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REGISTER for the UPU America 2024 Orlando Convention

“Raising the Urhobo Child in Diaspora”
Every year, Urhobo Progress Union, America, holds a convention on the Labor Day Weekend. This year, 2024, it will be from Friday August 30th to Monday, September 2nd, at the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway Orlando, FL and the theme is: “Raising the Urhobo Child in Diaspora”. 
In a world marked by rapid change, cultural diversity, and the influence of social media, the task of raising Urhobo children in the American diaspora has never been more complex. The collision of traditions, generations, and the blend of past, present, and future may lead to challenges and conflicts. Today’s dynamic and multicultural world presents unique challenges and opportunities. The convention’s theme, ‘Raising the Urhobo Child in Diaspora,’ centers on addressing the evolving landscape of parenting in a culturally diverse society. As social media and increasing socio-cultural changes redefine childhood experiences, the convention aims to explore the intricacies, challenges, and strategies required to successfully nurture Urhobo children within the American socio-cultural context. This convention will also serve as a platform to address these challenges, explore opportunities, and develop strategies for successfully raising Urhobo children within the American cultural landscape as they navigate the delicate balance between their heritage and the society they call home.”

Urhobo Progress Union America

promoting

Unity & Culture

Our Mission

Urhobo Progress Union America’s mission is to unite people of Urhobo descent and others who identify with Urhobo people and culture abroad and at home for the promotion of human development and Urhobo culture and ideals. Our nonprofit association shall promote charitable, scientific, literary and educational projects in North America and Nigeria. Our motto in Urhobo language is “Okugbe, Egba, Voyan Robaro” which translates in English as “Unity, Strength and Progress. We invite you to visit the About Us to learn more about the history of our nonprofit and the ways you can make a difference by participating in our Urhobo cultural outreach programs.

Olorogun Prince
Dr. Abel Dafiaghor

President

Okugbe, Egba, voyan robaro

Unity, Strength & Progress

Dr. Mrs. enojare uadiale

BOT Chair

I am honored to serve as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for UPUA, North America from 2023 to 2025. Our focus is on fulfilling the Association’s mission, fostering collaboration with the National Executive, and ensuring transparency. We welcome ideas from members and aim for unity, progress, and a meaningful impact on the Urhobo Nation. Your faith in the BOT is appreciated, and we call on all members to unite in spirit and truth. Eguonor me’ yovwi! Ekugbe me’ yovwi! Ufuoma me’ yovwi. Yours in service,

Dr. Mrs. Enojare Uadiale,

Chairperson, UPUA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Mrs. Enojare Uadiale

BOT Chair

Olorogun Prince
Dr. Abel Dafiaghor

President
UPU America

Okakuro Dr. Oghogho Manuwa

President
Urhobo Isoko Association of Edmonton

Mr. Eric Erigha

President
Houston

Mr. Christopher Ogheneochuko Eyamekware

President
Midland/Odessa, Texas

Mr. Paul Edirin Warrence

President
Michigan

Mrs. Agatha Osagie-Erese

President
New york, New Jersy & Connecticut

Mr. Paul Umukoro

President
Southern California

Mr. Gordon Sekegor

President
Massachusetts

Mr. Kelvin Oteri

President
Central Florida

Mr. Napoleon Erezi Agbauduta

President
Delaware-Valley

Dr.(Mrs) Louisa Ukochovwera

President
Ohio

Mr. Alexander Joel

Acting President
Urhobo Isoko Association of Arizona

Sir Morris Egon

President
Urhobo Isoko Association, Kansas City

Dr. Mrs. Phina Brooks

President
Calgary, Canada

Mr. Thomas Uwhubetine

President
Atlanta Georgia

Dr. Edwin Arigbe

President
Middle Tennesse

Mr. Aghogho Orororo

President
Minnesota

Mr. Paul Otu

President
D.C, Maryland, Virginia

Dr. Benard Rerri

President
UPU Chicagoland

Mr. Charles Ovwasa

President
Urhobo Congress, New York

Mr. Gabriel Oghwe-Akateme

President
President Northern California

Mr. Monday Egbedeju

President
Waado Progressive Union of
Kansas City

Olorogun Prince Dr. Abel Dafiaghor

President

Olorogun Oghenerume Oputu​​

Vice President

Mr. Ovie Fred Okotie

Secretary

Dr. Mrs. Regina Ottan-Obi

Assistant Secretary

Engineer Benjamin Egajivwie

Director Of Membership & Welfare

Mr. Sylvester Oyibocha​

Director of Research & Culture

Olorogun Evelyn Adjekugheli-Ejiogu

Treasurer

Mr. Felix Agbabune

Speaker

Mrs. Helen Oghenenyerhovwo Irede

Director of Publicity

Mr. Onoerhime Okagbare​

Financial Secretary

Elma Okogba

Director of Developmnent

Ejiroghene Gbenedio

President
New York,New Jersey,Connecticut

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Vice President
DMV

Olivia Ighoyivwi

Secretary
Kansas City

Ejiro Ojameruaye

Treasurer
Arizona

Ejovwoke Ophori

Welfare & Membership Secretary
New York,New Jersey, Connecticut

Obaro Okoro

Language & Culture Secretary
Northern California

Ufuoma Ojaruega

Speaker
Georgia

Ese Ofurhie

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Christine Oshiuhwu

Assistant Secretary
Antioch Northern California

Otejiri Ogbevire

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