With several awards already in his kitty, inspirational, Zion Oshiobugie, founder, CleverMinds Educational foundation, has clinched the coveted Hajiya Gambo Sawaba award for his immense contribution to ensuring orphans and underprivileged children get equitable access to quality education in the most rural parts of Africa.
In a press statement, the community engagement category winner, said the CAHR Awards Ceremony which took place recently, is an initiative of CSR-in-Action Advocacy, in partnership with Global Rights Nigeria. He says the award seeks to recognize and appreciate individuals and corporate organizations whose performance in the area of community engagement and human rights has been exemplary.
Oshiobugie, whose foundation runs a free school for over 167 orphans and underprivileged children is located in Edjeba Warri, Delta State, with plans to build more schools in other slum communities.
Oshiobugie emerged winner of the Hajiya Gambo Sawaba Community Impact Award (Individual) in the 2020 Community Engagement and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards following a rigorous nomination and voting process with a final review by the Awards jury.
Oshiobugie says he never knew he would become recognized one day, having begun life without the hope of working as domestic staff.
“I am grateful to God today. I have always maintained that awards do not motivate me to do this work of educating orphans, rather hard work and dedication to help orphans in the most rural areas motivate people to recognize me and my team.”
The overjoyed Cleverminds proprietor says he’s dedicating the award to the children under his care without whom he would not have won.
Other Awards received by Oshiobugie and CleverMinds Educational Foundation recently include: Award for Impact on youths in Delta state by the Ministry of Youth Development, Delta State, Pace Humanitarian Award for Mentoring & Educational Development, Person of the Year by Glazia and Unsung Heroes Award by the Delta state Economic summit group.