The Oneworld Initiative For Sustainable Development, a non-governmental organisation, has donated books and stationery to vulnerable pupils at the L.E.A Primary School, Phase 1, Nyanya, in the Federal Capital Territory.
Mr Timothy Achanya, the president of the organisation, made the presentation to the pupils on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the gesture was part of its commitment to reduce the rate of out-of-school children and encourage the children to get back to school.
According to him, the organisation has so far donated the books and stationery to no fewer than 32 pupils and it would do more to ensure that more vulnerable children are reached.
“This gesture is aimed towards developing the education sector in the country and to also complement the efforts of the government in funding education.
“This is because education is the best legacy one can give to these vulnerable children and to develop as well as equip them to become successful in the future.
“On Sept. 27, we gave scholarship to more than 42 pupils drawn from different communities in the FCT.
“This donation of books and stationery is a follow up to the scholarship we gave them to aid them in their studies.
“We have also extended the gesture to 23 pupils at the L.E.A Primary School, Jiwa and we intend to extend same to the L.E.A primary school at the Tipper Garage village, along the Airport road,” he said.
He noted that the exercise which would be a continuous process would last for the next six years.
Mrs Maria Yepwi, Head Teacher of the school, appreciated the NGO for the donation, as it would gone a long a way in alleviating the burden on the parents.
Mrs Hanatu Bayenge, a grandmother to one of the beneficiaries, appreciated the organisation for the donation, while praying for God’s blessings on them.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the organisation also donated the same items to vulnerable pupils at the L.E.A Primary School, Guduwa.(NAN)