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PEM Awards Scholarship to indigent students of YABATECH

By Chris Irekamba
22 May 2022   |   2:40 am
The leadership of PEM Foundation, last week, awarded scholarships to four indigent students of the School of Arts, Design and Printing, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) at its office in Yaba, Lagos.

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The leadership of PEM Foundation, last week, awarded scholarships to four indigent students of the School of Arts, Design and Printing, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) at its office in Yaba, Lagos.

Presenting the awards to the students — Oladehinde Abayomi (ND), Adefila Toluwanimi Joshua (ND), Moyosore Ebenezer (ND) and Monica Obasi (HND) — the founder of the foundation, Pastor Bimpe Mfon, disclosed that the foundation was inaugurated in April 2009 to sustain the legacies of her late husband, Eskor Mfon, a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), who died 15 years ago at the age of 54.

She noted that the scholarship is in fulfilment of her late husband’s dream of empowering the younger generation to effectively play leadership roles later in life. She disclosed that the late pastor had a passion for the arts.

Narrating how the journey started at the City of David (RCCG) in Lagos, Pastor Bimpe said: “My late husband empowered many youths in the choir and by the grace of God, they are all doing well in their respective fields. He loved the choir so much that he became the chief choirmaster. In the choir of the church, then, were Victor Odetunde, Adeola Adeyemi, Nathaniel Bassey, Victoria Orinze and Taiwo Roberts, among others.”

According to her, the vision of the foundation is to ensure that Nigerian youths with creative minds are equipped to reach their potential, irrespective of their social or economic status.

“We are out to help creative young people achieve their potential through need-based scholarship, mentorship and networking opportunities that would benefit them,” she said.

The founder disclosed that the scholarship would cover tuition fees until the students graduate from school.

Responding to the award, Dean of the School of Arts, Design and Printing, Dr. Pius Egiolamhen, said: “We have a lot of indigent students among us and we have been trying our best to help them meet up with their finances, so, that we can develop them educationally. And when this opportunity came, we were so glad and we received it with thanks.”

The only female student among them, Monica Obasi, who responded on behalf of others, commended the foundation for the scholarship.

The school’s Sub-Dean, Dr. (Mrs.) Odun Orimolade, was among the guests that graced the event.