Prin­ci­pal seeks spon­sor­ship for or­phans in spe­cial needs school

The Punch - - EDUCATION - Tunde Oyekola

The Prin­ci­pal of the Kwara State School for Spe­cial Needs, Ilorin, Al­haja Fausat Aroye­hun, has ap­pealed to phi­lan­thropists and other well-mean­ing in­di­vid­u­als to take up the spon­sor­ship of or­phans in the school.

Aroye­hun re­cently made the ap­peal in Ilorin, cap­i­tal of the state.

She said, “We want to ap­peal to phi­lan­thropists to take up the spon­sor­ship of the ed­u­ca­tion of the or­phans. We have four of them here in our pri­mary and sec­ondary schools and we are look­ing for those that will take up their ed­u­ca­tion. They are bril­liant pupils. We shall be glad if some­body of­fers to spon­sor one of them up to univer­sity level.”

Aroye­hun also ap­pealed to phi­lan­thropists to as­sist the school by do­nat­ing more build­ings in the school, stress­ing that the school, which is solely funded by the state govern­ment, was in need of shel­ter for its pupils.

In his speech, the Oloba of eju land, Al­haji Ma­roof Afo­layan, who also pre­sented food items and toi­le­ter­ies to the pupils, said that he would con­sider the prin­ci­pal’s re­quest.

Promis­ing to in­ter­vene by pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ship awards to the pupils and pro­vid­ing teach­ing and learn­ing aids, he said the ges­ture had no po­lit­i­cal coloura­tion and added that it was his own way of giv­ing back to.

“Rather than spend­ing money on friv­o­lous things, l im­plore all well-mean­ing res­i­dents of Kwara State to com­mit their re­sources to im­pact­ing pos­i­tively on the less priv­i­leged in the so­ci­ety.

“It is ob­vi­ous that govern­ment can­not do it alone hence it be­hoves on us as in­di­vid­u­als, groups, NGOS and cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions to sup­port this ad­min­is­tra­tion by mak­ing life more mean­ing­ful for ev­ery res­i­dent of the state.

“If we think first of what we can do for our com­mu­ni­ties and not what we stand to ben­e­fit, the so­ci­ety will be bet­ter for all.

“As part of my ef­fort to im­pact pos­i­tively on the less priv­i­leged in the so­ci­ety, l have floated a Non Gover­men­tal Or­gan­i­sa­tion called Oloba Ma­roof Afo­layan lni­tia­tive,” Afo­layan said.

he also said the foun­da­tion would among other ser­vices pro­vide employment and em­pow­er­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to teem­ing youths and women, espe­cially wid­ows in all parts of the state.

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