Foundation distributes materials to primary school pupils in Kaduna

Posted by Garba Muhammad, Kaduna | 29 November 2019 | 1,440 times

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The Bilkisu Abba Ibrahim (BAI) Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has distributed about 2,000 school materials to public primary schools in the Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The materials were exercise books, color pencils, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpners and rulers.

The promoter and CEO of the foundation, Hajiya Bilkisu Abba Ibrahim, said the gesture is to complement the state governments school reforms aimed at improving quality of education.

She said the foundation’s vision is to have a society where less privileged children access a quality education is not denied; a society that helps to create enabling environment where women achieve their dreams.

She said the foundation is mainly targeting pupils of the less privileged who make over 90 percent of those in public school and empowerment of women and youths in the society.

The foundation had in June 2019 empowered 25 women corn roasters with seed money, umbrella and stool to boost their trade.

“Today, we are distributing 489 color pencils, 940 pencils, 462 rulers and 917 exercise books to pupils of Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) primary school, Ungwan Rimi and Ungwan Kudu,” the founder said during the distribution at Ungwan Kudu Primary School where the pupils of the two schools gathered.

Headmistress of Ungwan Kudu Primary School, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed, while commending the foundation for providing the materials, called on well-meaning individuals, communities corporate, non-governmental organization and development partners to support the state government educational reform aimed at improving standard of education in the state.

“If communities will emulate BAI foundation, at least 80% of poverty will be eradicated in this country,” she stated.

•BAI Foundation distributing materials to primary school pupils in Kaduna. PHOTO: Garba Muhammad/News Express

Source: News Express

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