A non-governmental organisation, Leader Joe 1808 Foundation, in partnership with the Beraka Better Life Foundation have provided scholarship for 40 pupils in Sokoto state.
The pupils consisting of 10 males and 30 females were drawn from different primary schools across the state.
Owner of the Foundation, Leader Joseph Onus, at the scholarship presentation on Tuesday in Sokoto said the beneficiaries also included pupils with disabilities.
“Education in Nigeria cannot be for the government alone, private organizations can also support in any way possible which is why we are in Sokoto today to provide scholarship to 40 pupils.”
“40 pupils including those with disabilities benefitted from the schools where they are “”drawn from are A.A. Raji Primary and Secondary School, Gwiwa Model Primary School and Kalambaina Primary School
“We have also used the event to Launch the Back2School Project with the objective to Make Education available to all with a start from the grassroots so as to learn, read grow,” he said.
Speaking further, Onus appealed to parents and community leaders to ensure that the gesture is sustained to encourage more enrollment for the girl child.
He also called for collaboration with the government for more funding especially for primary education in the state.
In his response, the traditional ruler of Gwiwa, in Wamakko, Alh. Aliyu Barade, commended the organizers for bringing the project to his town.
He also asked for continuity and further cooperation from the organization and the representative of the state government and an extension to other communities in the state, while urging pupils who were issued scholarships to study hard and utilise the opportunity to learn.