It's pretty amazing how much we have been able to accomplish in so little time. Makes one giddy with excitement just to even think about what we can all achieve together when we set our minds to it.
Kudos to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for doing such a great job. EVerything is set and Project Inspire is on the move. All roads lead to Langtang. Let's go there!
We've got with us some amazing FLOGA-ites who will be making the trip to Langtang. Let's get them introduced shall we?
Biola was born on 13th December, 1970. She was one of the youngest in her set, 1986. While she was at Langtang, she was a member of the Hockey Team and Debate Society. Biola studied International Relations and politics at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, UK where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She lives in Lagos and is a seasoned educationist. She even runs her own school - Estaport Schools. Swimming and singing are some of her favorite passtimes. Biola leads FLOGA as her the National President. She is the head of the Project Inspire delegation.
Bliss is an indigene of Rivers state and she graduated from langtang in 1988. After Langtang, she went on to read Sociology as a first degree and M.sc. in Human Resource Management. Bliss is an entrepreneur and chief coordinator of ITDT (Initiative for Training and Development of Teenagers), an NGO targeted at teenagers.
During the event, Bliss will be speaking on the topic - SELF ESTEEM: IMPLICATIONS AND IMPACT.
She lives in Portharcourt with her husband and 3 lovely kids.
3. LADI GILLIAN AKPA (90)
Ladi is a jovial young woman always with a ready smile for everyone. She graduated in 1990 and attended Kaduna Polythecnic, Kaduna as well as the Nigerian College of Accountancy in Jos. She lives in Abuja and works with the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC)as a Unit Head in the Central Pay Office. Ladi is the current
4. FATI MURITALA-IBRAHIM (SANI, 91)
Born on the 4th of December in Jos, Plateau State. She attended F.G.G. C Langtang- Class of 1991, She was the Deputy Headgirl in her time and was a member of the Press club amongst other clubs. She has a B. Pharm degree from A.B.U. Zaria and an MPH from Walden University in the US.
She has previously worked as a Hospital and Community Pharmacist but currently works with the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) as the Associate Director, Strategic Information. IHVN is a not-for-profit organization providing prevention, care and treatment in the areas of HIV, TB and Malaria; the organization is also involved in research and capacity building.
She enjoys reading, listening to music and travelling; she does not play any sport but loves football and tennis and supports Arsenal FC and Rafa Nadal. She is highly motivated and proudly supports the Federal Langtang Old Girls Association (FLOGA), she is the current National Vice President and the Secretary General of the FCT Chapter of FLOGA.
During the event, Fati will be encouraging the girls to "STAY HUNGRY. STAY FOOLISH...In Steve Jobs words"
She is married with 3 children .
5. OGECHUKWU OKEKE (92)
Miss Ogechukwu Okeke, born 2nd July, 75 to the family of Late Mr ANC Okeke & Mrs Josephine Ebele Okeke from Anambra State Nigeria. She's a twin to Chika Okeke Obels (a FLOGA in diaspora living in UK). She started her educational pursuit from NVRI Staff school, Vom, through to Federal government girls college, Langtang. Then proceeded to University of Jos,Nigeria where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology Education. Presently, Oge is an Audit Senior in a firm of Chartered accountants in Jos (the home of peace and tourism). She is studying to be a professional Accountant. (ICAN). Fondly called Oge by every one has a cool and calm dispensation. She's fun loving & peaceful, can be your good friend & confidant. Loves music & sings in different choirs in Jos. She is inspired by a genuine & purposeful drive to succeed in life endeavour. She loves God.
6. NKECHI KWALMI (OKUGO, 91)
7. MARY JAMES AYOK (92)
Mary is the Interim President and Coordinator of the Kaduna Chapter of FLOGA. She graduated from Langtang in 1992 and studied Catering and Hotel Management at the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism. Mary is a Caterer and lives in Kaduna.
8. CHIJINDU ONYENKWERE (NWAGBARANTA, 93)
Chijindu is a Computer Science & Mathematics graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, in Rivers State of Nigeria. She also holds a Master of Information Technology for University of Lagos. She has professionally qualified as a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE); European Computer Driving Licensee (EDCL) at the Enfield College, Middlesex, UK; Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) and NIIT- vendor Approved Training Provider in e-Technology, Web Designing, java Programming, implementing and supporting Microsoft SQL Server. A member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) (in view).
She has had experiences in the banking sector with Afribank Nigeria PLC; information Technology sector with Eurocity support & ICW, both in London; legal sector with Christopher Roberts Solicitors, London, and the financial sector as a Mortgage Adviser with Millennium Support Services, also in London.
She worked with NigExchange. Com, Nigeria as Business Development Manager (BDM) before joining the services of Beco Petroleum Products Limited, Nigeria, where she doubles as the Head of Administration/ IT Support. She has a flair for charity work and has served as a volunteer in several charity and Non- Governmental/ Non- Faith Based Organizations both in the United Kingdom and Nigeria like the Blueprints of Hope Project (BHP), Nigeria.
9. NKIRUKA PEDRO-IYALLA (OHALE, 95)
Nkiruka graduated from Langtang in 1995 and studied Materials Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Owerri. She is in the process of acquiring her MBA at the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS).
She loves to read, travel to new places and meet new people. Nkiruka is married and works in Lagos as a Piping Engineer in the Energy Sector. Her passion for FLOGA shines through and she is proud to champion the FLOGA cause.
She will be speaking to the girls about the POWER OF DREAMS
10. ABSHE SANI (99)
11. GRACE GANGSON WANG (98)
12. JUDITH LAWAM (2002)
13. MANRE CHIRTAU (2002)
14. NANCY MAIGARI (2004)
15. FALILAT SHITTU (2009)
Miss Falilat shittu was born on the 16th of September 1992 in Bukuru Jos South LGA of Plateau State. She attended her primary education at RADIANT WAY PRIVATE SCHOOL BUKURU from 1994 to 2003, her secondary education at FGGC LANGTANG from 2003 to 2009. Afterwards furthered to study MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN at the famous federal College of medical Laboratory technology of NVRI VOM from 2010 to 2013.
She has worked with the university college hospital Ibadan as research assistant and lab personnel and is presently working with G.ROYAL HOSPITAL and MATERNITY as a group Manager. She is also the co-founder of physique pacifier aerobic and dance Academy NVRI Vom.
She is a born again child of God and has a strong passion for encouraging young Adult and teenagers like her in building up their God given talent which ever way possible.
ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
Most mannered staff of the year 2015 - G.ROYAL HOSPITAL and MATERNITY
Best break Dancer of the year – FGGC Langtang 2008/2009 set
Neatest student and health prefect - RADIANT WAY PRIVATE SCHOOL BUKURU
Falilat will be handling the fitness/aerobic session for staff and delegates at the event.
16. BINWANA GAZUWA
17. VANESSA KUSMOEN MUDA
It is a special event being organised by the FLOGA National EXCO under the leadership of our esteemed National President - Biola Awote (Osomo, 86).
At our last National Reunion in October, 2014, the Principal during her speech mentioned that one of the major problems she was facing was how to get the girls to concentrate on their books and study. Knowing that education is the best legacy, the EXCO began to work out a plan to do something to help. We decided that the girls needed Inspiration!
Langtang has graduated 32 sets of graduands since the first set left in 1983 and all around us we see and hear of FLOGA-ites doing great things. Women who have conquered their fears and dared to reach for their dreams and fulfil them. Women like you. We're located all over the world, armed with the skill sets and strength of character forged and developed with the walls of our Alma Mater. What better way to give back than to return to Langatang and let our younger sisters know that they too can succeed?
And so, Project Inspire was born!
It is a 2-day event that will attract FLOGA-ites from all over Nigeria and diaspora.
Date: 15th and 16th January, 2016
Venue: F.G.G.C Langtang
As a FLOGA-ite, you are automatically a part of Project Inspire. Even though the project is being launched by the National EXCO, they need you to help actualize it.
They will need you to help out with the following:
1 - Pray for the success of the event. Delegates will be traveling from various parts of the country to attend this event. Pray for safety. May God crown our efforts with success.
2 - Spread the news. There are many FLOGA-ites who are not active on Social Media (Facebook, Email, Twitter, Instagram). Be sure to let them know about this event. Point them to our website and share the links, photos and flyers that are posted. Get everyone talking!
3 - Volunteer to attend the event as a delegate. Yes, you too can attend! Discussions are currently ongoing as per modalities for getting delegates to the school, accommodation and transport. If you let us know you are interested in attending, we'll put you in the plans and let you know what you need to do.
4 - Inspire the girls from where you are! So, you won't be able to attend the event in person? Not a problem at all! But if you have words of inspiration for the girls, we have devised a way to get your message accross to them. Simply make a video and send it accross to us. We shall be having a projector show where your video will be aired. Isn't that just fantastic?!
You have worked hard to become the successful woman that you are today. Why not share with the girls some of the secrets of your success? Give them hope. Fuel their dreams. Let them know that they too can make it if they try. Simply put, INSPIRE them!
5 - Give towards the project. To be able to organise a project like this and pull it off successfully, it would cost some money. But not so much of a fortune that we cannot pull it off. We are asking every FLOGA-ite around the world, wherever they are, to make a donation of #2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira Only). This will help get delegates to the school and back, pay for every girl to get a small Health Pack, equip the school library, launch a book club and make a small donation to the school.
To donate, please pay #2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira) Only into the following account:
ONCE PAYMENT IS MADE, PLEASE CALL/TEXT 08034865490
6 - Tell others about it! I know we said it before but it bears repeating. We want every FLOGA-ite everywhere to know about this event. It has never happened before and we want this event to make a real difference. So once again, Spread the news! Update your FB Profile, post the flyer on your wall, use it as your BBM DP and WhatsApp Profile pic. Let everyone know!
We'll be bringing you further details. So please watch this space!