Group spends N5m to ed­u­cate or­phans

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - By Mau­reen Onochie

Faith of Hope So­ci­ety (71NG) of the Methodist Cathe­dral of Unity Abuja has ear­marked about N5 mil­lion yearly to spon­sor or­phans to schools.

Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists dur­ing the 9th an­nual fund rais­ing din­ner in sup­port of the Christ Ed­u­ca­tion Fund for Or­phans (CEFO) re­cently in Abuja, Chair­man Board of Trustees of the so­ci­ety, Engi­neer Abim­bola Odu­biyi, said the fund had been in ex­is­tence since 2001 and had spon­sored 67 or­phans to ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions.

He said some or­phans were also trained in skills ac­qui­si­tion, adding that about nine ben­e­fi­cia­ries have grad­u­ated from var­i­ous ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try.

On his part, pres­i­dent of the so­ci­ety, Ja­cob Oduy­oye, said the aim of the schol­ar­ship scheme was to ac­tu­alise the aca­demic dreams of or­phans, hence there was no prej­u­dice in the se­lec­tion of ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

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