2023 was a special year for Lead Technology Development Engineer Sunday Chukwudi Okoro, as he returned to his home community, volunteering in two projects making a world of difference in his home county, Nsukka:
- STEM empowerment: A new IT lab for over 1000 students at the Federal Government Girls’ College in Lejja
- Water access: Solar-powered drinking water to over 1000 people in Opi Community
You can learn more about the projects in two videos at the bottom of this page
– I’ve been involved from the very beginning, drafting the application, aligning with Rector Cares and local stakeholders, and engaging my colleagues to help with system design and volunteering as virtual mentors for the STEM program, Sunday explains.
In October 2023, Sunday travelled home to Nigeria to oversee the commissioning of the two projects and gather feedback from the locals.
– Having spent my childhood with these people, their expressions of thanks, words of appreciation and prayers gave me great inspiration and a different insight into what making an impact means, he concludes.
Thanks to Sunday’s engagement, his friends and relatives no longer need to go long distances or spend expensively to purchase water.
You can learn more about the difference he has made in the videos below: