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Foundation empowers students in FCT

President of Women of Glory, Abuja chapter, Cynthia Okoye gives N500,000 cheque to the school
President of Women of Glory, Abuja chapter, Cynthia Okoye gives N500,000 cheque to the school

A non-profit, non-denominational and faith-based charitable organisation/fellowship of women from different walks of life, Women of Glory Foundation, recently paid a visit to LEA Primary School Jahi in Abuja to extend a helping hand to the students and the community at large.

The foundation, which was birthed in 2016, has been visiting the school since 2018.

Speaking at the event, the President of Women of Glory, Abuja chapter, Cynthia Okoye, said the visit was in keeping with the mandate of the foundation which is to support less privileged women and children in society.

“Our vision is to empower the vulnerable in society, especially women and the children,” she said.

“In 2018, we decided to support families who couldn’t pay their children’s school fees going forward.

“Since then, we have supported 50 children every year to ensure they go to school.

“We started this project in 2018 and we are back here in a new season in 2021.

“Through this education outreach, we provide books, and cater for some of the pupil’s school fees.”

The pupils are in a happy mood

Okoye went further to explain the future plans of the foundation to work on getting proper teaching materials, desks and tables for the children, before moving to other schools with the initiative.

She presented a cheque of N500,000, courtesy of the foundation, to the Head Teacher, Mrs Arhanmhunde Edith, to take care of the school fees for 50 students.

Other items shared included school bags, stationery and snacks.

A delighted Arhanmhunde describing the visit as “heartwarming”, thanked the foundation for all their efforts on behalf of the staff and pupils of the school.

“This visit gladdens my heart and I am grateful to Women of Glory Foundation and their contributions to this school.

“For a while now they have been supporting some pupils in the school with their fees and providing stationeries to the students,” she said.

During an interview with a few of the students benefiting from the scholarship scheme, Rahinatu Abdulhamid, in Basic 5, was in tears of joy, as she tried to explain how the intervention of WOG had brought joy to her.

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