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About Esan Association of Michigan

Esan Association of Michigan Esan Association of Michigan The Esan Association of Michigan was founded in 2009 by a group of visionary women of Edo State, Nigeria, of Esan origin. Their vision was to bring together the Esan people of Michigan and Northern Ohio, to share their common heritage, create a forum for members and their families to interact, celebrate and share the Esan culture and heritage with other peoples in the communities in which we live. The purpose, therefore, of the Esan Association of Michigan, USA, include: 1) Giving the people of Esan in the States of Michigan and Ohio and their environ a voice and the qualification to have a formal delegate or representation in the Esan World Congress Conventions 2) Providing educational/cultural workshops for the general public particularly here in Michigan, Ohio and their environs 3) Supporting youth activities through cultural awareness, and symposium for drug awareness 4) Providing assistance to the poor and the needy in Esanland of Nigeria; and here in the US particularly in the States of Michigan, Ohio and its environ 5) Providing and organizing relief assistance to natural disaster victims; and 6) Soliciting grants, contributions, dues, and even property and/or services, and to transfer, hold and invest such real property as may be required to carry out the purpose of the Esan organization in accordance with the IRS 501(c)3 code. At its inception, the members were about 12. Today, under 2 years Esan Association of Michigan has a membership of over 25, and still growing by the month. We have achieved some milestones successfully including 2 picnics, 1 end of year party, Esan language class for our children and any interested adult. Esan Association continues to aim high at other laudable goals and projects. Our Mission The Esan Association of Michigan exists to provide a forum for all Esan peoples in the Great Lakes Region to come together to liaise, support each other, celebrate and share their common heritage as well as promote Esan culture, values and traditions to the world at large. We strive to be of service and a force for charitable action, communal involvement and development in any community where we can make a difference. History of Esan About Esan Association of Michigan The Esan Association of Michigan was founded in 2009 by a group of visionary women of Edo State, Nigeria, of Esan origin. Their vision was to bring together the Esan people of Michigan and Northern Ohio, to share their common heritage, create a forum for members and their families to interact, celebrate and share the Esan culture and heritage with other peoples in the communities in which we live. The purpose, therefore, of the Esan Association of Michigan, USA, include: 1) Giving the people of Esan in the States of Michigan and Ohio and their environ a voice and the qualification to have a formal delegate or representation in the Esan World Congress Conventions 2) Providing educational/cultural workshops for the general public particularly here in Michigan, Ohio and their environs 3) Supporting youth activities through cultural awareness, and symposium for drug awareness 4) Providing assistance to the poor and the needy in Esanland of Nigeria; and here in the US particularly in the States of Michigan, Ohio and its environ 5) Providing and organizing relief assistance to natural disaster victims; and 6) Soliciting grants, contributions, dues, and even property and/or services, and to transfer, hold and invest such real property as may be required to carry out the purpose of the Esan organization in accordance with the IRS 501(c)3 code. At its inception, the members were about 12. Today, under 2 years Esan Association of Michigan has a membership of over 25, and still growing by the month. We have achieved some milestones successfully including 2 picnics, 1 end of year party, Esan language class for our children and any interested adult. Esan Association continues to aim high at other laudable goals and projects. Venue Hilton Garden Inn 26000 American Drive, Southfield, 48034 2/3 The State was created in 1991 out of the former Bendel State. Edo State lies roughly between longitude 06o 04'E and 06o 43'E and latitude 05o44' N and 07o34' N. It is bounded in the south by Delta State, in the west by Ondo State, in the north by Kogi State and in the east by Kogi and Anambra States. It occupies a land area of about 17,802 square kilometers. From the 1991 census the state has a population of 2,159,848.
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