Many projects had been executed in Queen’s School Enugu by various chapters of the Old Girls’ Association. However, our observations over the years were the projects were done in isolation, disjointed, with no continuity, no follow-through, no reporting system and no maintenance plan. A case study is a state-of-the-art toilet facility built in 2012 by a concerned group of Old Girls. At the moment, this edifice is not in use because the soak away system was not put in lace since there was no water in Enugu at the time in question.
In February 2013, we received an ugly report that the students were using the bush as a toilet so we embarked on a fact-finding mission which was confirmed by the Principal (Mrs. Nzeakor) and her team.
We proffered an immediate solution, which was to build a bore-hole but she told us that it has been overtaken by events since the Governor had almost concluded plans to bring back water to Enugu State. Thank God there is water in the School now.
As suggested by the Principal, to bring all chapters and branches of the Association both in Nigeria and abroad under one umbrella to discuss “The way forward”, which we believe will give us the required results. But, unfortunately, Nigeria couldn’t drive this mission because we don’t have a National body to coordinate it, and therefore it fell on the United States of America chapters to drive this World Convention – the Atlanta Convention.
The Atlanta Convention is intended as a platform to assemble together the great women of substance that Queens School Enugu had produced in order to stir up an enabling environment, especially, for the girls in Queens School Enugu to accomplish their dreams and to persuade the policy makers to put in place measures that would help turn the table around for the upliftment of the girl-child.
The convention will give individuals/groups/chapters the opportunity to air their views and bring their ideas on the way forward for our great institution that has moulded us.
Finally, we have the opportunity to place an advert of our companies in the brochure for the Atlanta Convention at USD100.00 for a full page and USD10 for class/groups.