Over Five Hundred Indigent Students Get Back To School Kits From Human Development Initiative
Uploaded by Adekoya on September 5, 2019
As schools in Lagos state prepare to resume for the 2019/2020 academic session next Monday, over five hundred students who are less privileged were given back to school kits.
This is courtesy of a Non Governmental Organisation, Human Development Initiative, HDI, at Yaba.
The kits included bags, Textbooks, scandals, socks, mathematical sets and Cash gifts as pocket money.
The Executive Director of HDI, Mrs Olufunso Owasanoye, said the gesture was to put smiles on faces of children living with disabilities, Orphans and children of widows and widowers in order to make them feel inclusive in the society.
Mrs Owasanoye who urged the State government to increase budgetary allocation of the Education sector, advised the beneficiaries to study hard so as to be responsible citizens in the future.
Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Biola Ogunlaja, thanked HDI for supporting the goal that every child gets compulsory basic Education according to the Universal Basic Education standard.
She noted that Government alone cannot guarantee the needed facility for qualitative Education and appealed to other well meaning Nigerians to emulate the gesture by HDI to complement government’s efforts.
Some of the beneficiaries who could not hide their excitement prayed for HDI,with an appeal for more vulnerable children to be included in the scholarship scheme.
Our Correspondent Yemisi Dada reports that some of children with disabilities were presented with wheelchair and white cane for the visually impaired persons.