Okpe group donates learning materials to pupils
A group, Okpe Union North America (OUNA) has donated Mathematics and English textbooks to primary school pupils in Okpe and Sapele local councils of Delta State.
It said the move was to help pupils desirous of qualitative education but in a fix owing to their parents’ financial predicament.
OUNA’s President General, Mr. Edward Ederaine, in a statement in Asaba, advised Okpe community leaders to be united and sincere in the quest to better the primary schools on account of their importance to the future of the people.
According to him, “we decided to distribute the textbooks worth millions of naira to pupils of Ethiope Primary School, Okirigwre, Sapele, to elevate their needs. We have also visited Umiaghwa Primary School, Oviri Okpe Primary School, Adeje, Oyenke, Ikeresan, Ekoko Primary School and many others in Sapele and other Okpe communities.”
He continued: “My advice to Okpe leaders is for them be united and sincere to themselves on the need to develop our children who are tomorrow’s leaders, because the primary school is a very important institution that can help the Okpe nation out of the current suffering that our people are subjected to.
“We decided to give out textbooks to schools because many parents are not able to afford them. We are from this community and we know that many Okpe people are suffering and we want the pupils to have a solid foundation.”
Responding, former chairman of Okirigwre community, Dickson Omoraka, commended the donors, stating: “It will bring succour to the parents that can not afford to buy text books for their children.
“I want to thank them for their intervention as the children have access to books and we really appreciate their efforts. I want to also use this medium to implore other Okpe people to emulate this kind gesture.”
Also speaking, the Headmistress of Ethiope Primary School, Okirigwre, Mrs. Agino, appreciated the North American group for the assistance, adding: “I am very happy because many parents are not able to provide Mathematics and English textbooks for their children.”
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