FCT less priv­i­leged pupils re­ceive schol­ar­ship, writ­ing aids

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

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.

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