The Royal Obi Malize (TROM) Foundation has launched one of its maiden innovative initiatives, The Science Teachers Award & Recognition (STAR Awards) initiative aimed at rewarding exceptional science teachers in secondary schools in Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA.
The award presentation event was preceded by the official launch of the foundation, and an inaugural lecture with the theme “Accelerating Growth and Development: The Role of Education” held in Ukpor, Anambra State.
In his opening remarks, the Founder/Chairman, TROM Foundation, Prince CY Malize, noted that the initiative hinged on the fact that great teachers are the backbone of every progressive society and providing a unique platform to appreciate their onerous tasks would help orchestrate the nexus of academic excellence.
“The award aims to recognize, encourage, inspire, and reward these exceptional teachers who have gone beyond the ordinary and worked excellently with their students, by imparting them with knowledge, inspiring and nurturing them to learn, to dream, and to achieve” Malize noted.
Executive Secretary, TROM Foundation, Prince Greg Malize II, noted that the vision of the STAR Awards initiative is to impact the future of the Ukpor community through the promotion of scientific innovation and promotion of academic excellence.
“This initiative is driven by the belief that teachers play a unique role in the development of the children of the Ukpor community, as they devote their time to helping children achieve their highest level of competence, moulding them to become future leaders in the national and global stages. By fostering and celebrating the works of our dedicated teachers, we inspire other teachers to follow in their exemplary footsteps, and to continuously build on their excellent foundation” Greg stated.
Distinguished attendees at the event were drawn from the State leaders, professionals, policy makers, educational leaders/promoters, philanthropists, religious leaders, traditional leaders, and other influential stakeholders from the community, and Anambra state at large.
Prince Malize noted that the STAR Award event is designed to provide a platform where experts, thought leaders, and other critical stakeholders within the education system and beyond converge to discuss contemporary issues that advance community development through education and also reward exceptional science teachers in Mathematics, Physics, Technology, Chemistry & Biology who have consistently made extraordinary impacts in the lives of their students within a specified period of academic circle.
As part of the launch for the TROM Foundation Programme 2022, Director of Programmes, TROM Foundation, Ms Vanessa Malize, announced the commencement of the TROM University Scholarship starting in 2022.
She also donated $1,000 as seed money towards the University scholarship for students of Ukpor for the year 2022. “It is our hope that the work of the TROM Foundation would contribute to the goodness of humanity and spur many others to do more and make the world a better place” she said.