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Abuja Ro­tary of­fers schol­ar­ship to 60 dis­placed Chi­bok chil­dren

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The Ro­tary Club of Abuja and the Aunty Jumoke Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion have of­fered full schol­ar­ship to 60 chil­dren dis­placed as a re­sult of the in­sur­gency in the North East.

The 47 pupils and 13 sec­ondary school stu­dents were se­lected from the In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) camp in Pegi Com­mu­nity, Kuje in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT).

The schol­ar­ship scheme cov­ers tu­ition, school bags, ex­er­cise books, school uni­forms and other school charges for the chil­dren, many of whom have been out of school for two years.

The club as­sures of the scheme’s an­nual re­newal un­til they are re-in­te­grated into their home com­mu­ni­ties in Borno state.

Pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club of Abuja, Mrs. Ola­jumoke Okpo, ap­pealed to mem­bers of the public to part­ner with the Club to pro­vide spon­sor­ship for more chil­dren.

On the ini­ti­a­tion Mrs Okpo noted that the Foun­da­tion and the club adopted the camp af­ter a sur­vey. “The Board of Di­rec­tors of the Club ap­proved and vis­ited this com­mu­nity and de­cided to spon­sor 60 of the chil­dren of N10,000per child for the 2015/2016 aca­demic year,” she ex­plained.

The Dis­trict Gover­nor, Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional, Dis­trict 9125, Nige­ria, Dr. Mike Omo­to­sho in his ad­dress said, “It is ap­palling that over 11mil­lion chil­dren have been out of school for two years due to in­sur­gency. Ku­dos to the club, the Foun­da­tion for this great in­ter­ven­tion.”

The Prin­ci­pal of Gov­ern­ment Sec­ondary School, Pegi, Mr. Muhammed Yakubu com­mended the Club for its ef­forts in em­pow­er­ing the chil­dren who stopped school due to in­sur­gency.

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