Eternal Word Communication Ministries is a Christian organization dedicated to educate children academically in the light of an understanding of God’s Word, providing teachings in faith and Christian living that will produce a better quality of life. This desirable quality of life will replicate itself when it affects families, their communities and the rest of the world.
EWCM was founded in 1994 by Dr. Vincent and Chinyere Nwankpa. Founding of this organization was as a result of urgent need to help in any possible way to lift up the spirit of millions of Nigerian children who were/are behind. These children were/are suffering pain, trauma and deprived of equal opportunity to quality education as a result of mismanagement of educational funds, public corporations, and high level corruptions amongst the leadership.
The system started to collapse since the military regime and hasn’t recovered except for some private, elitist schools. The principles of pedagogy were neglected and the poor child excluded from quality education.
Therefore, our mission is to provide holistic education that will change life and raise hope by equipping each child with essential skills necessary for a life-long service to God and humanity. To achieve its goals, EWCM systematically integrates God’s Word into its instruction, believing God for a positive result.
See below for how God has helped EWCM carry out the vision and mission since its founding in 1994:
EWCM was started in the USA and in Nigeria in December 1994. Both USA and Nigerian governing Boards were inorguarated.
EWCM celebrated its first anniversary. Vincent and Chinyere went to Tennessee and Alaska to share the vision and mission with our friends.
EWCM bought its school site at Nekede, Imo State , Nigeria.
1997 August EWCM started the construction of its first classrooms and bought more lands.
Construction continued for a while and stopped because of lack of funds.
EWCSI first four classrooms and principal’s office was roofed and plastered. October 11, 1999 the doors of EWCSI were opened to students. We had the first six students for the first weeks. However, we continued to admit more students, that by the end of 1999/2000 school we had 44 students enrolled. Vincent went back to Alaska to share with our friends what was happening and asked for support.
EWCSI had its grand-opening of the school. Dr. Dan Onwukwe (fondly called Uncle Dan) was the Guest of Honor. We also had the first kindergarten graduation that year. We bought more land.
EWCSI had its second kindergarten graduation. The number of students in the school continued to increase. We ended the school year with 88 students. The foundation of the second building was commissioned and excavated in July. More land was bought and the first school bus was purchased as well. By the end of 2001 the school population went up to 118.
EWCM had its USA short-term missionaries to Nigeria. They were Kurt and Kristin Fuqua (father and daughter), and Stevie Kugelberg. They had a wonderful time in Nigeria. We had our third Kindergarten graduation. Population increased to 190 students. The building was decked and plastered. We started using the classrooms without doors and windows.
We had our fourth kindergarten graduation. The population rose to 272 students. We bought more land and a bigger school bus.d.
EWCM celebrated its 10th anniversary. We also had our second set of USA short-term missionary team. We had David Mastron as the missionary. We started building the second floor of our primary school building. The roof was also completed by summer 2004. Fifth kindergarten graduation was held. Student population now increased to 450 . More land was purchased.
EWCSI had her sixth kinder graduation and opened her school for secondary School. The first year secondary school population was 30 students.
The foundation of the first secondary school building was laid. We had our seventh kinder graduation and first sixth graduation. The population of the school stood at 650 students. More land was also purchased, likewise another school bus.
EWCSI had her eighth kinder graduation and her first 9th grade graduation. The secondary school building was decked and plastered. The secondary school moved into her own building without doors and windows been fixed. The school scored 100% passes in the State examination (Junior Secondary School JS3). The school ended up with 750 students.
EWCSI had her ninth kinder graduation and third sixth grade graduation and second 9th grade exit examination. The school also scored 100% in the state exam. The school now runs up to 11th grade which is called in Nigeria ( Senior Secondary School SS2). The second floor of the secondary school was started in February of 2008 and the decking was completed in November. The school now has a population of 780 students.