Two Educators Unite As One

Nnenma and Kalu (also known as Elizabeth and John, respectively) have devoted their lives to serving humanity through education. Together, they are breaking new grounds by pioneering innovative educational systems that aim to uplift people around the world. Their work spans from kindergarten to university levels, transforming the educational landscape at every stage.

For K-12 (kindergarten through secondary education), they are developing a new learning model that centers on the child, family, community, opportunities, and cultural heritage.

At the university level, Kalu is collaborating with a talented group of faculty, staff, and administrators to champion a tuition-free education that promotes ethics and humanity, inspired by the African philosophy of Ubuntu.

In lieu of wedding gifts, Nnenma and Kalu kindly request that friends, family, and well-wishers make donations to their educational cause through the Osiri University Foundation.

Elizabeth Okafor Eke: Following in the footsteps of her mother, a school proprietor, Elizabeth Okafor Eke began her career teaching economics at the secondary school level. She was later appointed Finance Administrator at J-Shammah Model Schools, Aba, where she managed and audited accounts, reviewed reimbursements, prepared payroll, and created budgets and inventory reports. In addition, she served as a Teaching Assistant/Teacher Support, assisting teachers with class preparations, and eventually became the Director of Operations before assuming the role of Director of Finance and Full-Time Teacher at J-Shammah Model Schools. She has completed Carmel Carts Executive Leadership Training in Import and Export, and holds a National Diploma and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. Her hobbies include playing basketball, writing articles and non-fiction, and creating fiction.
John Kalu Osiri: John Kalu Osiri is a global educator dedicated to helping people maximize their potential. Driven by a passion for excellence and continuous improvement, he currently explores how African societies can leverage their culture and traditional systems to achieve prosperity and well-being. Kalu believes in the common humanity of all people and the potential of the African philosophy of Ubuntu to foster world peace and development. He earned his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Grambling State University and Louisiana State University, respectively. During his doctoral research, he developed protocols and built devices for disease diagnostics. He then pursued a post-doctorate in entrepreneurship and international business at the University of Florida, Gainesville, to learn how to commercialize scientific research. A graduate of the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Kalu has been a professor at two American universities since 2011.