By Kelechi Ogunleye
The Founder of AOAF, Mr Anneozeng Ogozi ssaid that she deemed it fit to provide Kaida community children with writing materials such as books, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and pens, to help foster education within the community.
Ogozi said that her foundation was willing to place 20 randomly selected students on scholarship.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogozi who initially wanted to sponsor just 20 students ended up sponsoring 36 students after seeing how passionate majority wanted to be selected for the scholarship.
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 school.
“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 their administration work here.
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 their language tell them you are not here to harm them.
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 get 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.