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Foundation empowers 170 orphans, vulnerable childrens in Bauchi

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District Head of Jama’are, Alhaji Bala Suleiman, Dan Galadiman Bauchi distributing the educational materials to some children at the event in Nabardo 

By Akanji Alowoludo, Bauchi

A non governmental organisation (NGO) We Care Foundation has gifted out learning materials and cash to 170 vulnerable groups of orphans and less privileged children in Toro Local Government Area, in Bauchi State.

The Founder of the NGO who doubles as the Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Dr Jamila Muhammad Dahiru said that the gesture was aimed at complimenting the state Government’s efforts in the educational sector by enrolling the drop out and out of school children’s back to the school’s.

According to her, the Foundation has observed the high number of out of schools children in the state which, as a philosophy, deemed it fit to come in and contribute my own quarter towards reducing the number and improve the enrolment figures in the state.

Represented by Sa’ad Mohammed Dahiru, at flagging off of the distribution of the materials at Nabardo Village in Toro LGA, Jamila Dahiru said that the program is targeting over 200 orphans and vulnerable children’s in Seven identified local government areas that have the highest number of out of schools children to support them to continue with their education up to their graduations at least in basic and post basic level of education. 

She explained that the 170 beneficiaries were selected with 10 children each 

from the Seventeen wards in the local government area to benefit from the Foundation school programme. 

Dr Jamila Dahiru further disclosed that the Foundation would ensure effective monitoring of the children during their enrolment, retention and mainstreaming, adding that the project would be extended to all the remaining local government in the state for others children’s to benefit. 

While calling on other philanthropists to come in, the Commissioner called on the parents to compliment this effort by paying attention to the childeren and ensuring to send them to schools during classes to benefit from this gaint strides.

According to her, “I’m also advising the community at large that they should pay attention to sending our children to school, policy maker’s ensure that they are bringing policies, programs and initiatives that will help our children to go back to schools.” 

She added that, “Indeed this is a general calls to actionall for all our stakeholders, parents, teachers, traditional and religious institutions that’s high time to come together and fight these manance of out of schools children”,.

Earlier, the district head of Jama’a in Toro local government, Alh Bala Suleiman thanked the Commissioner for her kind gesture and urged other sons and daughters of the area to emulate her.

He solicited and called for more support from government and all stakeholders for the development of educational sector in the state.

The district head warned the parents to always monitor and ensure to send the children to schools during classes with a view to achieve the desired goals and objectives.

Other dignitaries who spoke at the occasion included the Youths leader, Honourable Nasir Nuhu Rimi and women leader, Hajiya Ramatu Musa all thanked the Foundation for the kind gesture and promised to ensure compliance by monitoring and ensuring that the children are going to the schools.

Some of the beneficiaries, Ibrahim Abdullahi and Hauwa’u Usaini expressed their happiness and thanked the Foundation for the gesture assuring that, “We will use the money given to us to buy the uniforms and start going to the school.

The items distributed included books, sandals, school bags and N2000 cash to each of the beneficiaries for uniforms.

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