By Wilson Adekumola
Pastor Nnamnso Okorie is the founder of Christian School Aid Network International (CSNI). He was born on August 1, 1979 to a Christian and teachers family in Ikot Akpan Eyara, Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He had both his primary and secondary education in his home town before he obtained his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (with specialty in Industrial and Production option) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
After his service year, he taught in several private schools in Akwa Ibom and Rivers State. In 2010, he established a Nursery/Primary School to cater for the disadvantage and low income earners. The school has since then contributed immensely to the training and education of many children.
Okorie is a distributor of Blu Kids Pad, product of CBCemea. He did his entrepreneurial graduate assistant with Mobil, Nigeria (NNPC/MPN Joint Venture) in partnership with International Business Machine (IBM). He has also worked with Seven-Up Bottling Company as part of his fulfillment of Student Industrial Working Experience Scheme (SIWES) during the award of his B.Eng.
He told this reporter that his parents’ occupation has in no small way impacted his talents. As evidence of his passion for impacting life, he runs a school and he is an educational consultant. He is the South-South zonal president of Christian Association of Proprietors of Schools in Nigeria.
Discussing his salvation, he said, “Having experienced genuine salvation from sin through the vicarious death of Jesus Christ, I took interest in teaching other believers the balance word of God. I became a pastor with Deeper Life Christian Ministry few months after my graduation from University. I have worked both with the adult and youth ministries of the church. The systematic teaching style of Pastor W.F Kumuyi has in no small measure influenced my teaching career.”
On what informed informed Christian Schools Aid Network International, he revealed, “In the course of teaching, I discovered that the missing link in education is sound and godly education. I found out that most schools were not offering the right educational services to their students. I also discovered that in order to train and equip schools adequately there would be need to form an association that would be responsible. I have interacted with several schools’ associations and realised in order to restore godly education with Godly presence and glory, a clearly-defined non-governmental and non-profit organisation has to be formed. This informed the decision of gathering school owners, educators and other stakeholders in godly education on June 6, 2018 at the Royal House of Grace International Church, Portharcourt. This was how Christian Schools Aid Network International came into existence.