Felicitates Foundation donates 8,000 exercise books to 1,577 pupils
Felicitates Foundation has donated 8,000 exercise books to 1,577 pupils in the seven primary schools in Nkpunano, Nsukka, in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The donation, the third since the foundation was set up three years ago in memory of Mrs. Felistas Ugwu, brings to 18,000 the total of exercise books donated to schools in the area. The initiative aims at providing at least five exercise books to each pupil in the benefiting schools.
Making the presentation on behalf of the foundation, a journalist and public relations practitioner, Ikem Okuhu, said the family decided to honour their mother by helping parents struggling to provide basic stationery for their children and wards in the area.
“When our mother was alive, she made providing for her neighbours, especially the poor in the community, her major task. Our family was such that, as hard as things were, food was considered something to be shared with everyone.”
As a means of sustaining this legacy, we decided in 2018 to make this donation yearly, knowing how much poor parents struggle to get their children through primary education,” he said.
He expressed delight that since the intervention began three years ago, school enrollment in the area has been on the increase. He urged public-spirited individuals and groups to join in revitalising public schools in the state.