ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, TIMOTHY ARCHIBONG ESU, CEO OF GOLDMINE CRECHE & SCHOOLS

A BIO ON TIMOTHY ARCHIBONG ESU

Timothy Archibong Esu, a husband, father of five (two biological and three non biological), teacher, social crusader, community and youth and community leader, a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, without sounding immodest, is a lot more than any single individual can describe.

This fact stems from his birth into the families of the late Obong Daniel Asibong Ekpe Esu, a retired Commissioner of Police (Operations) of Ikot Esu, Creek Town, Odukpani LGA and the late Giftie Daniel Esu (nee Duke) of Ikot Edem Odo, Akpabuyo LGA both of Cross River State, Nigeria on 5 th April, 1976.

An avid believer in education of the mindset for personal and societal development, Timothy, in spite of certain setbacks such as being completely orphaned at a time when advanced education was on his mind, was educated at infancy in Ironbar Memorial Primary School (1983-1988); Duke Town Secondary School (1989-1991); Hope Waddell Training Institution (1991-1995); University of Calabar (1996-1999 forDiploma in Religion and Philosophy and 2009-2013 for LLB Law and Legal Studies) – all in Calabar, Cross River State; Loveworld Ministerial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria (Certificate in Ministerial Arts) – and in a number of other professional, management, technical, artisanal inclinations.

While in basic school, Timothy has been an athlete with laurels in marathon, high and long jump; Commandant, Man O’ War Bay, Hope Waddell Training Institution; Vice President, Press Club, Hope Waddell Training Institution; accomplished bass singer, Glorious Voices of Hope Waddell Training Institution (a role extended to his Family Church, The Presbyterian Church, Duke Town Cathedral – 1996-2003).

Timothy has garnered work experiences beginning in 1995 as an auxiliary teacher (later, full classroom teacher) with the Family Support Programme Schools, Parliamentary Village Road; Amazing Grace Foundation Schools, Ikot Ansa.

Timothy has supported as a Consultant at no cost the establishment of Redsand Schools, Jebs Road; Nta Memorial Schools, Parliamentary Extension for upcoming entrepreneurs among other side visit trainings for schools in Calabar Metropolis.

Timothy is an Advanced National Training Officer of the Boys’ Brigade, Nigeria (having won laurels such as the Drill Instructor of the year 1999-2005); State Patron of the Girls’ Brigade, Nigeria, Cross River State Council (having helped resuscitate the Organisation in 1996 and was instrumental to organising it for commissioning as a Division in 2002); Resource Person, Hope Waddell Society of Music; Chairman, Action Committee, Hope Waddell Old Students’ Choir; President Emeritus, The Debonnaire Family Gospel Singers (an acapella Gospel singing group) – from inception in 1995 to2003; Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee, Esuk Ofuo Youths Development Council, Anantigha (a youths and community based organization) – having led the team to register the Association as a recognized group in Cross River State.

Currently, Timothy has settled down to the role of an entrepreneur having set up an educational facility with the name Goldmine Crèche and Schools in Calabar, Cross River State in 2014 to offer quality education to spark off creative inclinations in children while at the same time looking out for other opportunities to strategically fully express his vision in the field of early child care and educational services.

Getting to do personal business gives Timothy the allowance of functioning as not only a Pastor in the Messiah Deliverance and Salvation Ministries where he also serves the General Secretary, Ministerial Class Instructor, Proposed Captain of the Boys’ Brigade, Nigeria, 7 th Calabar Company, it gives him the sense of responsibility of handling personal and family affairs in addition to those of the Community where he serves selflessly.

His ideas has created initiatives that has led to community developments and youth empowerment programmes around Esuk Ofuo of Anantigha Clan in Calabar South LGA of Cross River State, Nigeria.

Timothy believes there is no ending to learning, one of the reasons he has devoted himself to online and real time learning opportunities. He is also unrelenting in his efforts to see that his communities (origin, operational and residential) are not lagging behind in any developmental aspects one of the reasons of his being on the lookout for beneficial programmes to keep relevant persons connected to opportunities.

He is also a member of the Efik Leadership Forum to promote the values of the upcoming generation of the Efik Nation.

 

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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