Blossom Donates Uniforms To Indigent Students
STORY BY: AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM ( Lagos) Sponsored by: H&H
Africa Initiative, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) creating awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, on Wednesday donated free school uniforms to indigent primary school pupils in Lagos State.
August24news.com gathered that the group, which took the SDGs campaigns to Agidingbin Primary School, Ikeja, gave students with torn uniforms new dress.
The President of the group, Mr Tope Musowo, who led members of the initiative to the school, said that the group was moved seeing students wearing torn wornout uniforms to schools.
According to him, the group decided to provide school uniforms in its bid to contribute toward realisation of the SDGs.
“We are giving these uniforms to assist students whose parents are finding it difficult to change their wornout dress. We became worry seeing some of these students in this situation.
“Wearing wornout uniforms to schools has a way of affecting the psychology, emotion, self-esteem of these students, thereby affecting their students.
“It is poverty that makes students to go to school with tore uniform. We don’t just teach SDGs, we want to practise them.
“It is poverty for parents to see his children going to school bear foot and with torn uniform without doing anything about it, that is why we are doing this as our own contribution to the society.
“Government cannot do it all, well meaning Nigerians should rise up to ensure realisation of SDAs,” he said.
He said that the exercise would be replicated in other schools in fulfilment of the SDGs.
According to him, the gesture is to achieve goal one of the SDGs which has to do with ending poverty.
Musowo added: “The organisation is out to create awareness about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and to awaken the consciousness of our people towards their roles in the actualisation.
“We discover that one of the reasons why none of the Africa countries achieved the Millennium Development Goals is because the awareness was too low, that is why we are creating awareness about the SDGs .
“We are not just creating awareness we are also demonstrating what we are talking, that is why we are distributing free uniform for students.
In her response, Mrs Janet Agbebi, the Assistant Head Minstress of the school, who commended the group for the gesture, said it would go a long way to motivate the pupils.
According to Agbebi, some students do not come to school because their uniforms are in bad conditions.
Two of the beneficiaries, Miss Kadijat Mohammed and Master Ibrahim Rilwan commended the group for the gesture, saying it would help me to concentrate on their study.