In a bid to assist and provide better study environment to less privileged pupils and students in rural areas, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Delta Pikin Initiative in conjunction with Hilary Neots Foundation, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, donated some educational materials to assist over 500 pupils in Delta State.
They distributed school uniforms, bags, exercise books, sandals, food and other learning materials to over 500 pupils in Egbele Primary School, Ojiedi, Elume community in Sapele Local Government Area.
The gesture, which was well received by the pupils and staff, was tagged “Delta Pikin School Initiative.”
The Chief Executive Officer of the Delta Pikin Initiative, Ms Blessing Erhuvwu Enyamuke, also known as Beetasha, while presenting the materials to the pupils, explained that the motive behind the donation was to improve teaching and learning among the people of the community.
According to her, “I’m excited that we can be able to actualize this huge dream. The last time I came here, I saw pupils on barefoot, bad sandals, and bad uniforms, so with pain, we decided to meet with you and by His grace, we called it a success.
“Pupils, do not limit yourselves because you live in rural areas, you can also inspire, or aspire to become whatever you want to be in future, whether President, pilot, lawyer, engineer, and even doctor, but that can only be possible when you read your books, obey your parents, your teachers, and striving not to break your school rules and regulations.
Ms Enyamuke said her contributions to the educational lives of the pupils was to give the less privileged ones hope and to prepare them for future challenges.
Also, Pastor Dave Inoaghan, the Education Secretary, Sapele Local Government Education Authority, Delta State, heaped praises on the foundation for their efforts.
Inoaghan said: “I want to sincerely appreciate you all for this unbelievable feat, for the real initiative of lives touched, impacting and sacrifice of providing educational materials to all our learners of Egbele Primary School.
“This is a fresh approach to something, a new way of dealing with a problem. I deeply appreciate the initiatives and the foundations on behalf of Ojiedi community and Egbele Primary School. Once again, a big thanks for your love.”
Also, Mr. Efeakpor Fredrick, the headmaster of Egbele Primary School, Ojiedi, heaped praises on both the Delta Pikin and Neots Foundation for their efforts.
Efeakpor Fredrick said: “It is a pleasure meeting with these teams today, the Delta Pikin Initiatives and the Hillary Neots Foundation as well for presenting marker boards, sandals, biros, school uniforms, notebooks, and bags for the teachers in the school. We are so grateful for your donation and we are, indeed, happy for receiving you guys in our school today. As the adage says, ‘one hand can not remove lice from the head,’ and as the government keeps on doing its part for the educational enhancement, so with the humble plea, I urge you to keep flagging your good works of changingg lives.”
He also cautioned the pupils to make use of the opportunity by performing well in their educational endeavours and also remember the teams in their prayers.
The president/chairman of the Hillary Neots Foundation, Mr. Hillary Ashima, speaking on the occasion said: “I want to thank my colleague, Blessing Erhuvwu Enyamuke, the CEO of Delta Pikin, for being so supportive in the process and for allowing Hillary Neots Foundation to be part of this. For this is my second year of being with Delta Pikin Initiatives. I saw the deeds of Delta Pikin online and that attracted me to call the CEO of the initiatives, Blessing Erhuvwu Enyamuke, and promise to be on board on their next project.”
GbaramatuVoice writes that Delta Pikin Initiative was set up to assist children in rural areas by providing educational materials to them.