FCT less privileged pupils receive scholarship, writing aids
Forty pupils of LEA Junior Secondary School Kuchingoro, Abuja, Tuesday, received scholarship from a church, His Treasure House International Ministries, Abuja.
The church also donated writing and instructional materials to about 500 pupils in the school and two other schools including the CAPWD School for People with Special Needs Karmajiji.
The church’s senior pastor, Godwin Uwuba’men, while addressing journalists said its high time churches started touching peoples’ lives in practical ways in addition to preaching the gospel.
The cleric said it is the third year since the church started donating to schools in the month of September as the children were returning to school to make the burden a bit lighter for their parents.
“There is little or nothing the church should think about doing apart from reaching out to their communities with the word of Jesus and in practical terms also, touching their lives with things that are practical,” he said.
He added that the community should be able to feel the impact of the church while he appealed to the teachers to put the materials to good use.
Shuaibu H. Ahmed, the head teacher in CAPWD School for People with Special Needs Karmajiji, while commending the church for its effort, said the materials would assist the children in their academic pursuit.
“I was overwhelmed because some of the children don’t have writing materials and their parents can’t afford them. This would go a long way in stopping the children from begging on the streets,” he said.