DOAM FOUNDATION EQUIP PUPILS OVER 1,500 WITH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2014
Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) equipped over 2,000 pupils in public schools located at Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA with educational materials worth over $24,000 USD to boost their academic performance as they return back to school from the long holidays.
Pupils of Wowo Primary School, Araromi Primary School, New Road Primary, Ajeromi Primary School and Oluwa Nursery and Primary School were the beneficiaries of DOAM Foundation’s Back to School programme. The Teachers were also not left out as Items such as school bags, water bottles, pens and exercise books were distributed to the happy children.
The Programme Manager of The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation-(DOAMF), Clare Henshaw, stated that “equipping school children with these essential educational materials can be comforting for many pupils. According to her, the back-to-school program is an opportunity to ensure that parents who struggle with meeting the basic supplies of their children have a sense of stability and inclusion. Henshaw also stated that, visitations to schools afforded the Foundation the opportunity to identify and reward intelligent pupils, including offering scholarships to the intelligent orphaned and vulnerable ones “.
She stated that over seven schools in Lagos, Imo and Edo States have benefitted from DOAM Foundation’s back to school program since 2012. She urged corporate organizations and philanthropists to imitate the gesture for good of the society.
On the selection of schools in Ajegunle, it is common knowledge that the community requires the support if both the government and corporate bodies to address the issue of poverty and infrastructure.
Present at the event were HRH Baale Kayode I.A Okunlola (JP , Akeresebierin II of Ibafon Town, the Education Secretary of the LGA, Honorable Adewale Adeogun, the Head Teachers of each School, including some parents.