Helpline foun­da­tion tasked on less priv­i­leged

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Eseohe Eb­hota

A non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion based in Abuja, Helpline Foun­da­tion for the Needy, has been called upon to part­ner with Non In­di­genes Eth­nic Par­lia­ment and other rel­e­vant non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions with a view to pro­vid­ing a vi­able plat­form for the less priv­i­leged in the so­ci­ety.

Specif­i­cally, the Pres­i­dent of Non In­di­genes Eth­nic Par­lia­ment, Prince Raph Cle­ment, said Helpline Foun­da­tion has as­sisted in­di­gent stu­dents across dif­fer­ent eth­nic groups to ob­tain ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion through awards of schol­ar­ship, not­ing that wid­ows from the six area coun­cils in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory have equally ben­e­fited from the foun­da­tion’s ges­ture.

While pre­sent­ing an award of ex­cel­lence to the pres­i­dent of Helpline Foun­da­tion, Mrs. Ju­mai Ah­madu, Mr Cle­ment re­vealed that one of the aims of Non In­di­genes Eth­nic Par­lia­ment is to build a com­mu­nity of young pro­fes­sion­als, pas­sion­ate and ready to con­trib­ute to so­cio eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal change in Nige­ria, and to com­bat the so­cial ills fac­ing the coun­try where youths are as­so­ci­ated with vices such as hooli­gan­ism, cultism and drug traf­fick­ing.

“It is in the light of the above that we seek part­ner­ship with Helpline Foun­da­tion for the Needy to har­ness and look for pos­si­ble ways we can work to­gether to achieve this noble and laud­able course,” he af­firmed.

Re­spond­ing, Mrs. Ah­madu, ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the recog­ni­tion, even as she promised to do more in the ed­u­ca­tion of the less priv­i­leged chil­dren who are or­phaned by HIV/AIDS.

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