Over 200 Orphans have benefiteed from educational support programme sponsored by a Non-Governmental organisation, Corps D’Progressive in Kogi state.
President of the organisation, Bashir Salawudeen, who disclosed this at the press parley in Lokoja on Tuesday during its 20th year anniversary said within the next 12 months, additional 100 orphans and 20 schools across the state would be included in the schemes.
Salawudeen urged cooperate bodies and individuals to partner with the organisation to enrich the lives of the less privileged.
According to him, “From 1999 to date, Corps De Progressive has organised secondary school quiz competition, inter school debate, guidance and counseling talks, campaign against examination malpractices, advocacy on the dangers of drugs abuse. We have created a new generation of young professionals with critical skill set and values to transform our communities, state and country.
“This group has inspired over 100 people to seek and attain post secondary education and they have added to the pool of human resources available. We have supported 10 schools in Kogi state through the provision of instructional materials.
“Our Education Support Programmes has also provided bursary and tuition fees for several indigent students in secondary schools. Some still enjoy our financial supports in pursuit of their tertiary institutions program.
“In the next one year, our Education Support Programme will be invigorated to reach more school. In furtherance of this, 20 schools in Kogi will be selected to benefit from the scheme. We hope to have 20 Indigent students selected as the first full time beneficiaries of our secondary school tuitions support programme.
“We shall be scaling up our Adopt -an-orphan Programme by seeking more involvement by individuals, government and corporate organizations to reach more orphans in the state.”