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Touch-A-Life gives scholarship to indigent students in public schools

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Touch-A-Life (TAL) is an 18-year non-profit making organization founded by Dr. Bose Durojaiye. The group, which has been assisting indigent students and the less- privileged by transforming lives and communities, recently, held its public speaking and mathematics/science competition, at Ikeja Grammar School, Bolade Oshodi., where over 40 government secondary schools from six districts were in attendance.

The competition had 12 winners from the two sections, three winners of different schools from the public- speaking section. They spoke on ‘Internet: A blessing or a curse.’ They were presented with certificates, tablets and cash prices, while eight winners in the mathematics/science section of different schools were also awarded certificates, tablets and cash prices.

The overall winners from the sections, Emmanuella Perry , an SS2 student of CMS Girls’ Senior Grammar School and Eke Emmanuel, an SS3 student of Kuje Secondary School, Agboju, were given cheques of N500,000 each and a university scholarship to study in any tertiary institution of their choice in Nigeria.

Emmanuel said his parents, who did not have the money to send him to a private school any longer, enrolled him in the Kuje Secondary School, Agboju. The young star said he wants to study Medicine and Surgery in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

He was grateful to the group for giving him the opportunity to excel.

Emmanuella Perry , who said she wants to study Nursing Science in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), thanked the organisation for giving her the opportunity.

Durojaiye said: “In Touch-A-Life Foundation, we are out to help people, who cannot help themselves and not people who already have the means to care for themselves or have the means to send their wards to a better school. We inspire and build students, who have lost hope in life.”

The group gives indigent students university scholarships, provides opportunities and trains them.


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