HUMANITARIAN GESTURE OF ADESUWA OSAGIE FOUNDATION AT ST. MATTHIAS BOYS PRIMARY SCHOOL, FORESYTHE STREET, LAGOS ISLAND.
BRIEF REPORT ON ADESUWA OSAGIE FOUNDATION DONATION OF SCHOOL MATERIALS TO THE PUPILS OF SAINT MATTHIAS BOYS PRIMARY SCHOOL, LAGOS ISLAND, LAGOS, NIGERIA ON 10TH OF MAY, 2022
The Adesuwa Osagie Foundation in its quest to impact lives of indigent students across Nigeria carried out its first project at the St. Matthias Boys Primary School, Lagos Island, Lagos. A team from the Foundation led by Mr. Emmanuel Adeyemi who is the Project Coordinator of the organization and Barr. Stanley Mudjere, Legal/Compliance Manager of the organization arrived at the school at 10:30 am. After a brief meeting with the Headteacher of the School the team proceeded to meet with the students in their various classrooms where a brief introduction of members of the team and the organization was done. After the introduction, the team commenced distribute of the school materials which include school bags, note books, biros, pencils and erasers. The beneficiaries of the school materials are student from primary one to primary six. The entire student population of the school benefitted from the donations. The Headteacher on behalf of the teachers received 40 copies of note books and certain number of biros. The materials were distributed to the students according to their classes. The distribution was concluded at about 1:30 pm. It is interesting to note that no student was left out of the distribution. Upon conclusion of the distribution of the school materials, the headteacher and her assistant appreciated the Adesuwa Osagie Foundation for the gesture. Also, two students, Muiz Kazeem and Taruk Francis on behalf of the entire students thanked the organization for considering them for the gesture and impacting their study through the school materials they have received from the organization. The team took photographs with the teachers and students to round off the activities for the day.
Adesuwa Osagie Foundation is a Not-For-Profit-Making Organization which was established for the purpose of reaching out to indigent young Nigerian people particularly those in primary and secondary school. As a Non-Governmental Organization, our goals include providing strong educational support for impoverished or underprivileged families in Nigeria. A lot of Nigerian youths are brilliant, willing and ready to attain formal education that will in turn set them on the path of fulfilling their dreams but many of these youths lacks capacity to attain their educational dreams due to poverty, Adesuwa Osagie Foundation is bridging the gaps by providing supplemental education to these talented students in areas such as skill acquisition on vocational profitable activities, computer training, information communication technology, sports, and other recreational activities. Adesuwa Osagie Foundation is providing scholarships to cover costs of school uniforms, shoes, and other school-related expenses for those youths who sincerely desire to acquire quality education but are constrained as a result of being underprivileged. In view of the above, Adesuwa Osagie Foundation visited a public school, St. Matthias Boys Primary School in Lagos Island to donate some school supplies which are fundamental materials to the pupil of this government public primary school. The items donated to the pupils include different types of Notebooks, writing material such as pencils, biros, erasers and pencil sharpeners. As the team members of Adesuwa Osagie Foundation move from one class to the other in a one-on-one encounter with the pupils, placing these items on their hands, looking straight into their eyes, the joy on the faces of these kids was evident as that of hope in despair. They received the material with so much enthusiasm as those that are being remembered for good. This kind gesture goes a long way as to positively affecting the pupils emotionally, mentally and psychologically. It is a means of encouraging them to be punctual in school and to also let them know that they are not forgotten in the pursuit of their educational dreams and that Adesuwa Osagie Foundation is dedicated to supporting dreams such as theirs.