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Entrepreneur fetes kids on birthday, pays fees of 596 pupils


Akpoti playing with the kids

Akpoti playing with the kids

THE proprietor of Builder Hub Impact Investment Project (BHIIP), Natasha Akpoti, on Wednesday hosted pupils from four primary schools in her hometown of Ihima in Okehi local government area of Kogi State to mark her 36th birthday. The event, held at the premises of Demonstration Primary School, Obeiba Ihima, was attended by parents, teachers, pupils and some notable members of the community. 

At the event, the social entrepreneur and philanthropist celebrated the day with less privileged children of her grassroots community and invested towards their education by paying the whole year school fees for 596 pupils of five primary schools, namely Demonstration Primary School Obeiba, INA School (Inare uvete) Obeiba, INA School (Inare eba) Obeiba, St. Paul Primary School Obeiba and Central Primary School Obeiba, all in Ihima community of Okehi LGA.

Pastor Jacob Jimoh, head teacher of Demonstration School Obeiba, received the cheque on behalf of the authorities of the four beneficiary schools. The cheque is expected to cater for one year school fees of over 500 pupils from five schools. The second term fees of pupils from Demonstration Primary School were paid for while pupils from the remaining four schools got a whole year school fees paid.

Speaking with newsmen, Natasha said she was a product of good education that believes in encouraging same especially among the less privileged. “I am a product of education and hardship. I understand what it means to toil; I understand what it means to be hopeless in a way. I am doing this to send a message to our leaders that there is much they can do for the children.”

Natasha, who recalled the difficulties in paying her school fees during her days in the university, also acknowledged the divine blessings in her life over the years. “Paying the school fees for about 500 pupils is much. I don’t have much but celebrating children is celebrating education. I believe every child that I assist will give back to the community when they grow up.”

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