24th September, 2012
Omolewa Ahmed, wife of Nigeria’s Kwara State Governor, on Monday said that she would take full responsibility for the education of some 30 indigent primary school pupils in the state.
She made this known in Malete while flagging off the “Adopt a Child to School” programme promoted by her organisation, LEAH Charity Foundation.
She said that the pupils would remain with their parents while the foundation would take responsibility for their primary school education, adding that the gesture was also aimed at complementing the free and compulsory primary education policy of the state government.
“We are concerned about the future of our children because we believe that grooming them today will ensure a better society that we all crave for tomorrow”, she said.
Ahmed said that the beneficiaries were orphans and children of the less privileged in different public primary schools in the area.
She assured that a similar gesture would be extended to other communities in the state and urged wealthy individuals in the society to support the needy in their communities.
The 30 Omolewa Ahmed Scholars and 300 other pupils were given school bags, uniform, sandals and writing materials by the foundation. (NAN)