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BakareBridge Foundation seeks better well-being for underprivileged in rural communities

By Moyosore Salami, Ibadan
20 September 2022   |   2:53 am
The BakareBridge Foundation, a charity organisation with focus on general well-being and educational development of children, especially girl-child in low-income underserved communities, has urged Nigerians, governments and private institutions to do more for underprivileged children in rural areas to bridge the gap in development.

The BakareBridge Foundation, a charity organisation with focus on general well-being and educational development of children, especially girl-child in low-income underserved communities, has urged Nigerians, governments and private institutions to do more for underprivileged children in rural areas to bridge the gap in development.

The Foundation, which at the weekend held its ninth yearly edition of its ‘Bringing Class to the Class’ programme, featured three mentors discussing the importance of education with children and parents of the undeserved community of Orita-Aperin and its environs in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, with the theme – ‘The Future Starts Now.’ 
 


The three mentors were the Group Managing Director of Fusion Group and a winner of the Eko100 Women award from Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Oluwatoyin Aiyedun; a retired Comptroller of Nigerian Custom Service (NCS), Adegboyega Jelil Sanni and a retired secondary school principal, Mrs. Olufunmike Adepoju.
 
According to the founder, Mr. Nurudeen Bakare, the foundation is focused on intervening in the often-neglected underserved communities, which are prone and known for high crime rates, violence, poverty, maternal and infant mortality. 

He said: “The foundation’s projects are centred around challenges of people in poor neighbourhoods. At BakareBridge Foundation, we understand that a significant portion of the Nigerian population live in poverty ravaged underserved low-income communities, and many families living in such condition are far from reaching their dreams; so the foundation strives at all times to provide for them the much-needed resources and motivation to reach their full potentials.”
 
In their speeches, the mentors recognised the negative impacts of poverty and illiteracy on the quality of life in such communities, but extensively discussed about how education and good parenting can bring the best out of children from the poor communities.
 
The foundation promised to continue its annual free six-month comprehensive classes for students of the poor communities preparing for NECO/WAEC as well as UTME. The top students from the programme are awarded higher institution scholarships and enjoy mentorship from the foundation’s mentors throughout their study.

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