Pupils in Epe schools get bags, books, others
A young entrepreneur, Olabosun Bakare, has distributed 5,000 bags and other learning materials to public schools across three local councils and the Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in the Epe region of the state, as part of efforts to boost learning.
The bags handed over to the pupils across Epe and Eredo local councils, as well as Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area (LCDA), were stocked with books totalling 45,000 and other materials to ease their learning.
Bakare said that the welcome backpacks were to facilitate the beneficiaries’ hitch-free academic journey, as well as help the pupils concentrate on their studies after the harsh economic environment occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak.
He said the Aspiring Generation Foundation (AGF Foundation) has, through its activities, continued to ensure that school children concentrate on their studies while relieving their parents of the burden of procuring school bags and other learning materials.
He added that pupils from over 28 schools across the three councils benefited from the foundation’s outreach, just as he promised that more would be done to boost learning across the Epe division.
“I understand the poverty level in the country and how families are daily struggling, but we have to also face the reality. Looking at the Nigerian situation now, there is no work anywhere, and I am looking at how people can be self-sufficient through skills acquisition. We will be venturing into an empowerment programme for youths, teaching them different skills that would make them employers of labour rather than jobseekers,” he explained.
He listed the schools that have benefitted from the exercise to include St. Joseph Primary School Itokin; St. Agnes Primary School, Orugbo; RCM Primary School Keti; RCM Primary School Igbogun; RCM Primary School Agbowa; UPE Primary School Iganke; UPE Primary School Odoayadelu; LG Primary School Ikosi; RCM Primary School Ejinrin, and ZI Primary School 1 Epe.
Aside from the educational outreach, the entrepreneur noted that his foundation was also managing orphans, responsible for their welfare and education.
According to him, about 17 orphans are being cared for.