THE DAWN OF A NEW
One Heritage, One Language, One People
Ugbajo means a gathering. It is a shortened form of the word Ugba-ara-jo which literally means gathering bodies (people) together. Ugbajo Itsekiri, therefore refers to a gathering of Itsekri people. Ugbajo Itsekiri is dedicated to the promotion of Itsekiri unity, progress and strength, and to the protection and support of Itsekiri culture, custom and heritage among Itsekiri in the US and abroad. Ugbajo Itsekiri wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
Antoinette and Jemine Oktie-Yesin and family congratulate Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc on the occasion of it’s 24th annual convention.
Long live Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc.
Long live Iwere Kingdom.
Signed: Jemine Okotie-Yesin
Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc.
L E A D E R S H I P
2022 Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. Convention Press Release
2022 CONVENTION THEME
Ugbajo ITSEKIRI USA Inc: CHARTING A NEW VISION: The convention will provide a forum for convention participants to address critical issues impacting the Itsekiri nation at large, and also to address the crisis within the Ugbajo USA family and charting a way forward.
CONVENTION PARTICIPATION FEE & MEALS:
Meals for regional members is $150 for 3 meals and $85 for kids meal ages 4 to 12 years of age.
Itsekiri indigents residing in the United States but are not affiliated with any registered Itsekiri regional association or not currently a fee-paying member of any regional association of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., are required to pay a convention fee of $300.00 each. All attendees, visiting the United States, are required to pay a convention participation fee of $250.00(COVERS CONVENTION FEES AND MEALS).
Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. has blocked rooms at discounted convention rates of $119.00 for single and double occupancy. Please reserve your accommodation by calling the Hotel at +1-813-879-5151; Or through UGBAJO’S WEBSITE AND CLICK LINK
Please book your room reservation no later than August 2, 2022. Convention room rate is available from Thursday September 1, and late departures through Tuesday September 6, 2022, based on room availability.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO HOTEL:
The Hotel is located less than 10 Minutes from the Tampa International Airport and is within walking distance from the Hotel lobby. There iHotel is on the same level as the Airport. The is no need for a shuttle bus.
For additional information about us, please visit our website at. www.ugbajoitskiriusa.org or e-mail the Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. Secretary at: Secretary@ugbajoitsekiriusa.org or click on the link below
COMMUNITY IN USA
Providing Community Assistance
UGBAJO ITSEKIRI USA TOUCHED LIVES WITH FREE CATARACT RETREAT IN DELTA.
President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA, Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin & his wife in a group photograph with founder of Africa Cataract & Eye Foundation, Dr. Okorodudun & other staffs of the foundation.
By Tetsoma Neyin
In furtherance of their charitable works to humanity, Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. a none profitable organization based in the United States in collaboration with Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation have again affected lives positively through their ongoing seven days free cataract treatment and surgeries retreat in Delta.
The flag-off of the free cataract treatment and surgeries which cut across ethnic barriers took place on Sunday December 12, 2021 and continues till Saturday December 18, 2021 at Olu Palace field, Ekurede Itsekiri in Warri South L.G.A of Delta State.
The eye care retreat which was in phases, started with accreditation of patients and lasted for four days, from Sunday December 12 through Wednesday December 15, 2021 while the surgical operation for patients with critical eye defects lasted for three days, from Thursday December 16, through Saturday December 18, 2021, at Agbowu Clinic, Ogbe-drive, Warri.
Addressing over 500 participants on the first day of the free medical eye care services, President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin stressed that, they are committed to taking care of their people back home and that this eye care service is another means of reaching out to their people as well as neighbors within their environment.
Mr.Okotie-Yesin who was fully on ground to ensure a smooth running of the process was overwhelmed with the turnout of people with eye challenges, even as he assured that all expenses for their treatment and surgeries have been taken care of by the renowned organization adding that it is the mission of Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A that no Itsekiri son or daughter should be needlessly blind.
Speaking in the same vein, the founder of Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation, Dr. Okorodudun thanked the President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA, Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin and the entire members of the group for always remembering their people back home, adding that their collaboration with group has been a blessing to Warri kingdom since inception in 2018.
Warri Voice Newspaper can state authoritatively that this year's turnout of participants for the free Cataract treatment and surgeries organized by Ugbajo Itsekiri USA was the best of its kind as it attracted patients from far and near.
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