Nine Orphanages get 276,700 text, exercise books in Borno, Yobe
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has supported orphanage schools and centres with 276,700 text and exercise books in Borno and Yobe states.
According to the commission, 3, 910 pupils from the nine schools and centres were orphaned during the 13-year Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.
Distributing the learning materials, yesterday, in Maiduguri, the Borno State Coordinator of NEDC, Mohammed Umaru, disclosed: “The nine orphanage schools and centres include the Future Prowess with the highest pupils/students enrolment of 2, 084; NECT/TLC, Maiduguri with 346 pupils; Lafiya Sarari Learning Centre, Girl Child Concern with 355 enrolments and the Maiduguri Special School, Lamisula with 250 pupils.”
He added that the other four orphanages and schools in Sokoto and Kano have 351 enrolments.
Also, three other foundations were supported with 950 blankets and mats including 700 wrappers and Shadda clothes. They are Kano and El-Kanemi Orphanage Schools and the Yatim Care Foundation with enrolments of 201, 197 and 240 respectively.