Lagos-based James Ogunbor
Education Foundation has donated
school bags to some pupils of Isheri
Grammar School, in Berger area of
Lagos State.
The Coordinator of the foundation, Florence Ogunbor, who described it as
an organisation that supports
education for children and youths in
Africa, said the project tagged
‘Supporting Public School Children
with School Bags and Shoes’ was one of its numerous projects to achieve
the mission.
Ogunbor said, “We just commenced
the first phase of the project. Our
overall goal for the project is to reach
public school children in all 36 states of the federation. But we are starting
from Lagos State and our target in
each state is 500 pupils.”
She noted that prior to the outing at
Isheri Grammar School, the foundation
had done a survey to inspect and discover children coming to school
with no school bags and shoes.
“We found pupils coming to school
with bare feet, polythene bags, no
bags at all and some put their books in
their friends’ bags. We also tried to find out why they had these
conditions and many of the pupils
said their parents had no money to
afford buy them these materials,”
Ogunbor said.
She added that more public school pupils would receive materials until
the foundation met its target of 500
kids.

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