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Akokwa, Imo, Nigeria
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A lover of culture, Chima have worked with Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Organisation since its inception in 2010 to sensitize Nigeria children on the need to see art and culture as instrument of change. It is an international project that is in the map of all the states in Nigeria and across the world. In one of his interviews, he could say that he is the greatest beneficiary of the project, not only as one of the winners, but a learner, in that he has grown to love people of Nigeria and their rich culture. It has exposed him to work many other organisations with similar goals.
In 2010, he was awarded a fellow of Ebedi. It was a six-week writing program in the small city of Iseyin, in Oyo state, with writer Igoni Barrett. It was to Ugokwe an added privilege in his writing career. That was the year he harvested so many awards, like the Princess Hastrup Prize for best Research Work and was a real Star in the best 50 Young Nigeria Stars essay writers in Nigeria. He was awarded Great Young Achievers by Commonwealth in celebration of Nigeria 50 years as independent nation.
His creative thinking kept him in the list of Intel Africa as an ward winner for the best idea in social innovation in his essay "Creating the Future we Want". The essay remain a work of art that have inspired many people to find a solution to sustainable life in key areas like education, environment, security, social issues and health.