In a “back to school” initiative of the Joseph Edet’s project, over a thousand students have been reached as direct beneficiaries of the organization’s scholarship and other educational support program.
This was achieved in a week long tour led by the chairman of the organization, Mr Joseph Lashakara Edet, even to some schools situated in rural communities across the state.
Edet who is the Managing Director of Summit Hills Development Estate and Acting Managing Director of the Garment Factory, described the event as a necessary priority in the list of his schedule which he said is a means of providing succor and hope for the poor and vulnerable kids who are forced to stay at home for inability to pay fees and/or acquire educational materials.
“Ours is simple, let’s give these little kids hope by supporting them the little way we can, that way, we are helping to build a future for our state and country”, he said this while adopting a kid who has been forced to repeat twice for failure to pay fees that will enable him sit for promotional exams.
Amongst payment of fees for over a thousand kids, the organization also gave scholarships to best students across all classes in each of the schools visited as a way of encouraging hardwork, commitment and healthy competition amongst peers.
Others were given uniforms, school sandals, exercise books, while the teachers were also appreciated for the service of grooming the little ones.