Consequent upon one of the resolutions of the 19th Annual Wakirike USA Convention held at Houston, Texas, USA from 24th-26th May, 2013, Wakirike Development Coalition (WDC) organised business round tables leading to a development summit. The issues discussed in a “problem-solution” perspective at the Summit and recommendations made were defined by the sub-themes.
The third phase of our Microfinance Programme held with disbursement of funds to the women beneficiaries. ₦3,050,000 was disbursed to women from Ele, Abuloma, Gream Ama, Ogoloma and Action & Outreach in Kirike. 8 ‘Champions’ from eight communities who had been most consistent with micro finance loan repayments as well as verifiable improvements.
Island Maternity has produced many Wakirike elite, delivered by experienced midwives. The initial plan of restoration was to focus only on the Maternity area but the scope has been widened to renovate an upgrade the Doctor’s Quarters, Doctors’ Office and the Medical Laboratory.
The Coalition has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of our people.
Advancement of Education
*To provide competitive and benevolent scholarships to sons and daughters of Wakirike Se at all levels of formal education. *To provide facilities for learning and an enabling environment for teachers and the taught. *To advance the education of members of the public (in any part of the world) in the knowledge and understanding of Wakirike people.
Advancement of Enterprise
*The provision of microfinance loans to stimulate enterprise. *The advancement of education, training or retraining, and providing unemployed people with work experience.
Promotion of Good Governance
Advancing re-orientation of the mind-set of the people of Kirike Se at all levels towards the principles of godliness, selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and service/people-oriented leadership.
Promotion of Ethnic and Racial Harmony
*Promoting knowledge and mutual understanding between different ethnic and racial groups; advancing education and raising awareness about different groups to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups; and working with the geographical neighbours of Kirike Se towards the elimination of conflict and promotion of peace and development.
Promotion of Infrastructural Development
*To harness the skills and expertise of the Wakirike people all over the world in improving the built environment and provision of public services in Kirike Se, with the objective of improving the quality of life of our people.
Promotion of networking among Wakirike-serving NGOs
*Improving communication between non-governmental organisations, building capacity and facilitating joint-working towards development of our communities.