YENAGOA – A non-governmental organization, Secure Aid Relief Foundation (SARF), says it will provide scholarships for the education of children of deceased or incapacitated officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Head of the organization, Mr Patrick Nwadiani , stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Yenagoa..
He said in addition to the scholarships, SARF intended providing legal and medical services, as well as soft loans and skill acquisition programme to empower them.
He said that the education of children of the diseased and incapacitated officers would be funded from primary to tertiary level through a scholarship foundation.
Nwadiani also said that the organisation was collaborating with some corporate organisation in a bid to providing employment slots to the employable and qualified children and spouses of the diceased and incapacitated officers.
On skill acquisitions, Nwadiani said that spouses of the fallen heroes would be empowered to fill the vacuum created by demise of their husbands.
“We have skill acquisition training for the wives of the deceased and incapacitated officers, who before the present condition of their husbands were mere house wives.
“Their husbands who used to be bread winners of the home are no more there. So, we are going to empower them through skills acquisition in various trades and crafts “.he said
According to Nwadiani , the NGO has also gone into partnership with a number of hospitals where the women and children will be given medical attention, either free or at subsidized cost.
The President further explained that the foundation had already attracted partnership and medical aids from reputable and prominent healthcare charity organisations in the United States.
“The foundation therefore calls on all members of the public to come out and support SARF.
“The organization is striving to reward the efforts of our national heroes who sacrificed their lives, as well as compliment the efforts of the government ,” Nwadiani said. (NAN)
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