Sanomi Foundation presents N.3 m to pupils in Ughelli
By Ojeni Emuobonuvie
The Dickson Sanomi Foundation, an NGO, Friday, January 20, 2017 presented a cash gift of N300,000 for the provision of textbooks, school uniforms, school bags for 30 pupils of Oharisi Model Primary School, Ughelli.
Presenting the cash gift, Mr. Michael Onyenedjo who represented the NGO said the money was not meant to be shared among the pupils but to be used for the purpose listed. He urged parents and guardians to be committed to the educational upbringing of their wards.
He stressed that the fund would be in the custody of the school authority for appropriate provision of the educational needs of the pupils as stated earlier.
The Education Secretary of Ughelli North LGA, Mr Peter Emazobi thanked the Foundation for its gesture noting that the donation would go a long way to ameliorating the sufferings of the less privileged.
The Chief Inspector of Education in Ughelli, Mrs Ighovbota W. also thanked the Foundation and advised to also play their role for the upbringing of the children in appreciation of the complementary role played by the NGO.
In an interview, Mr. Micahel Onyenedjo said the Foundation has been functional for over a decade across the nation but had not been on ground in Delta state.
According to him, the gesture was an annual event with at least ten beneficiaries yearly. Asked for the goal of the Foundation, he said it is in obedience to a divine call on Mr. Dickson Sanomi and his lineage to be kind and provide care for children all their life time.
Head teacher of the school, Comrade Enayemo Vincent earlier in an opening speech commended the Foundation for the initiative and thanked parents and guardian who came to witness the presentation. He hoped that the NGO would continue the gesture to impact on more of the less privileged children attain their educational heights.
On behalf of the parents and guardians, Mrs. Olubordu Rita expressed gratitude to the NGO and prayed God to give them the strength to continue in the humanitarian task they have set fro themselves.