Beellahy Foundation has donated school bags and books to pupils of Central Primary School and Ikeja Primary School in Ikeja to mark the International Day of Education.
Hajia Adenike Erinoso, Executive Director/ Founder of the foundation stated this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
The International Day of Education is set aside to give value to education.
The United Nations adopted January 24 as the global Day to celebrate the role of education in building global peace and sustainable development.
Erinoso said that the foundation, through its partners, deemed it fit to empower pupils of these schools who could not afford school bags and books
“Going to school without bags and books is just like a farmer going to farm without a hoe and a cutlass.
“This is all about our mission and passion to change the sad narratives of the indigent.
“You need to see the happiness on their faces after receiving the bags and books.
“It arouses their dignity, learning, and intellectual abilities among their peers,” Erinoso said.
The executive director said that the goal of the foundation, which is appropriately couched in their slogan, is to bridge the socio-economic gap in the society.
She said that 255 pupils benefitted from the empowerment.
She expressed gratitude to the foundation’s partners Learn Africa Plc. Mrs.Adebisi Oluwatosin of Smiley Foundation and Texodus Integrated Services Ltd and Maple leaf pre3ss limited for making the empowerment programme possible.
She appealed for more support and partners to enable the foundation get across more people.