EBF donates school bags, uniforms, stationeries to students in Okerenkoko
By Faith Madogwe
A non-profit organisation, Ernest Bebenimibo Foundation (EBF) on Friday distributed educational materials to schools in Okerenkoko community, Gbaramatu kingdom in Delta state, as part of the second phase of its annual Street2School Programme.
The foundation has been distributing educational items such as school bags, branded exercise books, sandals, pencils, pens, erasers and sharpeners, as part of the foundation’s educational support for school resumption annually.
About 500 students and pupils were presented with educational materials at the Okerenkoko Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in Okerenkoko Town.
The visit was led by its founder, Deacon Ernest Bebenimibo and his wife, Loveth Bebenimibo, as they were received in the schools by the excited pupils, students and management of both nursery, primary and secondary schools respectively.
Bebenimibo who appreciated the sponsors of the foundation, told GbaramatuVoice that he was born and brought up in the community and did his primary school there.
He explained that having passed through the difficulty in accessing basic education; he became inspired by the Holy Ghost to return to the community and donate to the children in other to motivate them and to facilitate their learning system in this school.
However, the Vice Principal of Okerenkoko Secondary School, Mrs Oweiotuebi Elakumor, expressed appreciation to the foundation. She however, outlined some other challenges confronting the school.
Also, speaking at the visit was Chief Promise Lawuru, who is a friend to the Convener. He praised Ernest Bebenimibo foundation for the initiative.
He stressed that Bebenimibo has been doing well when it comes to giving back to the society. He therefore prayed for God to expand him more so he can do more for other communities and society in general.
Meanwhile, the pupils and students of both the primary and secondary schools respectively while receiving the school items expressed delight, appreciating the Foundation for the kind gesture.
Present at the event were: Chief Promise Lawuru, SSA to the Governor of Delta state; Ambassador John Ware Dekawei, the PRO of Okerenkoko Community; Chief Simeon Bebenimibo CEO/MD Bibobra Global Services amongst others.
It would be recalled that the first phase of this year’s Street2School programme took place on the 20th and 21st of September, 2022, in Bayelsa and Edo State, where thousands of students benefited from the Foundation’s largesse.