Dr. (Odoziaku) Obioma Lilian Ezekobe-Orji
With ancestral roots in Iruowelle village Awka-etiti Anambra State and married to an Enugu son of the soil (Oji River LGA), Obioma was born and raised in Lagos Nigeria. She is a full time mother, wife and General Practitioner with a passion for life, living it to the fullest and making a difference while at it.
This is something great that allows me to contribute and impact my community positively with my overwhelming aspiration to promote a good synergy between Igbo language and culture with core British values.
Odoziaku Jennifer Ozumba
An English girl with an Igbo heart, Jennifer grew up in Hertfordshire. She is an Occupational Therapist over 14 years with the NHS. A desire to experience a new culture and charity work took, her to Nigeria in 2003. After three wonderful years of working in rural Nigeria, she married an Igbo man from Oba, Anambra State.
This is more than just children learning Igbo. It is also about experiencing and knowing the Igbo culture, growing up in an Igbo community, with an Igbo identity.
Mazi Roman Ohiri
Roman is a trained lawyer passionate about empowering people. He studied and taught Igbo Language at Secondary School Level in Nigeria and in the Diaspora - Australia. He is zealous about keeping alight the Igbo spirit and consciousness.
This language school, to me, reawakens the desire to bequeath to our children, especially in the diaspora, Igbo consciousness, love of the mother-tongue, the richness and flavour of the culture in a fast changing, technology driven world.
Odoziaku Linda Chikaodinaka Ezeuko
Chika works as a maths teacher in a secondary school in Hertfordshire. Her teaching will be useful in delivering the shared vision of Igbo heart.
I believe there is a need for Igbo children especially those born abroad to be afforded the opportunity to learn and speak Igbo. It is important that they have a sense of identity and understand the Igbo culture.
Mazi Uzoma Onwurah
A graduate of Human Resource Management from the University of Hertfordshire, Uzoma hails from Anambra State in the Eastern part of Nigeria. He is passionate about children.
Igbo language is a dying art in our generation and so when the IGBO HEaRTS initiative came knocking, I did not hesitate to answer the door, ready to play my part to salvage our language from extinction.
Nwada Faith Nkwo
Faith is from Enugu, Nigeria and is currently studying Computer Science at Hertfordshire Univeristy. She learnt Igbo as a first language at the age of two. For her, there is no age too young or too old to learn a language as it constitutes a huge part of one's identity.
I strongly believe when a child is deeply rooted in their culture the risk of identity crisis is drastically reduced and this made me readily come on board with the IGBO HEaRTS Project.