NGO Kits Indigent Pupils with School Uniforms
By RAZAQ BAMIDELE
WorldSmith Life Builders Foundation (WOLIBUF), an Ekiti State-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has distributed #100,000 worth of school uniforms to some indigent students in some public primary schools in Ikere Local Government area of the State.
Mrs. Olukemi Akinleye, Founder of the Foundation, while presenting the school uniforms to the pupils at St. Marks Anglican Church Primary School and All Saints Anglican Primary School, both at
Ikere-Ekiti explained the reason behind the distribution to include desire to give succour to the less-privileged with the aim of impacting their lives and at the long run give them better tomorrow.
Akinleye, who said the programme, code-named “Kit-The-Kids” has been assisting the children in areas of needs, expressed the confidence that the new school uniforms will not only boost the morale of the beneficiaries, it would also encourage regular attendance at school.
She assured the remaining pupils who have registered for the free uniform but are yet to receive them to be patient as theirs would soon be delivered and distributed to them.
In his remark, the Executive Director of WOLIBUF, who is also the Acting Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Department (PTAD) in Ekiti State, Mr. Jide Akinleye said the
foundation was put in place to both appreciate God and impact lives positively.
Akinleye, who disclosed that the foundation recently reached out to some widows and other members of the society that needed help thanked members of the Board of Trustees of the organization for their invaluable contributions and commitment to the success of the NGO
which he said was borne out of their passion and love for the welfare of the down-trodden.
Also speaking, a member of the Board of Trustees, Barrister Bolanle Wale Awe called on philanthropic organizations and well-meaning individuals within Nigeria and in the diaspora to come to the assistance of the Foundation to enable it achieve its numerous programmes designed for the vulnerable in the society.
Mrs. Bolanle Wale Awe counselled the pupils to focus more on their studies while assuring them of a better tomorrow on a condition of not allowing any other thing to claim their interest.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. (Mrs.) Folakemi Oladimeji, who was represented by the Director, Academic Services of the Board, Mrs.
Christianah Bamikole lauded the organizers of the programme and advised the pupils to be good ambassadors of their respective schools.
The Permanent Secretary called on other illustrious Ekiti sons and daughters to emulate the good and encouraging gesture of the Foundation.
The Headmistress of St. Marks Anglican Primary School Ikere, Mrs. Folakemi Bosede who responded on behalf of the pupils and the schools thanked WOLIBUF for fulfilling its promise to assist the
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