– Corps member donates 688 Sandals To School Pupils
A female member of the National Youth Service Corps in Kogi State, Corper Aderonke Adeoye, donated 688 sandals to primary school pupils in Lokoja. She did it to encourage them to go to school.
When giving some of the sandals to the pupils at Lokongoma Primary School, Lokoja, Miss Adeoye said the gesture was to make the children happy and encourage them to always go to school, and to enable them to know the value of education.
Aderonke Adeoye is an indigene of Ekiti State, but she was posted to Kogi state for NYSC.
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“Some of the children wear slippers to school while some wear spoilt sandals which make them to look very rough and dirty.
I want to make the children happy and encourage them to always go to school and to let them realise the importance of education in life,” she said.
She also urged fellow corps members to make impact on the lives of the less privileged children;
“It is part of what we were taught in our orientation camp, to serve our father land wholeheartedly”.
She thanked the Kogi State Board of Internal Revenue for its support as well as other philanthropists in the state for their financial and moral support.
Speaking at the occasion, the state Commissioner for Education and Science, Rosemary Osikoya, advised the pupils to make good use of the sandals by wearing them to school.
Osikoya, who was represented by Mr Femi Sunday, the Director, Education Support Service (ESS), advised parents not to sell the sandals but use them for the benefit of their children.
He further urged the parents to pray for the corps member for putting smile on the faces of the children.
“Giving to the less privileged is what I love doing and God is the only one that can reward givers,” she said.
The benefiting schools are;
- Kabawa Nursery and Primary school I and II,
Seriki Noma Nursery and Primary school,
Maadi Nursery and Primary school,
Liwaul-HAMDI Nursery and Primary School,
St. Mary’s L.G.E.A Nursery/Primary School I, and
Lokongoma L.G.E.A Nursery/Primary School, Lokoja.
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