An American based Non-governmental organization, Alli Foundation,has added value to the education of indigent pupils in Ogun State with provision of free school uniforms for them in Awowo community of Ewekoro local government.
Penpushing reports that the charity event was aimed in focusing to their welfare and encourage the pupils in public schools on the importance of education, and support the parents who could not afford their educational need
The coordinator of the foundation in Nigeria, Ganiyat Agboola while speaking explained that the foundation’s goal is to touch and meet pupils and student needs that their parent cannot afford to give them.
‘We found out that in schools, especially the public schools in the remote area, most of the students are in rags. They should be in their good beautiful dresses. They are our children and we don’t want them in rags, so that’s what we told their teachers and we are happy they turn out today in good dresses”,Agboola said
Penpushing further reports that, Agboola assured that the foundation will take the gestures across the state so that is will meet up with the challenged pupils or students, adding that all things being equal it will also spread across Nigeria.
The traditional ruler of the community Oba Abdul-Gafar Olasunkanmi Tijani in his remarks expressed appreciation to the organization for always putting the needs of the pupils in the community first in every situation.
Penpushing also reports that, the monarch encouraged the foundation not to rest on their oars by providing succor for the needy and profusely thanked them for complimenting what they have been doing for many years, with a call on other organisations and individuals to emulate the foundation on the good work.
The Alawowo make case for need to equally considered books offer to the pupils in subsequent gestures, adding that, some parents could not as well afford buying books for the pupils, stressing that books provided by government are not sufficient
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