nnamdi

    Mr. Ebuka Obi, your success story is inspiring! You are indeed one of the rare breeds of the Jackson Family. May God take your steps far beyond your own imaginations.

    To my mummy, only God will reward you for your benevolence and kindheartedness.
    You are not just a teacher, you mold destinies. I love you mum!

    • Edith Ohaja

      Glory to God! It won’t be long before I’ll be telling your story, Christian, in Jesus’ name.

      • Chikwesiri Uka

        Wow very inspiring story, I’m a student of mass communication in UNN too, i hope I’ll have a story to tell in near future. Thank u ma for your numerous life changing works, God bless u

  • Chukwuemeka ifunanya Abigail

    The story is really inspiring. I know that everybody has a purpose. He found his early and he is living his destiny.

  • Ofodile chinenye

    What a wonderful and inspirational story. Thank you so much aunty Edith for being an inspiration not just to me but to many. May God give you more grace to work in his vineyard so that you may be able to bear more fruits and impact in the lives of others(amen)

  • Amana Sharon Umola

    This shows that dreams are achievable and the den is indeed a part of our making process. Thank you for sharing this story. It is indeed wonderful.

  • Ejike Obaregwu

    Mummy,thanks 4 this piece about Ebuka Obi.you are a unique personality just as Ebuka described.lv u mummy!

  • BERTRAND NWOGWUGWU

    Nice one. Ebuka my man, keep it up. I have always noticed your heart of gold. Mummy Edith “our diamond lecturer” may God continue to bless and enrich your knowledge and wisdom.

  • Eze, Nnenna Victoria

    Perhaps I could make a move concerning my long time dream. God bless You ma for sharing this inspirational piece ,am touched and blessed!

  • Charles chisom vincentia

    Living without giving is an error.All thanks to our role model auntie Edith .this is so inspiring….

    • Obong Phebe

      Only God knows the ways of man and where he has destined everyone of us to be. Destiny they say can only be delayed but not denied. Most especially in this story I Learnt that you don’t go about telling people every darm thing about yourself for your own safety.

  • Chioma Harmony

    This is a very inspiring story. It is always good to follow your thoughts and dreams. I hope to give such testimony after graduation. Aunty Edith,you’ve really touched lives, may God bless you. God bless you too Mr. Ebuka Obi

  • Edet Elijah

    One should know that in every thing we do in life, we should impact into people’s life and know when you leave the earth we know we’ve impacted into lives. We must know that we have to give back to the society.

  • Martins Kingsley Tobechi

    This is really touching and highly educative

  • EKWUEME VICTOR OBIORA

    This story is inspiring, a staff kid who is expected to be living a luxurious life and looking up to the success of his parent does not want to show off his family status and how rich his family is rather he, chukwu….ebuka obi focused on achieving his own greater height of life.

  • Okwor Donald

    Very cool from him and his members. These days our society is brooding more and more people living in poverty. I am glad he is solving some part of it. God grace, we will join him in need to eradicate poverty totally from our society. Kudos ma

  • Mr Ebuka Obi, I really learnt from this story, thanks Aunt Edith for sharing this story. Mr Ebuka, thanks for helping the orphans out there who have no one else but God.

  • Ugwuanyi Cyprian Fulton Tochi

    “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys” (Luke 12:33).
    We ought to learn from our bro, Ebuka Obi, who have the compassionate heart of helping the poor, the orphans and the needy. We should learn from him the positive usage of social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. We ought to use them positively so that people can benefit from them through us. Thanks to God for the gift of Ebuka Obi who was inspired and modeled by Ms Edith Ohaja.
    May God Almighty reward you all after this sojourn on earth with his kingdom in heaven…… Amen

  • Ngwoke Peter Chinaza

    We owe our society many things and nor matter where we are coming from we always have to remember that we have a role to play in the society we are coming from, and if we did not try to achieve that, God must surely ask us question about that, Ebuka you really inspired me and I will always work hard for a greater height.

  • Ezike winifred udochukwu

    I really love reading stories of people who start small and with confidence make it big ,,,av been part of those group of people that want to do something good n recognized in the society but d fear of being laughed at or ”’yabbed”’ as many students would call it made me dismiss the idea..this story has really ignited the fire back.kudos!!

  • I am inspired by this story. Thanks for sharing this, Ebuka

  • Wooo .this is awesome….Ebuka I like your motive and inspiration about life

  • NnOROM WISDOM

    Wow! a PR officer and an essayist, also runnign a charity organization. it seems he has really come a long way considering where he started. That’s just my prayer for myself and my friends, for us all to have opportunities to excel.

  • Carry on the good work brother. I hope to achieve my own goals and contribute in making the world a better place

  • Enwerem Beatrice

    I have always thought i had nothing to give, but this piece has helped me realize that nothing is too small. very informative. i feel tasked now to do better.

  • Awaka vivian

    May God bless you as you try to bless lives, Sir. I actually have a vision of owning an orphanage or starting up something for orphans in the nearest future, and I pray God keeps me and makes this possible.

  • Ewa ifeoma

    Wow! This story has inspired me to continue working hard. Just because you started small doesn’t mean you will remain small. I have been encouraged. Thank you very much MA.

  • Okechukwu Obiora

    Mr Ebuka has really impacted in the lives of those that can’t provide for themselves. His life is something we all can copy. We should all learn to reach out to those that find it hard to eat a single meal in a day, cloth themselves and provide shelter for themselves. Thank you, ma, for this post.

  • Ogbodo Hope Chizobo

    This is a very inspirational story and I pray that God almighty will bless and replenish you for helping the less privileged people in the society. Thank you ma for sharing this story with us may God continue to bless you

  • Eze Bethrand Chinemerem

    Many of us wait for great things to come before taking advantage of it… But from Ebuka I have learnt that even a small gathering can be big tomorrow, many of us misuse social media platforms instead of using it to help each other…. Ebuka had his vision and pursued it gradually, I have learnt to also develop a vision and work towards it

  • Ochei Anthony Arinze

    Ebuka you have a good vision and ambition. I pray that God will grant you the strength and wealth, so you can continue your good work of helping d poor masses

  • Chigbu Pamela Chinwoke

    Ebuka did such a good work by helping the less privileged in orphanages. We Christians should be able to learn from his ways because as we do this God will replenish our purses

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    Follow your passion, keep pushing further and in due time, the sky will be your limit. Hardwork pays.

  • joyce

    God bless you ebuka for helping the orphans,I pray God helps us keep our dream alive, and thank you for sharing your story with us.

  • Steve Emmanuel

    As far as a dream can be conceived, it can be fulfilled. As far as determination is applied, success is inevitable. Kudos to you Ebuka Obi for this insightful piece. It is always refreshing to find people wiling to take advantage of life’s many wonderful opportunities.

  • Alex

    This story is very inspiring to everyone out there, as we all know all fingers are not equal. We should give and help the needy because no one knows tomorrow

  • Stephens Chinecherem Grace

    Having a heart of gold is not enough, but expressing the content of your heart through your actions is. Ebuka’s story is an interesting and inspiring one. I pray that God will reward his deeds of charity immensely.

  • Agbo Onyekachi Obumneme

    This is good and I say more grace to your elbow. Don’t give up.God bless you.

  • balogun oseyemi kikelomo

    I thank God for your life, bro. This story will forever serve as a source of inspiration to lions in the den, especially those in the Jacksonite family. God bless you!

  • Time management. I finally get it, its not staying away that makes you to pass or indulgence that make you fail, it is not being able to manage your time that causes failure.
    Thank you Aunty Edith

  • ibekwe vincent C.

    Kudos to you. I think u deserve some accolades. Good living is all about touching your fellow individual in a positive way. God bless you dear, A super jacksonite turned a HUMANITARIAN

  • Nnaukwu Emeka John

    Wow! This piece is very emotional. I am deeply inspired to do the work of charity beyond boundaries. God bless you ma for this wonderful post.

  • Chinalurum mbaegbu

    No matter how stagnant things may seem at the begining, dreams still remain achievable. This reminds me od pat utomi’s words ” if you can dream it, you can do it”
    This is inspiration!

  • Abaraonye Chidinma B

    There are really people who need our help. Though we might not give them all they need, but the little we give mean much. We should not wait to be big before we start, let’s bring out the little we have make others smile .
    I am really impressed because I’ve had it in mind to be part of this, all I need now is to make a move.#It takes bravery to start#

  • Anekwe Paschaline

    A lot of people have a lot of things to offer the world but they misuse the resources given to them. Great work and God bless you

  • Ekwuagana Fabian Ikechukwu

    Only God can reward you beloved, keep doing good, his blessings will not depart your home.

  • Obeto Clinton

    This is a lesson to the youth that they can spend their time worthwhile in doing productive things and helping the less privileged in the society and when doing this we should consider God and do it with all your heart.

  • What an inspirational and wonderful story!!! May d Gud Lord continue to bless u Ebuka as u work in his vineyard….. When we work hard sky is our limit…. Hard work pays

  • I really enjoyed this story especially when the name of our dear Aunty Edith was mentioned. That got me smiling. Back to the story, I just want to thank God for the life of Ebuka Obi for using him to reach out to many. I pray that the good lord will continue to bless bless and give him increment in every areas of his life. Amen.

  • Victor Ogbuagu C.

    This shows that dreams can still turn to reality and goals can be achieved. Ebuka obi i really love your perspective in the pursuit of life. I call us #DreamChasers and one day my story will be written IJN, Amen.

  • CHUKWU MICHAEL

    God has really shown his awesomeness through his son.he never sleep nor slumber neither does he forget his children.We the youth of this generation should rise up and impact,affect and influence life positively in this buharinomic regime

  • Okoli Ezinne Juliet

    Wow.
    You are richly blessed for this good work you are doing in our society. I pray that God will replenish your pocket.

  • Ellanora

    Focus and determination makes our dreams come true. Mr Ebuka never showed his rich background but had a goal of achieving something great . Focus and determination is all we need.

  • Henry onyeka

    School is not about books and books and books. We should at least engage in some activities that can enhance our skills who knows we can be another Ebuka obi in this hard times. We should also remember to put God in everything we do and help the needy in whatever way we can.

  • Nwanze Josephine Chidera

    This is really inspiring. He never had interest in politics but became a fish in the ocean of politics. He wanted to be social but became socialized more than expected. He graduated to become a benefactor and has blessed many lives. I think as youth we should learn from this testimony and also build our future. Because we never know what is deposited in us until we put it into practice. And it only through God that we realize our purpose and it in Him that we can live it out.

  • Venessa Stephen

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. The superjacksonite never thought he would achieve a lot.He said ,he never wanted to be in student politics but later found himself there.
    Truly, we never can tell what life has in store for us.

  • that’s one thing in life if God created you? its for a reason and always be grateful where ever you find yourself just like our brother here whom didn’t get the course he applied for instead he was given mass communication but little did he know that God had something else in store for him.praise be to God at least he made it and i also pray so for me and my fellow young Jacksonite.

  • Chidebe uchechukwu cyprain

    actually ebuka’s story is really an inspiring one. One important thing I learnt is that determination is the only key to success. If you set a goal work towards it and it will turn to success.

  • Okonkwo Goodness chiamaka

    This is an inspiring story it’s the same thing with me,through out my growing up as a child have always wanted to be a lawyer but here am i as a communicator one thing i know for certainty is that wherever you find yourself try and work hard to make the best out of it because i strongly believe in the saying A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step

  • Enobong Daniel

    Mr Ebuka’s story is truly an inspiration to me specifically. He had a dream and what drove him to his accomplishments is the determination to succeed. This is really an insight to we the Youths, dream big and live it, take advantage of life’s opportunities no matter how little it may seem. Kudos sir.

  • Ndujihe clifford chiebuka

    This is a life i feel is well fulfilled, as this is nonfictional it is as well inspirational, his story in the den has encouraged me to read and study more.

  • Ukwuani Ogechukwu Cynthia

    A thousand miles journey begins with a step. We should begin at an early stage/lay foundation of what we want to do in life.

  • Amaugo Stephanie Chidinma

    Quite inspiring and enriching…He allowed God use him do good. I love the way he balanced his political, social and academic life. His benevolence is impressive and God will reward him. The seed he sowed while he was in university will keep growing.

  • The result of hard work is success most time we wish for things but God gives us what we need not what we want .Ebuka is a livivng testimony,this story shows that only with God can we fulfill our purpose on earth.

  • No wonder the university is called “Mahadum”, which means “to know all”. It is good to pass through a university and also to allow the university to pass through you just like Ebuka. No knowledge is a waste.

  • Ngene Bob Charles

    Wow!

    Refreshingly inspiring and a beacon of light to youths especially Nigerian youths. Ebuka’s story is one with a difference

  • Udosen Agnes

    When we follow our passion it leads us to our final destination. A good life style worthy of emulation. i learnt a lot thanks for sharing

  • Egenti Blossom Mmesoma

    Give and it shall be given unto you.
    It’s a nice thing to give to the less privileged.And it warms my heart that there are still nice people out there who use thier money for a better purpose.

  • “If you can dream it, you can achieve it”. The best life to lead is that where others are blessed to have come across people like us.

    I must say I am motivated by this story. What is more striking is that he seemed to have it all. Honestly, rich people can hardly ralate with the suffering poor people go through except they have once been through that road.

    Thumbs up to you man. You have reawakened a certain desire in me.

  • Ugwuja Deborah Tochukwu

    Its awesome how he called and people responded. We-care Borders Foundation is an awe-inspiring Foundation. There are people who do not have clothes to wear yet my roomates and I use our old clothes for rain. My perspective has really been changed.

  • Sophia okonkwo

    Givers never lack…….God will keep enriching you Mr Ebuka ….Nice piece Aunty Edith….you have touched many lives

  • Epuechi Chinwendu Almira

    Our energy should be geared towards something productive and life changing. Even if we try the first time and it doesn’t work out, we shouldn’t quit but keep trying because we get corrections from our mistakes. Ebuka obi’s experience is a great inspiration and motivation!

  • Ajibe Chinonye

    l think this post did a good job in explaining the saying”study to show your self approved”.Also I also loved the fact he was able to balance the extracurricular activity with his studies,for me that’s what actually makes him a super-jacksonites!

  • ASOGWA CHIBUZOR HENRY

    A hard-working and zealous creature.You have proved and defied all odds and doubts that Nigerian youths are not lazy. With someone of your kind in government, the world would be a great place for people with potentials.

  • ONUOHA PROSPER

    You have proven to be a true lion.he takes care of others.God will take care of you and protect you

  • This is very motivational and also it pun points that we didn’t come to school just to get the certificate and get out but to also meet people that would help grow our talents. Like it was mentioned in the piece that he learnt a couple of things from Ms Edith Ohaja.

  • CHINEGWU OBINNA GODSWILL

    A fellow of charisma,hard work and goodness.God will never see any harm come to you. just as you have fend for others you do it for God.

  • This shows that indeed that any dream is achievable no matter how big it is ..and the den is a help for us to archive that dream

  • Sugbaza Benjamin victor

    This reminds of the words of my dad: “he who has no dreams takes anywhere as his final destination”. This piece has has proven that when we put thoughts to work, the sky will be our starting point.

  • Godwin Grace Chinyere

    If there’s anything I love about this story, its the progression the events took, from small to big. I’ve learnt to never look down on the days of little beginnings. They are the threshing floors on which characters are built. Keep up the good work!

  • Achugwo Larissa

    What Ebuka is doing is truly remarkable! I stayed home for a year before getting admitted into university. During this period,I read a lot and most of my views towards life changed. I wanted to help improve the reading culture in Nigeria through establishing libraries even in the most remote places (with help of course), revitalizing the old ones, and reviving the thirst for knowledge in the youth. Some courses and a few exams later, I pushed this dream to the back seat but this post has renewed my dream and has shown me you can never be too busy. Despite engagement in school politics and all, He was able make good grades and create something worthwhile. Truly encouraging.

  • Maduabuchi ebube precious

    Education and hard work is so good just like ebuka although he was in school it did not limit him for improving on his talent

  • Onyekachi confidence chimamaka

    Its good to put your dreams into action . this is inspiring continue with your good work and never relent

  • Ugwoke Somto Promise

    That’s a really nice and inspiring story from our super jacksonite ebuka. It is really good to offer a helping hand to the society and what makes me appreciate him the more is the fact that he does this without clamoring for anything in return. I love this story and I feel inspired by it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Obikeguna ebele

    This story is an inspiration for people with big dreams and also shows how the positive usage of social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc can be beneficial…bless you ma for sharing his story

  • Ezema Maryjane

    Oh my God,I need to possess an establishment that helps individuals who have something they need to do with the start-up finance (capital).
    May God favor Ebuka Obi. Nigeria needs more individuals like him eliminate destitution and improve lives

  • EZEHA JUDITH

    This is an exceptionally motivating story.. I want to give such testimony after graduation. I want to touch the life of people..God help me!!!

  • Maryrose Ugwu

    Amazing! May God favor you as you attempt to favor lives,
    This story has propelled me to keep buckling down. Because you began little doesn’t mean you will stay little. I have been motivated. Much thanks MA.

  • Dominion Eze

    This story is motivating, We should learn from our brother, Ebuka Obi, who have the humane heart of helping poor people, the poor and the penniless. We owe our general public numerous things and nor matter where we are coming from…Ebuka you have extremely motivated me to help others

  • Dennis Lydia Ekperechukwu

    This is a good story.In fact every student has to Read this, so that he will learn from Ebuka. There are two important things I learned from his story:one is determination and two is time management. I pray that God will give him the grace to continue his charity work.

  • Cynthia Ugwuoke

    This post is quite motivational …I’ve always believed that once you put in work,the results would show up in just a matter of time

  • Edwin ijeoma vivian

    Am really inspired by this post.
    I should really make a move towards achieving my dreams.

  • Atijegbe Faith Onaefe

    wow! We thank God for people like eduka that are helping the helpless scartterd all over the country ?. May his story continue to inspire others

  • Madubuchi ebube precious

    What a wonderful story. It really touched,determination is the key to success. With this story we have to be determined in life and use our time judiciously .

  • Anulika Iwoba

    How kind of Ebuka to channel his resources toward the noble act of making life worth living to those in dire need!
    And he didn’t study social works!
    At leate, that comes closest to what he practices.
    In the story, the manner in which the writer presents the personality of the subject, speaks of humility which is a factor lacking in most adolescents from wealthy homes.
    Sad reality though.
    Well done Obi Ebuka.
    More powers to your elbow!

  • Okibe Mercy Odinaka

    The joy of living is when people around you are blessed by you, seeing other people smile should be a concern to everyone. I pray that God will bless Ebuka Obi for his kind works.

  • I love it when people help the needy, it attracts a whole lot of blessings, I aspire to go into that aspect someday

  • This is so lovely. It’s nice to see some one who wants to leave a positive mark on this world and Mr ebuka does justice to that. Thank you for this post ma. You have inspired me yet again

  • Ezeibe chiamaka

    Thank God for people like Ebuka obi, who cares for the needy. The world needs people like him thank you Ma for sharing this story, it inspired me.

  • Igboamalu oluchukwu vivian

    It is always good to work towards acheiving your goals in life there is nothing like self determinatoin and hardwork we always have to strive towards acheiving set goals and be positive in helping and enriching lives……

  • Ozukwe Mirian chisom

    To Mr Ebuka Obi, your story is inspiring. More grace to your elbow. You are of a rare breed in the jacksonite. And to my lecturer, mummy, mentor and role model, I say more health to you. Thank you very much ma for leading us to the right part through your wonderful write-ups and piece.

  • Eze Blessing Ada

    I remember last vals day when i went to the orphanage home,throughout that period i received tremendous blessings from God. When we help the needy there is always a blessing for us. This post is really inspirational, we need lots of people like Ebuka in this present day society.

  • Ogbuagu chinenye

    It is one thing to have and another to share…not everyone has the mind to focus on the less privileged but Ebuka Obi is an inspiration. I love the fact that I get to read stories of people who came out of places I am now. Inspiring!

  • Nnodim Queeneth

    One of the greatest abilities students should possess is time management. Being able to manage our time as a student helps a lot as we would know when to do certain things and when not to do such. Mr Ebuka really was able to manage his time on campus despite of the stress. God bless you richly Ebuka for what you are doing in the lives of the less privileged. Pray that he would sustain you

  • Andeshi Monica

    its really nice how Ebuka has found fulfillment in catering for the needy in the society, this are the kind of people that motivate the youths to believe in themselves and discover their purpose, he discovered his, so we too can discover ours. tank you Ma for sharing this inspiring story with us.

  • Nkwocha chibueze innocent

    Indeed sir you are doing a very great work God bless you and your team more power to your elbow

  • Thanks to Ebuka, He is such a kind hearted person that makes sure he helps out those in needy. If everyone is so kind hearted like this man, am sure that everyone will make heaven

  • Egenti chidimma Jennifer

    Wow.. Giving back to the society in form of charity is a welcome development..

  • Nnamani Ruth nnenna

    A very interesting story. Helping the less privileged is something I hope to accomplish. Little alms we give to the blind and poor can also be a charity work

  • Onyia Queendalene Ngozi

    This story is a motivational one, I’m really impressed and touched for the fact that he gave to people, even when he didn’t have enough for himself. I pray God makes me better than he was. Amen!

  • Gods will

    Congratulations, this is awesome, God is your strength, carry on,your favor is timeless,those kids prayer will continue smoothing your way

  • Amuzie Chioma Esther

    This story all leads to a saying “go through the school and let the school ho through you” No man is an island as long as a student us concerned he must associate with people because you may not know where your help will come from.

  • Woow…you were indeed born to be great. May the good Lord continue to bless you with more wisdom to continue sowing in His vineyard

  • Collins kelechi

    Look at how they decided to make a difference in the society through giving. Many of us have ideas of how to help the society. For those who do, I pray we actualise them.

  • Chigbo Victor Ebuka

    Well-done. Am impressed by your big heart. God will reward you immensely

  • Chidera Emmanuella

    Ebuka Obi, you are living your dream,doing the work of God and impacting lives positively. Grace upon us so that we can do the same when we graduate…continue the good work

  • I am really inspired, it is good we know our purpose in life on time so as to start working on them. Mr. Ebuka Obi God bless you for giving hope to the hopeless, putting simile in people’s face and faith to the faithless. Please continue with your good work. God bless you and your team. Thank you Edith Ohaja, God sent.

  • Chibuike Udeh

    This is very motivatational… Ebuka is really touching lives… I want to be like this.. God help me

  • That why they say the reward of hard work is success. Ebuka obi was really determined to help by giving alms . Very inspiring! Thank you aunty Edith for being of great help to we your student or children rather…may God continue to bless and keep you ma.

  • UMAR GIDEON GONI

    A life characterized by hard work,perseverance,diligence,drive,determination and zeal.surely he deserve and merit all. we the youthful generation should emulate him.

  • Out things I love doing, Charity is the best. I strive to help people with my reach. I pray in future I will be able to reach out to millions of people….Amen

    Thank you Aunty Edith,.. Your blog deserves awards!!!!

  • Ojukwu Mmesoma Favour

    I want to say a big thank you for helping out the orphans out there, in this life, you have to live your life with God. Because with God all things are possible.

  • Chibuzor Marvelous

    Great work ma,this is truly a son of the soil.A devoted and benevolent fellow.Giving and helping you are serving Humanity and showing to the world,you are a worthy disciple and humanitarian.one worthy of character and Godliness.

  • Opara Oluchi Dorathy

    What an inspiring story. We don’t need to be big before making a difference, we can start from the little we have because it might turn someones life around for good.

  • This is so wonderful; the culture of reaching out to the less priviledged should be imbibed by all. keep up the good work Mr Obi

  • Daniel

    I can’t believe it took me this long to read this message as I’ve received it a while ago, God bless you sir Ebuka,
    thanks ma for reminding me what matters most in life,which is making a positive impact in the lives of others,
    I want to do more, I will do more.. compliments of the season ma

  • Michael Ebuka Ogidi

    Am deeply touched by this particular write up. Seriously, if u know what it means to touch a life, you will not rest a day without touching a life. Kudos to you, Mr.Ebuka Obi

  • Euphemia Nwele

    Its encouraging to see that you went beyound your field to actually impact lives ?
    Breaking shackles and putting smiles on faces
    Stepping with no limitations and conquering
    Am motivated by this
    God bless you

  • Isaac Nwanneka Oyiridiya

    Jacksonites are all making waves everywhere. Doing a charity work in this Nigeria is something to commend and applaud for. God bless u sit. Keep up d good work

  • Nnamani Oluoma Esther

    We grow by making others grow. I don’t think we have really lived life if we don’t impact on someone else’s life. Ebuka Obi has done a wonderful and significant thing in this world that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. There is a lot more to life than just living to satisfy yourself. I have been greatly inspired by this young man and would put his work to practice.

  • Oma

    We should live to make an impact on others , those that dream are the ones that work to achieve such dream also the friends we keep can make or mar our future.
    Ebuka is sorrounded by like minded friends thats why when he brought up the idea of visitation most people opted in.
    I have a lot of things in my head to do but where to start is a puzzle, but with this motivation , am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • egbo Rita Somtochukwu

    We should help people in any little way we can. We grow by growing others into achieving purpose. As seen in the life of Ebuka Obi, his humanitarian spirit is what we should adopt as Christans who adhere to Christ’s word.

  • ologhofor sampson

    Wow!!! Well done sir, you’ve really done well in reaching out to many lives. I must also say you are very privileged to meet her, she’s indeed a mother to so many… God bless you ma.

  • Levi Ifeanyi

    The action of this man is what we need most in our society today. People who are industrious and can move motions of good things for others to follow. Truly, Ebuka’s life is a good definition of time management.

  • Iroegbu Chinatu Amara

    I love this post… It drives home the saying, “never forget the days of your little beginning” The way he traced his roots were exceptional. He wanted to live a triangular life but God had a better plan for him. Keep up the good work sir.

  • ifunaya chukwuemeka

    Love is everything, it’s a big lesson for all of us, not just to be happy for him but ascribe to do and be like Him(God) God bless you sir ,thank you Ma ,as if you know that this is what we need in this country today..

  • Adonu Ifeanyichukwu B

    Super Jacksonite living up to the great lions and lioness slogan! More strength, courage and insight to propel the WE CARE FOUNDATION to it heights Ebuka. I have been inspired by your story especially how you managed your life as a lecturers’ child in school. It’s not an easy thing to do. Thanks for sharing your story here.

  • ErnestValentine

    This is what a country like Nigeria needs. The habit of selflesly making live better for others should be cultivated by young Nigerians for the future of our dear country.

  • Bryan Casey

    This is a nice story that’s why you have to always keep a standard while in school and you shall be remembered for it no matter the position you are in ….. My lesson from this is always to keep my head up and do good to everyone …Amen

  • Okonkwo Goodness Chiamaka

    Selflessness is a very good virtue one needs to attain. You grow by helping people in anyway you can. Ebuka obi has done a significant thing by putting smiles on people’s face. We should try and give someone’s life a meaning every single day. True and inspiring story!

  • Bessong Faith Ada

    You grow by helping people in one way or the other. Obi Ebuka has done a significant thing by putting smiles on the faces of many. I urge us all to always extend a helping hand to many irrespective of how little.

  • Thomas Rebecca Ina

    Contributing to the society is good business, More grace super lion. I’m glad you’re living your dreams and all others that are yet to manifest shall surely come.
    I’m truly inspired.
    God bless you more.

  • Kooyon Abigail A

    Our goals can be achieved collectively with the right people. .
    God keep blessing you abundantly Mr Ebuka. And as we tap from your cup of success, so shall we also multiply.

  • Odeh faith elakeche

    Having a particular goal you want to achieve in Life is a step closer to your destiny and also time management is another factor. Just like Mr Ebuka Inspiring I feel Knowing fully why you are in school with your 100percent zeal to achieve success nothing can pull down your flag of success!!!

  • Agwu Tochukwu Frank

    Mr. Ebuka Oby’s story is really inspiring.
    Putting smiles in someone’s face is one of our purposes in life.
    May God give us the mind to assist people within our reach in Jesus name.
    God bless you MA for your good works.

  • Agugbua chisom

    This is a really inspiring story. This life in the den is an inspiration to all. Whatever we feel in school or no matter how we feel we cannot make it, we should always remember that where there is a will there is a way.

  • I am proud to be a part of the Jacksonite family. This story is really inspiring and it is the exact motivation I was looking for. Mr Ebuka may you continue to soar. There is nothing more inspiring than someone who lives to impact his society. More Grace Sir.

  • Urama Emmanuel

    Mr Ebuka has really impacted in the lives of those that can’t provide for themselves. His life is something we all can copy. We should all learn to reach out to those that find it hard to eat a single meal in a day, cloth themselves and provide shelter for themselves. Thank you, ma, for this post.

  • Ugwuda mathew

    Mr Ebuka, as i read through your story, i was inspired to do more. God bless you for this.

  • Am inspired by this ma, giving back after what have been received is the greatest. Have learnt a lot of things from this blog

  • Michael onyedinma

    It is not easy to start a charity organization and sustain it ,I engaged in such movement before but I wasn’t able to continue because of the many sacrifice involved therein. I pray that GOd strengthens you and enable me to endure sacrifices to be truly charitable for his glory.

  • Edeh Chinaza Jennifer

    Wow! Mr. Ebuka’s story is one that is purposeful and characterised with so much optimism and clarity of vision, not forgetting the observance and caring ability he and his 30 classmates had towards humanitarian service. It is a very wonderful adventure to embark on, and I pray that all who have same need, plan and/or fire burning in them in these aspects to really not wait until they reach stardom. Like Ebuka started in school, others can start anywhere.

  • Abaraonye, Chidinma Blessing

    A very inspiring story of a man with a vision. Vison drives us to achieving greater heights. It’s my desire and dream that I impact positively in my generation. Thank you ma for this.

  • Dike Gerald

    His ability to balance the charitable works, academic activities and other roles is quite an inspiration. The reward of good works already awaits him for he does all unto God. I like his determination and kindness and wish also to always be charitable.

  • Mirian Ndawe

    Wow, what an inspiring testimony, givers never lack indeed. His good deeds were indeed rewarded with academic prowess.

  • Sophia

    Wow, what a success story, I know is not simply as is seems. But if you can reach this far… By his grace we will too.. God bless you for giving back to the less priveliaged, there is a saying a giver never lacks.. Pray you find sponsors to help you grow this movement.. God bless. Thanks for sharing Aunty Edith

  • Nwosu chinwendu favour

    we read people’s success stories not just for fun but because it helps to redirect our life, to inspire and motivate us to push further knowing that there are people who has encountered different obstacles on their way but still got a way to manoeuvre them. Thank u ma’am for enriching our lives with stories like this

  • Onovoh Adaeze Jennifer

    I tap into that annointing that makes you soar. With great Alumnis like you, I’m proud to be a Jacksonite.

  • Ezeh Blessing

    We Care Without Borders… I imagine it won’t be easy at first: balancing his academic with charity works. Nonetheless, nothing good comes easy. That is why perseverance is a vital possession for those willing to succeed.

  • Ugwoke Benedeth

    Success doesn’t come easily, it requires determination and focus.
    Thank you Ma, for sharing his success story.
    It motivated me to work even more harder to achieve my dreams and I pray that by God’s grace I will get there.

  • Ochekwu Caroline Ene

    This is a motivational story, I mean as an undergraduate Ebuka Obi was already reaching out to those in need,people like this are really hard to find these days. May God bless him where ever he is today.

  • Ndieze Kelechi

    God bless your efforts at working toward making our society a better place. I believe that with more like you, we will have a saner society where everyone is his brother’s keeper!

  • Constance

    I do have a humanitarian vision I wish to actualise and that alone have me forging ahead no matter what.
    Ebuka’s story is an encouragement to me and others out their who wish to give back to the society in future.

  • Nwatu Vera Chisom

    This piece is very motivational, and I also love the name of his foundation “we care without borders” . I strongly hold the belief that charity is really a channel we can use to attract God’s blessings and Ebuka’s success story so far is pure evidence.

  • Abiayi Ifeonuchukwu

    Hmmmm……… I love the fact that we can always find inspiring life stories that bless the hearts of the readers.
    This story is indeed one of them. I have learnt that there can always be a balance between academic activities and other things.

  • Adebanjo Adenike Rebecca

    A good way to touch the heart of God is through humanitarian work- feeding the poor, beyond a place. This is so inspiring.

  • Kelly Anwulika Bernice

    What an inspiring story, especially for us in the den……….wat really caught my attention is his reading time in his school days,is takes discipline and determination.

  • What am amazing lifestory. Is good to help people in any way or the other we can.

  • Chibuife Isaac Chukwuebuka

    Thanks ma’am for motivating me with this story. It motivates me to use the little I have to help the indisposed whichever way possible. I love the way Ebuka was able to balance academic life with church activities. It inspires me.

  • Okeke Obinna Clinton

    Balancing school life with church is not really easy and I really commend Ebuka, there’s always benefits of helping people even with the little you have,
    Thanks ma for the great motivation

  • Sambo Deborah Friday

    This really motivational ???. God bless We-Care Without Borders Foundation and God bless Mr. Ebuka Obi ???

  • Eze Nelson Emeka

    Nice meeting you sir,have the same vision burning inside of me and I pray for financial and spiritual backing from God.

  • John Adoyi

    Posts like this, always make me feel great. With men like Ebuka, I believe the world would be a better place.

  • Udop Reyner Ivor

    Mr. Ebuka Obi’s success story is really touching. The ending of the story tells me that dreams are so much achievable if only one is focused.

  • Nwoke uchenna

    Its not bed of roses here at the den.
    Posts like this motivates us to become better.

  • Olusola Esther

    Wow!! This is impressive!.. Alot of people who entered the den didn’t come back with sole purpose of their intentions.. but all thanks to God for seeing you through all these years… I tap from your grace, Amen!!!

  • This is awesome.The story is inspiring, I hope I will one day have a story of my own.

  • Onoh Chinenye

    Diving into Ebuka’s story through the den was comforting because in his own way, he was telling us that he understood us and all we are facing and that we are not alone. I thank God for you, and I pray that as you go about alleviating people’s suffering, may all your desires and needs be catered for by God.

  • Makwe Covenant Nkiruka

    Always sow a seed of love and kindness to others, when you have the opportunity
    I’m really impressed by the great feats achieved by this organization.Reaching out to people,when you’re in position to do that,is quite commendable. I really applaud Ebuka’s commitment in touching and blessing lives. He’s really an icon,to emulate.

  • A nice way to touch the heart of God is through humanitarian work- feeding the poor, beyond a place. This is so inspiring I just love the guy and his commitment

  • Chukwuma Ifeanyi Williams

    Ebuka’s story is very good, he had a clear plan for his life and followed it purposefully.

  • Dennis Lovelyn Chisom

    I agree with you Aunty Edith is a very nice and beautiful woman, and I hope one day I will have my own story.

  • Odey-Oko Victor

    This is the kind of people i try my possible best to emulate. A lot of staff children nowadays do the opposite, they can even go as afar as blackmailing you because of the fact that they are staff children. I pray they learn from this story of Ebuka and his down to earth personality.

  • Williams Blessing Ngozi

    It is really good to be able to reach out to other people’s lives and lend a helping hand. I pray that God will also see us through to achieve our dreams in life.
    Thank you,ma for this write up.

  • Akpan Sarah Precious

    Wow, I’m really inspired.
    Kudos to you Mr. Ebuka, surely your work won’t be in vain.

  • Mecha Favour

    I admire people that go out of their way to help the less privileged in the society. I wish to become someone who helps the poor too. Keep up the good work sir.

  • Chukwu Joy Chioma

    I specifically like this post, I think because of his school days and how relatable it is. The idea of charity was very nice. Giving will forever be inspiring.

  • Aroh Anthonia Ifeoma

    This is definitely a clear definition of passing through school and school passing through you, every other one is… Students should really make out time for extra curricular activities that are helpful not just to themselves alone but also the public.

  • Nwawulu Arinze

    The story is really inspiring. I know that everybody has a purpose. He found his early and he is living his destiny.

  • Uyanna chibuike

    Life in the den ain’t easy, it’s even harder when it comes to balancing your social life and your academic life. That’s why reading about Ebuka has really inspired me not only on the balancing aspect but also to help people not matter how little it is

  • Ibaro Harrison Chidalu

    This story underscores the importance of prioritization and compartmentalization.
    Ebuka has proven that it is possible. Thanks so much!

  • Eze Goodness Mmesoma

    His kind is hard to find ,and he is wardy of emulation .He should keep it up God will bless him thank you ma.

  • Onwudiwe rita oluebube

    It is one thing to be a student and also another thing to be able to manage your time very well. You did that so well and I am inspired. As God is using you to bless those children and also the needy, may he continue to uplift you and your organisation…..amen. thank you for sharing

  • Reading about people’s lives on your blog is really inspiring me to do more in my life …. ma’am your blog is so modest; religious and Life changing. I love the fact that Ebuka Obi is a humble Man.

  • UFOH CHIDIEBERE STEPHANIE

    God has really favoured you with success dear. May we all struggling with one thing or the other find favours too. Amen.

  • Maureen

    This is awesome. God bless you, Ebuka Obi. As you continue to cloth the naked and feed the hungry, God’s unceasing blessings and favour will forever dwell with you abundantly. Amen

  • Ikechukwu Fountain Chidera

    Seeing post from former LIONS,gives me hope for survival and winning.

  • God bless you ebuka obi, humanitarian actions / services only takes God’s grace and discipline, may God enlarge your coast

  • Ugwu comfort

    It’s really a pleasure reading this post. Ebuka obi you have impacted so much on me through this post. It inspired me to crave more in your work especially your good mind set of We-care foundation keep it up it a good deed i must confess.

  • Ugwu Somtochukwu

    Indeed, Mr Ebuka Obi’s story is that of motivation. May God continue to bless Him. Thank you Ma for sharing.

  • Ekenworah Chidinma

    Waw!! What an inspiring and a motivational story from Mr. Ebuka obi, even as an undergraduate he has the zeal to help the less privileged, I must confess these type of persons are rare gem,may God keep sustaining you and your members, Amen
    Ma this your platform is life changing indeed, thank you for your endless passion to raise leaders of tomorrow.

  • Adiele Onyedikachi

    His story is really inspiring, I love the fact that he used his popularity for good, thank God he took hold of that idea, he has made such a goof impact. I have actually been to that IDP camp in Abuja that was at the height of boko-haram attacks and I was so happy to have been able to help them

  • Ugwuanyi Charity

    God bless Ebuka Obi for helping and impacting In the lives of the less privileged.

  • Onyebuagu Onyinye Eleanor

    This is a lovely and encouraging story…Thank you for publishing this here Ma

  • OGBONNA THANKGOD OBIECHINA

    I am marvelled at how what started like a dream gradually escalated to make a great impact in the lives of people. Thanks to Ebuka Obi for this inspiring story

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