The PENGASSAN Women Commission Lagos Zone has donated study materials to some schools in Lagos, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and back-to-school project.
The benefiting schools were Oworonshoki Nursery/Primary School; Mosafejo Nursery & Primary School; Local Government Nursery & Primary School; Muslim Mission School and Ayeroju Nur/Primary School, all in Oworonshoki, Lagos.
The Chairperson of the commission, Nikki Duru, told pressmen that it was the association’s way of giving back to society.
“We want every child to be educated since government cannot do it alone. We want the children to know that service to humanity is a service to Divinity. When they grow older, they would replicate this gesture to the next generation,” she asserted.
Duru, who is also the National Chairperson of PENGASSAN, added, “We also recognised teachers because we believe that the rewards of teachers are not in heaven, but it starts here. After now, we shall partner with the Oworonshoki Secondary School to set up a study programme targeting JSS3 & SS3 and give the outstanding one scholarship.”
On her part, the Group Chairperson of PWC at NNPC Ltd, Hannah Omeje, said the essence of awards to the best teachers and students was just to appreciate them and motivate them to do better.
“Aside from academics, we organise children at different locations and also visit elderly homes and offer them gifts and items, still as a way to encourage them,” she remarked.
According to Omeje, teachers should ensure that school pupils are not denied items donated, adding that they maximise the opportunity to boost scholarships.
“The teachers should keep the good works alive. Their reward is not only in heaven but it starts here,” she maintained.
Responding, the Head Teacher of Oworonshoki Nursery/Primary School, Mrs Oyalabu Adeola, said, “The children here are less privileged, whose parents cannot afford to buy even a book or pen. So, we appreciate these noble women and ask for more.
“What we do here is to go and fish them out across all nooks and crannies of the state under our project zero. Everything is fully paid for by the state government. We shall keep offering the best to them.”