A non-governmental organisation in Kano state, Initiative for the Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse, Orphans and Less-privileged (ISSOL) on Wednesday gave scholarships to about 70 girl-child orphans in the state.
The intervention is targeting orphans in primary schools as part of the Initiative’s effort of supporting girl child education, especially those from less-privileged families.
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Each of the 70 beneficiaries was given an ATM card after opening bank accounts for them containing N33,000.
Speaking while disbursing the cards to the parents of the beneficiaries, the chairman of the NGO, Barrister Sadiya Adamu Aliyu, said the scholarship is a tripartite intervention between ISSOL, the state government and some external donor agencies.
“The beneficiaries are girls, all orphans in primary schools between the ages of three and 10. We have granted this scholarship to 70 of them so far, we have submitted the list of 200 of them, so more will still benefit”, she said.