Isaac Precious Ikedi, known to his family and friends as “Precious,” is a humanitarian who is destined to become a Nigerian political icon in future years. Precious’ philanthropicactivities began at an early age.The influences of his father’s experience as a pastor, growing up in a Christian family, his mother’s experience as a teacher and nurse, has helped to shaped Precious into the community leader he is today. The faith-based, educational and health careers were key to Precious’s enthusiasm to help and love others, to build, create and produce long-lasting programs to lead others to self-sufficiency.
Later, during his teenage years, Precious began teaching at the early age of thirteen as he passionately assisted his family with a start-up community project, then called Prosperous Early Leaning Center. The center was designed to care for and educate women and orphan children. By time he turned thirteen, Precious gained the title as Associate Manager over studies. The experiences he gained made his love for God and Humanity grow even stronger. Precious began teaching at an early age of thirteen and by the time he turned 20,he gained a title as assistant manager over studies
Precious graduated from imo state university owerri (IMSU) in 2010 with a degree in International Studies and History . During his years at the University, he led many programs, organized by Okigwe Student’s Forum and with the Ihitte Uboma Student’s Association. He delved into school politics, which also exposed him to community political leaders. His philanthropic activities continued during his college years as he was exposed to building positive relationships with the public, devoting his extra time to community work.
After graduation, Precious returned to his community to work as a humanitarian providing assistance at the family’s growing community project and began caring for others in his local community. The experience gave him a strong love for children and a strong passion to create community development programs. He became instrumental to the institution as the leader in physical and health education, sports activities and graduation activities.
In 2011, Precious began serving a political appointment in the IMO State House of Assembly(IMHA),serving as a youth representative. He also served as a youth representative. Also served as a domestic assistant and youth leader under the wife of the Honorable House Speaker. As youth leader, he identified the needs within his own community and met those needs by pulling together available resources, (i.e. public companies and political resources), which would ultimately benefit the youth.
Also during his political appointment, he used his personal money to initiate many campaigned to help the poor and needy. He worked closely with politicians to access prominent individuals to create youth programs, poverty alleviation programs, and women empowerment programs.
Upon completion of his political appointment in the IMHA, Precious returned to the family Institution and immediately lunched another community program called Free Education Scheme. This new modern program was designed to offered a teaching program, free materials, transportation, free lunch and health assistance for families. The program was offered to less privileged children, including orphan children and children of single parents (widows/widowers) within twelve communities around the institution. In 2013, the Ikedi family reorganized the community project and transformed it into a school system and lesson center now called Prosperous Early Learning International. They recognized the need to reach out to more communities and to modernize their programs.
Precious’ extensive experience with community development has encouraged him to develop, “Precious Vision for Man,” a vision that would do the following: 1) Build quality private primary and secondary schools that prepare all students for future success, and 2) Build a Skill Acquisition Center, which will include a greenlife center, to create ways to bridge the gap between the haves and have nots, and 3) to renovate the existing PROSPEROUS EARLY LEARNING INTERNATIONAL. There is no doubt that Precious’ thriving passion will catapult him to new heights as Nigeria’s next great visionary and great leader.