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    • NaijaSubway started the discussion Honorable Of The Week (Nigeria) - Dr Tony Rapu

      September 4, 2020 at 9:20 AM

      NaijaSubway Honorable of the Week (Nigeria) – Doctor Tony Rapu

      Social Reformer. Change Advocate. Life Coach. – It takes a good heart to help, but it takes a strong spirit to uplift and reform others.

      Born in Kano state, Nigeria to T.D. Rapu and Maria Rapu on the 1st of January 1957.

      Tony Rapu, the only son and fourth of six children. His father, T.D. Rapu worked with the Nigerian Customs while his mother, Maria Rapu was a teacher.

      He attended King’s College Lagos in the 70’s for his secondary education, and in the 80’s he progressed with his tertiary education at the University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria where he graduated with a degree in Zoology and later studied Medicine.

      in 1986 – While working as a Medical Doctor at Eko Hospital, Lagos, Tony Rapu gave his life to Christ at a Friendship Bible Study meeting in the Ikoyi residence of his eldest sister, Mrs Bridget Itsueli.

      Shortly after his conversion as a Christian, he had an epiphany and, in a bid, to make sense of it, his sister introduced him to Pastor E.A. Adeboye (General Overseer of R.C.C.G), a Doctor of Mathematics-turned-preacher.

      Pastor Tony Rapu who is also a life coach and the senior pastor of House of Freedom church, had a vision to bring about developmental change to lives and communities by reaching out to different demographics through strategic interventions.

      He has developed inventive methods and solutions in tackling issues such as drug addiction, urban poverty, and community development.

      Pastor Tony Rapu, successful in reforming drug-addicted men and women off the stress and turned their lives around for better, he has made visitation to rural communities to provide them with food, money and, lead them to Christ.

      He undertakes this work in his role as Freedom Foundation’s Chairman Board of Trustees, setting up programs that strategically focuses on different transformative projects.

      The Genesis House – which is a residential rehabilitation program for girls and young women who were victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

      House of Refuge – which is a drug rehabilitation and resource center which caters specifically for the rehabilitation needs of drug and alcohol dependent persons.

      Bethesda Child Support Agency which mobilizes community resources with the assistance of partners to help children from impoverished backgrounds secure a better future through education.

      King Solomon’s Funds which provides empowerment programs to young men and women via career skills training, business and entrepreneurial development training, vocational skills training, counseling and mentoring.

      He is strategically uplifting young Nigerians to becoming a good steward of their gifts and opportunities.

      He deserves our recognition as the Honorable of the Week, and we are hopeful that he will be an inspiration to many and also a reference of good deeds.

    • NaijaSubway started the discussion NaijaSubway Honorable Of The Week.

      August 28, 2020 at 10:13 AM

      NaijaSubway Honorable of the Week (Diaspora) – Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu (DBE CBE FRCN FQNI PhD).

      Triumph. Inspirational. Epitome of Perseverance. – She fought and won, an inspiration to many, and a reference to the philosophy of life.

      The UK’s very first sickle cell and thalassemia nurse specialist.

      Born in Birmingham, West Midlands England in 1947. An Irish/Nigerian who takes pride in her heritage. In the year 1963 at age 16, a young Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu joined the NHS as a school Nurse Assistant in Wolverhampton, England.

      Inspired at an early age to pick up Nursing by a wonderful Nursing Nun who gracefully treated her childhood eczema whilst she was in care.

      Elizabeth significantly invested most of her life into her work as a Nurse, health expert, tutor, lecturer and currently an Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London, England.

      She also finds joy in working with the black and minority ethnic communities in London by promoting the values of black heritage. In her words “People from diverse cultures are not always valued and still sometimes just seen as problems”.

      In 1979 – she helped to establish in Brent, the first nurse-led UK Sickle & Thalassemia Screening and Counselling Centre.

      In 1988 – she was awarded a PhD from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL).

      Between 1990 and 1997 – she worked at the Institute of Child Health, UCL as a Lecturer then she became a Senior Lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling.

      She is an author of many books and a co-author with Professor Karl Atkin of the book “The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassemia” published in 2001 by the Open University Press.

      In November 2003 – Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu became the vice-chairperson of The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal when it was launched. Mary Seacole (pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War) statue was unveiled in the grounds of London’s St Thomas’ Hospital in June 2016.

      Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is now a Life Patron of the new charity, the Mary Seacole Trust.

      Following her retirement, she was awarded with emeritus professor of nursing at the University of West London.

      In 2010 – she was inducted into the Nursing Time Hall of fame for dedication to development of Nurse led services.

      23rd February 2017 – She became a Dame (When a woman is “Knighted” in England she is referred to as “Dame.)

      She is a champion of social justice, a leader and a living legend.

      It is our delight to pick her as our Honorable of the week and we hope her journey will inspire the generations to come.

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