NGO donates educational materials to community in Abuja

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By Kelechi Ogunleye

Abuja – Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation (AOAF) a Non-Governmental , on Sunday donated educational materials and medicines to Kaida community Abuja.

The Founder of AOAF, Mr Anneozeng Ogozi ssaid that she deemed it fit to provide Kaida community children writing materials such as books, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and pens, to help foster education within the community.

She said the community had just one non-functional hospital and that prompted the need to also provide the village test kits, drips and deworming medicines amongst others.

She said that her foundation had realised that the educational and medical system Kaida was poor and needed the intervention of NGO’s, Federal and other well meaning Nigerians.

“Children this community look really malnourished blotted stomachs and the hair on most have changed color to red,” she said.

Ogozi said that her foundation was willing to place 20 randomly selected on scholarship.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogozi who initially wanted to sponsor just 20 ended up sponsoring 36 after seeing how passionate majority wanted to be selected for the scholarship.

Among those selected were orphans in the and the best academically performing amongst others.

Ogozi said she decided to increase the number of beneficiaries because she realised that 20 was too low to be selected from the total number of students in the .

“They all need help. They all cannot help themselves, they all cannot afford things for themselves.

“We will discuss with the teachers to know how administration work here.

“We will make enquires on if the children fees or if they are being taught for free as that will also help know how to place support and assistance,” she said.

NAN also reports that on the foundation’s visit to a Nursery and Primary school headed by Missionaries in the community, the classrooms were in poor conditions.

“This place is so timid that when the children see you, they start running so you will have to call them, make friends with them and let people who understand language tell them you are here to harm them.

“We first took them on a play section outside just to calm nerves as class room environment was really nothing to write home about,” Ogozi said.

The foundation also gave out clothes and footwears to some of the students they noticed were in school without footwear.

A Primary three beneficiary of the scholarship, Mary Paul, expressed gratitude for the kind gesture of the foundation.

She said that she was happy to many writing materials but would like well meaning Nigerians to assist in restructuring the school.

Mrs Cecilia Nuhu, a missionary, said she had been a teacher at the community school since 2014 and received N10,000 monetary support from Harvesters of Christ Ministry, Kaduna.

“This school has four teachers from the missionary ministry and we teach all subjects.

“We receive N10,000 each from the headquarters.

“Classes of Nursery 1-3 are combined, Primary 1 and 2 combined, Primary 3 is alone while Primary 4 and 5 are also combined,” she said.