Activities & Projects
During 2000/2001 school year, NAF revamped its scholarship program into Bursary Awards of N5,000 each to 16 students in 16 secondary schools. This covered two schools in each of the eight Local Government Areas of Annangland. A total of 134 Bursary Awards have so far been given to top performing students in 72 secondary schools since 2000
Five hundred exercise books and biro pens were donated to eight primary schools in the eight local government areas. So far, 16,500 exercise books with biro pens have been distributed to pupils in 33 primary schools in the 8 local government areas.
Three hundred and fifteen HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention booklets have been donated to schools drawn from all the 8 local government areas
ANNANG HISTORY PROJECT:
As part of of our cultural preservation, NAF embarked on a history project. The project is aimed at making sure that we are the author of our history. It is imperative that we define ourselves instead of being defined by others.
A N1.5 million contract has been awarded to Elohim Educational Ventures for research and writing of Annang history. Publication and distribution is slated for the 2009 convention.
Since 2001, Houston chapter has partnered with Pro Health International to conduct free medical missions to Annangland. Missions have been conducted to Abak, Ikot Ekpene, Ika, Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo, Obot Akara, Essien Udim, and Uruk Anam. The cycle will now be repeated starting in June 2008. During each week of the mission, over 2500 patients are usually treated for free. Services include surgeries, dental, optical, opthalmological, as well as HIV/AIDS education. This has been done with some financial support from the national body
CLEAN WATER PROJECT:
To help alleviate the menace of water borne diseases, Atlanta chapter has chosen to provide clean drinking water to various communities. The most recent borehole was drilled in December 2007. This has been done with financial support from the national body.
SCHOOL ADOPTIONS PROGRAM:
The Baltimore-Washington DC chapter is actively involved in a program of adopting primary schools in various Annang communities and providing them with their needs. Examples of these needs involve repairs to some facilities as well as provisions of scholarships and books.
The New York/New Jersey chapter has supported each family of its membership in implementing various projects in their respective villages. So far, the type of projects being supported include: boreholes, school classroom renovations, scholarships and vocational training, just mention a few.